IGERT Smart Grid

In Search of the Smart Grid

BY JOSHUA BROWN, Vermont Quarterly

The sun is trying to shine on Rutland, Vermont. It’s a gray morning in April, but a few beams cut the clouds as Nathan Adams ’96 and I turn off Route 4 and head up City Dump Road. We pass two trucks unloading garbage at a transfer station. Then we get out of the car and start walking through the mud toward the top of this now-closed landfill. Amidst piles of melting snow, 7,722 silicon solar panels cover ten acres like so many rows of purple tabletops tipped toward the south. READ MORE

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