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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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How would you power your home of the future?
Vinoth Kumar
intial cost is high
Katula Muyendi
Are there any tests on hurricanes.....?
RafaelXander
Cool
Geir Balderson
This all looks rather wonderful.  But, What does this 'Home of the Future' cost?  Just for the foundation and basic shell as shown in Part One.   Cost is the key component of any Homeowners budget.   And, yes I now there is the site, utilities, permits and the like which varies with every home.
Ad van der Meer
Wow, a smart application that gets the units wrong. It's kW and kWh instead of Kw and KwH.
Truck Taxi
Beautiful
Marshmallow04
What app is that to track usage of electricity? How does it work?
Jorge Santillan
Me gusta el concepto pero sin toda esa tacnologia
Owen Farley
No Tesla? No solar tile roof? Ok...
Nicholas Littlejohn
This is my friends project. It has the LG "Powerwall"
Start Up
my futur house
ongoto thomas
This is wonderful. kindly can this be done in African country..........especially Kenya? need one like of three bedroom
Win Man
Replace the truck with a Tesla or Rimac.
Archon
The Jetsons use zero-point energy and have no carbon footprint :o
greggy weggy
I just love the Eco home with the stonking great gas guzzler under the shaded solar carport. talk about daft.
CryptoDaddys dotCOM
home much again?
Sel
Not smart to drive a truck.
Vyrkhan
Like the old school, with carbon and a shovel ;)
Shirazenema
I paid $5000 for my carport and it leaks.
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Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries The future of renewable energy is making 3 months ago   06:15

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We talked to the co-founder of Tesla, JB Straubel, about why giant batteries are crucial to the future of power grids everywhere. Batteries are becoming more useful at powering bigger things like bikes, cars, and soon, entire cities. We explore some of the zanier forms of energy storage already in use around the country.

Learn more about some of the figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, cited in this video:
https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3
https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=20652

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