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A Failed Experiment

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The dome of the U.S. Capitol is seen on August 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The dome of the U.S. Capitol is seen on August 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In upper-middle-class suburbs on the East Coast, the newest must-have isn’t a $7,500 Sub-Zero refrigerator. It’s a standby generator that automatically flips on backup power to an entire house when the electrical grid goes out.

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