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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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The Verge
The Verge 8 months ago
How would you power your home of the future?
Jemi Fong
Jemi Fong 13 days ago
Gen 4 reactors
Robert L
Robert L 24 days ago
My only issue with solar energy is the recycling of the panels. I've read it is toxic materials and still difficult to recycle but if that was fixed and improved I would use a combination of methods. I would also like to have that wind tree made in Europe that can fit in your backyard and produce power, solar power, and if I was near a creek use a mini power generator that harnesses power from water flow.
TPfisher92 P
TPfisher92 P Month ago
Nuclear
Mario Hanna
Mario Hanna Month ago
nucular reactor
RECHEETO S
RECHEETO S 16 hours ago
Solar carport is Not that innovative....
GamingTV
GamingTV 7 days ago
imagine one day not needing power companies that keeps people living in dense populations in poverty
Ian
Ian 12 days ago
Tesla solar roof anyone?
Scorpio DELA PENA
Scorpio DELA PENA 14 days ago
Well of course tesla !!!
Evan Smith
Evan Smith 16 days ago
3:01 optical illusion
TanakaBanana
TanakaBanana 17 days ago
"New low score" haha just got that!
Sean Rages
Sean Rages 23 days ago
Why only do the roof of what would be a shelter for the vehicle why wasn’t the whole roof made from solar panels
prankster gangster
prankster gangster 25 days ago
you should just use tesla and the tesla car to
Tina C
Tina C 26 days ago
Would be nice to see an electric car in the drive and highlight how those solar panels can charge the car. Ford F150 is a gas guzzler with lots of poisonous emissions - a vehicle of the PAST.
Franco Barberis
Franco Barberis Month ago
I can't help but think those solar panels like that are tempting for thieves. if you can't see the roof in the house, why not put more on the roof and get 100% power from solar.
Farooqh Emperial
Can you tell me which architecture firm is behind this tech home?
zyzo99
zyzo99 Month ago
Wow. 'Financially accessible' ?
flash star studio
what is the software use to know the power usage and control the home automation
jdm1066
jdm1066 Month ago
Hybrid electricity? Why not run all lighting, fans, and everything that can be run directly on DC instead of wasting a third of it in using expensive inverters. Next, use AC for energy intensive devices like ovens and HVAC?
Gary Kerney
Gary Kerney Month ago
What solar panels are those?
Sylvia Schepers
Sylvia Schepers Month ago
You didn't give any prices! Can you do that? PLEASE!
NicoTNN
NicoTNN 2 months ago
What brand is the solar panel? Very chic, love it.
Richard Finnegan
Richard Finnegan 2 months ago
i certainly would have a F150 TRUCK for my future home... geez couldn't you get them to sponsor an electric vehicle at least?
Sergiu Stanciu
Sergiu Stanciu 2 months ago
Congrats you have built a huge Tomograph. 😂😂
Jaime Mena
Jaime Mena 2 months ago
Please don't just say "an expert in solar technology" it'd be nice to hear one or two credentials or affiliations please
Jake
Jake 2 months ago
Love these! Thank you so much for making this series. It is truly inspiring.
Mitchell Austin
Mitchell Austin 2 months ago
Stop using power. Bam! problem solved.
BillyJoe1305
BillyJoe1305 2 months ago
The Jetsons' house probably ran on nuclear power. Like we would if we were an intelligent society.
BTSHasTaught MeALot
BTSHasTaught MeALot 2 months ago
I want this house to be my house...
Nacho Joshas
Nacho Joshas 2 months ago
I would like to see a solar water tank heater (without solar cells, just the heat of the sun) they're fking efficient and dont require batteries. A fridge with a screen....really? Many "homes of the future" are portrayed like this, full of cool products, so is more like home of the coroporatios. That's not the future I want to live, full of unnecesary stuff and batteries. An energy efficient home is smart with the materials, windows, sun orientation, and things like air conditioner are not necessary. Maybe a simplier, smarter home with tecnology in the right places is the home of the future.
