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Old 06-22-2018, 08:36 PM   #2134 (permalink)
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Three data points:

eurekalert:Buildings as power stations -- data shows they work: They generate more energy than they consume

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The Active Office is a first, but it isn't a one-off. It is quick to build using existing supply chains, and uses only materials that are already available. This is tomorrow's office, but it can be built today

electrek.co:Mercedes-Benz turns coal power plant into energy storage system with electric car batteries
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Their latest project was unveiled today and it consists of a 8.96 MW/9.8 MWh project using a total of 1,920 battery modules installed in Elverlingsen on the site of the former coal-fired power station that was built in 1912 and recently shut down pictured above.

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The battery modules would have normally found their ways into about 600 third generation electric smarts.

axios.com:Three big trends in micro electricity grids
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  1. Who's buying
  2. California as model
  3. Testing Viability

Not to mention the growing list of political subsets setting their own renewables goals: State of California, City of London, various corps, etc.
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