Distributed Generation

The Power Paradigm for the New Millennium

Ann-Marie Borbely Jan F. Kreider

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Distributed generation: the power paradigm for the new millennium / edited by Anne-Marie Borbely and Jan F. Krieder. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8493-0074-6 1. Power resources. 2. Energy development. 3. Environmental protection. 4. Distributed generation of electric power. I. Borbely, Anne-Marie. II. Kreider, Jan F., 1942-

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