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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?
Kevin González
¿It works with or without of the grid in the future?
Eric Schoeman
what about hale
Yeng Sabio
Can this withstand a 220 kph typhoon wind?
agentsave
💪🏻I like that Solar power.
Jase Davenport
I mean the house of the future would have a Tesla not a Ford F-150
Owen Hellinger
What about teslas solar roof ?
Mikael Sonninen
They should install a green roof. I've heard it would lower the need for air conditioning.
André Mariano
solar takes 10 years to pay itself. it's a terrible investment :V
John
LOL...I have built two net zero homes of the future 10 and 5 years ago that are both solar powered. I am grid tied to share my surplus, but I live with any luxury one really needs, and the homes are ICF and built to stand up to the strongest winds with no worries and last millennia. All you need is the will to do it, and I am not a millionaire by any means.
John Lewis
I think the F-150 helps scale the size of the home
Cynthia Brown
President Carter is an innovator a thinker outside box catch up people.
mementorequiem
3:31, where can I get that iPad stand?
Jeremy Acosta
House of my dreams. just put a model x parked there
David Preston
Internet refrigerators were a fad in the late 90's which turned out to be a commercial failure. I'm surprised they tried it a second time.
Mario Torres
Thanks to YouTube I built a 3 Kw 48v system that provided my family with power 24 hrs/day during Hurricane María in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. I wired two power outlets separated from the house so it was simple and not dangerous doing it that way.
May Alsuwaidi
6/6/2019
David Bagley
Good jpb
cole marek
What was the background song
OnlyDavidWould
The roof of the house at least should be white to reflect any light not being absorbed by the solar panels, not only will this cool down the house, reducing a bit of the AC needed, but also make up for the melting ice caps that were reflecting light before. The more light reflected, the cooler the earth becomes, which means more white ice will form, and reflect more light, and so on and so forth.
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Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries The future of renewable energy is making 9 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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