Everyone would like to run the world on electricity generated from renewable sources; however, these sources are often unreliable because they are absent when conditions change, such as when the sun goes down or the wind isn't blowing. As a solution, we propose building an Internet of Energy in which everyone can operate a personal micro utility at their home or business.
A micro utility is a networked energy system that enables the storage of electricity from any source (renewable or otherwise) in your own home or business. It is connected to a network that tracks its economic value and the exchange of peer-to-peer energy through the electrical grid. All of this is possible with the convergence of Internet communications and lower-cost, longer-lived storage devices.
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