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Hacking Your Way Off The Utility Grid (40 tags)
Brian McConnell describes how he retrofitted his home to generate its own energy and significantly reduce its energy footprint. Learn how he installed a grid-intertied solar electric system, as well as solar water heating and solar forced air heaters.

Renewable Energy - The Next Opportunity for Silicon Valley (5 tags)
There are striking parallels between the renewable energy industry today and the personal computing industry circa 1980. Brian McConnell argues that the same basic dynamics that fueled the PC boom in Silicon Valley apply to renewable energy, and this represents an important opportunity, especially as the computing industry matures and becomes a commoditized consumer product business.