Charging the electric car every night.
( Using this excess electricity to indirectly manufacture these Solar Panels, Wind
Turbines and Batteries).
Home insulation will become irrelevant.
Solar panels and wind
turbines on the roof of a multi-family apartment building
can never be enough to meet the needs of the
multi-families below and will not be ENERGY COST EFFICIENT.
Single-family houses will be net
ENERGY PRODUCERS -- when multi-family cannot.
Water will be stored and re-processed for reuse and for (not so greywater)
Solid human waste and previously un-processable waste will be locally processed
and put back into the ground (remember - with
excess energy all things are possible) . We will no longer be wasting so much
water to "flush it" to sewage treatment. (
more research needed). Composting's methane
emission - not necessarily being a better option.
This is yet another reason why the single-family detached home, with a garden, is the way of the future
for CARBON SEQUESTRATION and WATER RECYCLING & STORAGE as well as ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
(Garden and roof enables drinkable rain Water Capture and storage tanks.)
(2-way Satellite Internet will then allow homes to be totally OFF THE
GRID and can be built anywhere.)
BUSINESS OF THE FUTURE
Retail outlets like Best Buy (which is going bust
right now) and even clothing and general goods retailers
could be replaced by independent showrooms instead - charging admission
with online purchase credits. Purchases made in these
showrooms could be delivered to your door on a subsequent day. Most
businesses will be online except for food,
restaurants, entertainment and a few others. Deliveries being made in
All kinds of different businesses will share
showrooms and strategically placed warehouses (to increase delivery efficiency).
Commuting will only be to
these kind of jobs in
businesses that do not sell much online and
to manufacturing (which will continue to
become more robotic).
Telecommuting will be the norm.
PLAN for an ENERGY EFFICIENT FUTURE NOW
Make land available for
(cheap) detached housing -- otherwise building so much
multi-family now, will create energy slums
- a liability -- as living with your own energy
producing roof and conserving garden will be, -- not only
cheaper, -- but a source of income.
And also be "SAVE
THE PLANET NECESSARY".
Keep and add to the RENEWABLE ENERGY SUBSIDIES. Lets divert money from
otherwise wasted $'s on PLAN BAY AREA transit and dense residential.
Recompense for residential excess energy production so we can have
finance companies invest in energy
installations on residential roof tops - now.
Japan there are 1800 treatment centres
to which human waste is delivered by vacuum
powered trucks from households in much the same
way that septic tanks are emptied. Research will produce a family sized
London, UK February noon, the highest
solar radiation was 213 Watts per square metre. (Source: the
weather station atop the physics department at Imperial College London)
so one square metre solar panel on a roof, that is the most it could ever
generate: but solar photovoltaic panels are not 100% efficient; they don't
convert all the incident solar energy to electricity. The best is around 30%
that's only 64W. Not even enough to power a laptop, and 1 square metre is
hardly small. In August the peak is 3 times more. (
the average of the entire day would also be significantly smaller.)