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Energy Grids of the Future are Self-Generated

Air pollution has dropped -- we can keep it low while reducing energy costs with self-generated renewable energy infrastructure.

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In the post-COVID world, we’ll see a balance between what was and what is. Knowing this, we can identify what elements of our current lifestyles we want to push to the post-COVID world, focusing on the practices that would increase sustainability and resilience.


In response to COVID-19, we are seeing people change their choices from those of convenience to those of self-sufficiency. There has been an increase in solar panel and battery purchases -- great news for the climate!


Here, find reasons why building large-scale models for self-generated renewable energy would benefit our post-COVID world:

  • We will see people continue to be self-sufficient in the ways accessible to them, learning habits throughout this pandemic that they will continue. Businesses should be catering to this desire for self-sufficiency.
  • Due to work-from-home models and an incredible uptick in online streaming, there is a question as to whether our energy grids can withstand the demand.
  • It’s less expensive than the costs of purchasing energy from a large, centralized model, which is a great incentive as people will be recovering from the pandemic’s financial impact.
  • The maps displaying reduced air pollution throughout the world are inspiring, giving hope for a cleaner future.


Powerclub, an energy trading platform in Australia, offers a yearly membership-based program, (A) giving battery owners an easy way to sell their excess energy from solar power and (B) giving energy consumers without access to panels low prices on the clean energy they purchase from their peers. Powerclub likens the democratization of their product to Uber.

What is the need are you focusing on?

(A) Keeping air clean, and using our learnings on conservation at this moment to inspire long-term change. (B) People gravitating toward self-sufficiency. (C) Energy grids ability to meet long-term demands of energy from continued work-from-home and increase in online streaming. (D) Individuals’ financial challenges due to the pandemic prompting them to find low-cost alternatives and new revenue streams.

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

See this Forbes article: COVID-19: The Wake-Up Call The Energy Sector Needed (https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemmagreen/2020/04/07/covid-19-the-wake-up-call-the-energy-sector-needed/#385acb12c468) See information on Powerclub: https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/power-ledger-solar-trading-software-rolled-out-to-powerclub-members-in-s-a/ Here is Powerclub’s website: https://powerclub.com.au/

What is your profession?

Program Management

Where are you located (country)?

United States

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

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