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Grid Dependence
Daniyal_Ali   2/11/2014 8:20:57 AM
In a relevant scenario, thinking on a large scale level, i hope in the future the prices of these renewable energy utilities reach a certain manageable level. Being a design engineer in this field myself, i know how hard it is to design a cost effective solution for the users. The off-grid systems are especially very expensive due to the additional use of batteries. Mostly in commercial areas people are leaning towards on-grid solar systems, because the off-grid system is not viable.
Though the firms are saving large amounts of money using the on-grid systems as well, but we are still dependent on the grid. But seeing the rapid developments in this field, i am hopeful that this dependence will be one day completely eliminated.

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The future of energy harvesting
Elizabeth M   2/11/2014 7:57:11 AM
It's nice to get some perspective from an expert, especially when there is so much research and information about energy harvesting out there at the moment. It's good to know he thinks that the invention of new energy-harvesting devices is on the rise and that their use will mature in the next few years. This seems to be the way research and the market is trending as well.

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