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GPS_2008_POWER_A_Feasibility_Analysis_of_Powering_a_Cohousing_Community

Date

2008

Abstract

A radical alternative to the current, fossil-fuel dependent, massive electricity grid is possible. This study explored ways to structure local community energy production to favor renewable energy sources and decentralized democratic control. Within the realm of new ideas about cluster housing and “smart” development, energy considerations are paramount. We found intentional communities (condensed neighborhoods planned by people who share similar values and goals) to be the most promising avenue for realizing the vision of self-sustainable residential power through feasible power production using solar and wind energy.

Keywords

Power the World

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Creative Commons License
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Course

Power the World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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application/pdf

A Feasibility Analysis of Powering a Cohousing Community Using Solar and Wind Energy


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