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This is so interesting. Decentralizing power grids is an excellent idea. In terms of engaging communities, I'm wondering if there are videos online, demonstrations or just a strong infographic about how much energy you lose when you're transporting it over geographic distance. It might really help to make your point if people can see the total end difference between energy generated far away and energy generated in their local microgrid. I know it would make an impression on me!


Lacy commented on Give DYI solar panels workshops in schools

I love this idea! I want to take a solar panel DIY class! I'm curious if you know how much the materials for building a solar panel in the classroom would cost?


Lacy commented on Peer-to-Peer Access to Renewable Energy

I love the idea of creating a market for the excess power that household solar panels might produce. I wonder if people would value the energy even i.e. be more conservative with their energy if they could easily look up how much the energy could EARN them (rather than cost them). I wonder if the psychology of conservation would change.