Rob Joyner
Rob Joyner 2 months ago
It all looks good on paper but wanting to stay comfortable is going to cost energy and there's no way around it with the current approach. Hot water, a/c, heat, and cooking are the major energy consumers and that's not going to change without major scientific inventions/improvements. Ceiling, wall, and floor insulation needs to be greatly improved in the average home but home construction is not paying attention to this area in a major way. There are some products that can improve this but not to a major degree since the cost/savings ratio is not that great. LED bulbs can lower costs but there's the initial cost, which at this time is still expensive, and lighting is one of the lower energy consumers.
rosanna smith
rosanna smith 2 months ago
These affordable homes are great. but, they don't make room for the car, which is another big-ticket item that needs protection from the elements. Could the carport be closed in for the garage, or could a garage be added on when the house is in place?
Vinoth Kumar
Vinoth Kumar 2 months ago
intial cost is high
Katula Muyendi
Katula Muyendi 2 months ago
Are there any tests on hurricanes.....?
RafaelXander
RafaelXander 2 months ago
Cool
Geir Balderson
Geir Balderson 2 months ago
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
Ad van der Meer 3 months ago
Wow, a smart application that gets the units wrong. It's kW and kWh instead of Kw and KwH.
Truck Taxi
Truck Taxi 3 months ago
Beautiful
Marshmallow04
Marshmallow04 3 months ago
What app is that to track usage of electricity? How does it work?
Jorge Santillan
Jorge Santillan 3 months ago
Me gusta el concepto pero sin toda esa tacnologia
Owen Farley
Owen Farley 3 months ago
No Tesla? No solar tile roof? Ok...
Nicholas Littlejohn
Nicholas Littlejohn 3 months ago
This is my friends project. It has the LG "Powerwall"
Start Up
Start Up 4 months ago
my futur house
ongoto thomas
ongoto thomas 4 months ago
This is wonderful. kindly can this be done in African country..........especially Kenya? need one like of three bedroom
Win Man
Win Man 4 months ago
Replace the truck with a Tesla or Rimac.
Archon
Archon 4 months ago
The Jetsons use zero-point energy and have no carbon footprint :o
greggy weggy
greggy weggy 4 months ago
I just love the Eco home with the stonking great gas guzzler under the shaded solar carport. talk about daft.
CryptoDaddys
CryptoDaddys 4 months ago
home much again?
Sel
Sel 4 months ago
Not smart to drive a truck.
Vyrkhan
Vyrkhan 4 months ago
Like the old school, with carbon and a shovel ;)
Shirazenema
Shirazenema 4 months ago
I paid $5000 for my carport and it leaks.
Andrew B
Andrew B 4 months ago
I would be interested to know what application is being run to view and control the home's appliances and energy usage. I've built my own Net-Zero home and can monitor my energy consumption and generation using Enphase Envoy, but not in real-time and I can only see the home as a whole, not individual appliance usage. The best I can see is in 15 minute increments.
mixjon76
mixjon76 4 months ago
Should have put the ford GT in the drive way. Showing the best efficient use of performance they have to offer.
Danny
Danny 4 months ago
at 0.33 it shows the total power consumption 6398.143Kw/h how in hell is that power efficient?????? even if u use solar panels u need 6398/o.85 means u need almost 7600 wp on solarpower if 1 panel gives 200 wp u need 38 panels how and where u gonna put those ??? looks nice but the power consumption woud bankrupt ppl .
Andrew McBride
Andrew McBride 5 months ago
How efficient is this house on my wallet?
Rafa v
Rafa v 5 months ago
I mean some of the inside tech is really cool, the solar power is cool, definitely something of the future. But, its a prefab home made out of... wood and plywood? hardly futuristic. I mean readymade homes have been a thing for literally decades. This is just a regular box made out of wood with regular, energy heavy AC and a couple solar panels
1Post Daily
1Post Daily 5 months ago
I need a car lift because I am the type that like doing it myself.....cost is the main object of my crazy.
mohan vamsi
mohan vamsi 5 months ago
What is the name of this solar panels company
Ivan Deza
Ivan Deza 5 months ago
Do you have a link for the solar array provider?
Gary Pintado
Gary Pintado 5 months ago
Does anyone know what app they are using to see the electrical consumption? Looking for something that can help me manage my power intake, and control my smart devices like hue lights and thermostat.
Natureguy01
Natureguy01 5 months ago
How do you protect your solar cells from larger than normal hail and high winds as well as lightning strikes?
Justin Ng
Justin Ng 6 months ago
Why not Tesla's Solar roof?
