Combining clean energy production and storage creates a new distributed generation paradigm, the interconnected microgrid. These mini-utilities are being integrated into communities for increased resiliency, decreased toxic emissions, and climate change mitigation - but can they also be beautiful? Public aesthetics are shared community values, bringing people together, rather than inciting NIMBY battles. This session will present case studies of current solar + storage systems and creative solutions for the future of how micro-grids are implemented on the community level as public beautilities.
BENYC-1725: AIA 1.5LU/HSW; BPI 1.5