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Wow paid to use electricity !!!
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... 9Vo&pos=13

April 23 (Bloomberg) -- On windy nights in northern Germany, consumers are paid to keep the lights on.

Twice this year, the nation's 21,000 wind turbines pumped out so much power that utilities reduced customer bills for using the surplus electricity. Since the first rebate came with little fanfare at 5 a.m. one October day in 2008, payments have risen as high as 500.02 euros ($665) a megawatt-hour, about as much as a small factory or 1,000 homes use in 60 minutes. :thumb:
 

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Wow... that's cool. My brother (lives in Florida) has solar panels and sells his excess back to the company. They have to do it. I don't think he's paid for electricity in years. He also has his own well, so I suppose he is self-sufficient.
 
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