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Mini-Grids Beat Mega-Grids

Connecting everyone to the electrical grid is easy, as long as they live in dense places like cities. Rural has always been harder, but even there, people gather. 71 more words


Walk Away From The Grid

Renewable energy tends to work at a household scale. If you can produce enough electricity for your home, why connect to the grid? Some see a vast move of people disconnecting from the grid for cost and independence. 115 more words


Decentralized Power Empowers The Poor

One of the causes of poverty has been the lack of adequate infrastructure. The rise of mobile telephones, LEDs, solar power and other technologies are enabling energy and services to be delivered directly to previously disconnected people. 52 more words


Locals Aren't Waiting For Federal

Pick your issue. If it affects your neighborhood you may be disappointed with the national government’s response. As proof of the resiliency of individuals, actions are being taken anyway. 73 more words


What is Bitcoin?

Fortunately the mining process does not require an in depth knowledge into how bitcoin works, but understanding how it works and what it is, is still very important. 671 more words


Neighborhoods Going Off Grid

Renewable energies are frequently distributed. Solar and wind are allowing self-sufficiency for individuals and for neighborhoods. Developers are no longer assuming that connecting to the grid is required or economical. 23 more words


Seeing the "Network for the Nodes" in Blockchain Technology

I often use the term “can’t see the forest for the trees” when discussing the struggle to maintain perspective. The term serves an effective metaphor to describe any instance where one is so caught up in the minutia of a subject they fail to consider the “big picture”.  773 more words