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Are small local energy grids the future of energy?

Do you believe that with new, more sustainable sources of energy that we will see more and more communities start to create their own local energy grids rather that depending on large energy companies to supply them with power? Do you think it is possible for alternative energy sources to supply these communities with enough power? What are some of the obstacles that are preventing this from taking place?

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  • Nov 20 2012: Until we can figure out how to STORE electricity in a form that allows high, on-demand release, we are stuck with building larger and larger 'grids'.
    The main problem is that there is no money to be made in storing energy, only it seems in generating ang "transporting" it to its end user.
    Keep in mind that currently, ALL of the electricity we currently use was generated only a few micro-seconds ago.

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