General Ledger
General Ledger 6 months ago
What brand/model are the solar panels? We have a big carport that needs a new roof... would be a nice addition!
Ed19601
Ed19601 6 months ago
"Monitoring" energy doesnt necessarily cut energy
Nielz
Nielz 6 months ago
Wood walls btw
leon scott
leon scott 6 months ago
Correction. You built a home of the future for wealthy people. Lol nothing wrong with that but I wish more techies would put into context the social economic realities associated with the tech evolution and more specifically in regards to future planning. Most people in the world still don't have a cell phone and most people in the US can't afford a 1000 dollar emergency. Meaning that the tech we are showing right here is really for a select few people in the world and the US
Brendah Akoth
Brendah Akoth 6 months ago
I really like the idea of the solar powered homes.. We need that especially with the huge bad impact our actions have made on our environment...
SpaceFlye
SpaceFlye 6 months ago
Grade A marketing there with that *FORD TRUCK* conveniently placed in front. Kinda downgrades everything you were talking about being all energy efficient and "of the future" 😂.
Mike King
Mike King 6 months ago
For all of you folks who just can't get enough of that gorgeous F-150, I urge you to do a bit of research about the level of technology and fuel efficiency of the vehicle. Most of the comments thus far are uninformed and highly subjective.
FASZ SFD
FASZ SFD 6 months ago
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FASZ SFD
FASZ SFD 6 months ago
Hi Sir We are cloudiioT Riyadh company having business in Ksa middle east distributor for 1. Windstream hybrid solar 2 NOMMAD - BOSON Robotic solar cleaning system we are appointing sub distributor through out middle east pls. Contact below given detail We r In renewable energy business for hybrid solar n wind power plant both ground & roof top solar plant & Telecom tower Pls contact Mr Shariff What app# +918884170749 Call me +966591498731 Z.sharieff@cloydiiot.com Sfdindia@yahoo.in 1. www.lavancha.in/contact-us/ 2. ruvid.net/video/video-_iwFVzjqUjE.html 3. ruvid.net/video/video-qddZyFP5f24.html For more detail of product log on. The we transfer link below www.thoughtleadersinternational.org/solar-awardwinners-2015.html Why CloudiioT/Lavancha? What makes us stand out from other Solar Companies in the Market We deal with: 1) Solar Rooftop Power Plants [Commercial | Industries | Residential] 2) Solar + Wind: Hybrid Rooftop Power Plants [Commercial Buildings ] 3) Solar Daylight Harvesting: Redirecting Natural Sunlight into dark spaces of a building. [For Industries| Warehouses| Commercial Buildings with RCC/ Metal Roofs] 4) Solar Hybrid Inverter [All-in-one] [ON-GRID & OFF-GRID capability + Net-Metering (Solar+Grid) | Wind & Solar | Solar & Diesel Genset] 5) International Quality Solar Panels [ German | American ] We have successfully executed windstream Solar mill Daylight Harvesting Projects & Solar + solar Wind : Hybrid Rooftop Power Plants across India , Northern Africa&PROMOTING IN MIDDLE EAST REGION Through our exclusive middle East distributor Our Top Clients are: [Project Pics & Videos available for your reference @ our website: www.lavancha.in/contact-us/ middle east distribution
Gazi Rafi
Gazi Rafi 6 months ago
Where is the tesla?
KrKyoutube
KrKyoutube 6 months ago
Tesla Solar Roof BOOM !
David Stensby
David Stensby 6 months ago
The Ford looks like the worst thing about this house😟
KBT19X
KBT19X 6 months ago
Where is Alexa or Echo?
Tijl Gyssels
Tijl Gyssels 6 months ago
3:06 is that a crack?
Akshay Lal Singh
Akshay Lal Singh 6 months ago
is this building is suitable for seismic zone 4,5?
E Beard
E Beard 6 months ago
I love the idea of doing the solar as a stand alone unit. Solar panels on an existing roof leaves too much to chance for damage, no matter how they're installed.
Lucas Doody
Lucas Doody 6 months ago
For my house the future I would have a Airborne wind turbine with its base mounted on the roof. This way I get more energy from the turbine always being airborne and I don't get the noise of a wind turbine that otherwise would be mounted to a pole attached at the ground. For safety sake it would need a light/dark sensor to turn on a flashing light so planes or any other aircraft don't fly into it.
