Ben Reed at TEDxBillings. Photo by: TEDx Talks / YouTube
Ben Reed at TEDxBillings. Photo by: TEDx Talks / YouTube

Ben Reed Shares Insight with TEDx

Ben Reed, owner and operator for Winpower West, and a member of the Montana Renewable Energy Association, provides insight on the problems and solutions to the energy production revolution taking place in developed countries around the world.

Reed goes over the evolution in energy over the past 100 years, and throughout the industrial revolution.

The biggest piece to his discussion starts around the 15 minute mark. Reed reviews a topic called ‘grid parody’ at TEDxBillings.

Watch the TEDxBillings presentation.


“I took a very, very old idea, being the tech geek that I am, and I thought I could bring this into the modern age. In the process, I innovated. I designed, what was the world’s first software controller for generators.” 

“Solar has come down in price dramatically since 2008. So much so, that we have now, what we call grid parody with solar across the country. Grid parody simply means that solar energy can be produced at or, below the cost of any other source of energy.” – Ben Reed