Went to a celebration of a small scale solar electricity-generating grid on Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, yesterday. Hope to post a few pictures soon.
It's now connected to the town's system, and providing abundant energy to the town, as well as enormous savings. I see this as a realized vision emerging from the energy independence thinking of the 1960s and 1970s - and the building of the Cuttyhunk windmill in the mid 1970s (which was taken down in 1991). (I was around Cuttyhunk in the 1970s as a teen, and a bunch of hippies basically built this windmill, which was never connected to the Town of Gosnold's power system which used diesel fuel for decades).
This is the view the windmill had when it was standing (with Nashawena Island in the distance):
'how long did the Cuttyhunk windmill last wikipedia?'
1977 Windmill (80' high with 40' blades) built on Lookout Hill, to supplement generated
electricity, but never integrated. Torn down in 1991.