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Watt's Up, Wisconsin?
Watt's Up, Wisconsin?
Wisconsin Energy Institute

The world of energy is a confusing and ever growing field. Microgrids, agrivoltaics, alternative battery storage, bioenergy – it can be tricky... more

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Bioenergy Basics: The Big Picture

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Bioenergy Basics: the Conversion Conundrum

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How to Build Better

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Creating Resilience through Microgrids

When extreme weather hits, energy grids can suffer, with power outages displacing communities from essential services. However, microgrids can be... more

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Agrivoltaics: a Both-And Solution

Solar and agriculture have one thing in common: they both need sunlight. Oftentimes, this puts them on opposing sides, competing... more

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Introducing 'Watt's Up, Wisconsin?'

The energy landscape is a web of interconnected systems, but that landscape is changing. New technologies are raising big questions... more

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Watt's Up, Wisconsin?
Shining a Light on Energy Justice
Watt's Up, Wisconsin?