The future of renewable energy is making it look cool



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For The Verge and Curbed’s home of the future, renewable energy generation is directly integrated into the design of the house. Grant Imahara experiences how the home of the future can both generate its own power and reduce how much energy it needs.

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27 thoughts on “The future of renewable energy is making it look cool

  1. i am buying my first house this time next year, and im actually buying my parents house. and i am turning it into a smart home and adding a extra room and other stuff to make t like a modern house

  2. Awesome series! I have two questions though:
    How is the monitoring of the electricity works? What is that app on the iPad, and how it gets the usage information?
    Thanks! Keep it coming 🙂

  3. How do I get this this powered Smart Home how do I go about it who do the people I contact I have a tiny home and I would like to invest in what day have as a tiny home I would like to build I could build a garage up or garage just the top and to do a a tiny home solar so who are the solar people that I talk to in My Town in in my town Klamath Falls I bought a tiny house so I'd like to make it all solar I like to you get that square box I like to have that battery the whole works and how much is it going to cost I'm on a fixed income elderly and disabled or not or not

  4. The house of the future should have a Model S TESLA parked in the garage insted a big bulky diesel truck… it looked kinda old school stuff to me… just thinking…

  5. Solar panels they need to have a system to prevent overheating, because I am concerned, when in CA was 113 decrees some places with solar panels got on fire. So Ford sponsored this video but they should have use their other brands eco friendly cars 😂.

  6. It's good to see everyone talking about re-newable energy, but can talk about how green it is to store the energy we make?
    Like are the batteries we use green? Once their life cycle is up can we recycle those batteries and if so, is that recycling process green? What about how we make the batteries? Is that green. Just kinda curious because that is a very big piece of the puzzle.

  7. I might have taken this all a little more seriously had there not been an F-150 in every other shot.
    Does anyone really think that "The Home Of The Future" is going to have a gas powered vehicle parked outside? Or is it going to have an EV, for Fuel Cell vehicle powered by energy created and stored on site. C'mon…

  8. One thing they didn't mention about powering the house during a blackout, the battery (LG or Tesla) needs back up capability. Which is an additional cost. If you purchase a solar system with an LG CHEM battery AND solaredge inverter you're fine, it'll function during a blackout. If you buy Tesla Powerwall 2 you need to buy the back-up capability to function during a blackout. Which is about $1500 AUD

  9. Calling something a low voltage [V] item when it's using regular 120V AC… WTF
    It 's a low amperage [A] / low wattage [W] item. (drawing less current than 'regular' items)

    V is constant
    V = 120
    V * A = W
    W = power consumption

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