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Ancient Swedish Hamlet Holds Lessons for Future of Clean Power

Villagers capture and store solar energy in batteries at home as EU’s Clean Energy Package will encourage more mini-grids

A thousand-year-old Swedish village could become a blueprint for local energy grids of the future.

Simris, with a population of about 200, has shown that operating independently from the national grid is technologically possible. Villagers use locally produced renewable energy stored in freezer-sized batteries in their homes.