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What is Distributed Power Generation?

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 2, 2010 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

An interesting graphic that shows how the definition of distributed generation can vary by technology, since one “module” of a wind power plant (~1.5 megawatts) is very different than one solar module (~250 Watts).

Image credit:Electric Power Systems Research 57 (2001) 195-204; Ackermann et. al.

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