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Small is Profitable: The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size

Small is Profitable
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Author Amory Lovins
Country United States
Language English
Publication date 2002
Media type Print

Small is Profitable: The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size is a 2002 book by energy analyst Amory Lovins and others. The book describes 207 ways in which the size of "electrical resources"—devices that make, save, or store electricity—affects their economic value. It finds that properly accounting for the economic benefits of "distributed" (decentralized) electrical resources typically raises their value by a large factor, perhaps tenfold, through improved system planning, utility construction and operation (especially of the grid), and service quality, and by avoiding social costs. This should change how distributed resources are marketed and used, and make policy and business opportunities explicit.[1]

Small is Profitable was named 'Book of the Year' by The Economist magazine.[1][2]

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