1. The Sharing Economy’s Next Frontier: Energy Sharing

    The Sharing Economy’s Next Frontier: Energy Sharing

    The so-called sharing economy has given rise to new forms of business, such as AirBnB and Uber. Could the same sharing approach work in the utility business? A Missouri S&T researcher thinks it can, and she has developed a model for a peer-to-peer network through which consumers could buy, sell, and share energy.

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    1. More consumers are yearning to use renewable energies, and energy providers are trying to fill that gap between what's already being done and what consumers want.
    2. Sharing unused generation from renewable energy sources within a community benefits all participants in the community.
    3. Given that it's already happening on a small scale, I'd say we're pretty close.
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