Adrian Tunechi
Adrian Tunechi 6 months ago
not energy its power dumbasses
LiPe VoLcOm
LiPe VoLcOm 6 months ago
Oh yeah, solar experts they say! And mount the modules flat, near trees not even mentioning we can't see the sun direction 😐
Jeeto
Jeeto 7 months ago
How do you keep your A/C from kicking on all day? Even at the 74 or 75 deg he was showing before, that would still have to run every 15-20min for a few minutes to maintain that temperature.
companyoflosers
companyoflosers 7 months ago
if every house were like this, there would be no energy crisis. emissions would be super low too. but power companies wouldnt like it. il companies wouldnt like it, so politicians the people who run our country and who take bribes disguised as campaign donations block it from being widespread.
Nana Quame Amaadi
Nana Quame Amaadi 7 months ago
Whats the model of the solar cells and inverter..actually interested in the the whole power system..
John Ward
John Ward 7 months ago
How does a big diesel ford truck (and sponsorship from them) make any damn sense in a renewable home in the future. It’s very clear that that vehicle should be electric.
D Angus
D Angus 7 months ago
How much coal power does it take to produce and maintain solar panels?
Chase
Chase 7 months ago
Everyone crying about the F150, get over it and learn how sponsors work. I am sure if Tesla wanted to sponsor they would have chosen them.
ປີເຕີ້ Sengsavang
How much does it cost to set up a solar panel?
Matlockization
Matlockization 7 months ago
I have to tell you that in South Australia the left wing government have decimated coal fired power stations and embraced renewable energy. The result was, industry has left for other states, unemployment is up and power prices have skyrocketed to be the highest in the world. And I thought renewables were all about the environment. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Aaron ___
Aaron ___ 7 months ago
Why was there an F150 parked outside?
euroclyde
euroclyde 7 months ago
question for solar experts or people who know about electricity: why not make appliances that are run on DC for the more and more people generating their own power (usually in DC, right)? There have to be inefficiencies associated with inverting, right?
Amilcar Schettini
Amilcar Schettini 7 months ago
I have been saying this few years
Regi Nettey
Regi Nettey 7 months ago
What is that power monitoring application?
Alston Ke
Alston Ke 7 months ago
I'm expecting a Toyota product instead of Ford esp with the video title.
Cabbage
Cabbage 7 months ago
The future is now
Tom Hagen
Tom Hagen 7 months ago
The foreseeable future of renewables is much like the present, little more than a niche market.
Randy Santos
Randy Santos 7 months ago
Weather should be considered in the house of the future, can withstand cat 5 hurricane like that
Steve Jones
Steve Jones 7 months ago
Regarding the comments about the Ford F150. -First with Ford's 2.7 Ecoboost V6, it's one of the most economical full size trucks and can achieve upper 20's on the highway. -Second, it's Texas so realistically most people are going to have at least 1 truck in their household. -Third, baby steps. The environmental friendly home can be the first step. The hybrid/electric full size truck will be here soon. Think of all of the battery capacity you could store under the pickup bed. -Cheers!
Tom Hagen
Tom Hagen 7 months ago
First informed comment I've seen here.
D-MAC
D-MAC 7 months ago
Maybe it's the home of the future and the vehicle outside is a symbol of the every day guy who drives a truck to work picks up the kids from School and just set an example of what the average family home could look like without being a Hilton or Rockefeller family member to afford. Although we know they're probably a little pricey.
narkatameister
narkatameister 7 months ago
1:44 just going to ignore Tesla Solar Roof?
Guido Ziviani
Guido Ziviani 7 months ago
anyone else weirded out by that forehead and chin on the ipad?
Linzie Rogers
Linzie Rogers 7 months ago
You need to prune the trees around the solar panels. If you don't, the limbs will block out the sun.
Caleb Smith
Caleb Smith 7 months ago
I can't wait in 10 years when this will already be outdated and unconventional.
Leon Meertens
Leon Meertens 7 months ago
in the Netherlands we have this concept house for at least 25-30 years,the house of the future,which was opened by wubbo ockels,the first dutch astronaut , with all the energie saving and al the smart equipment/technoligie at that time ,including the first solar panels and self tinting windows so the ac doesn’t have to be on full blast,updated annually for new tech,so i don’t get why this is such a big thing now,a lot of the “new” stuf everyone is making vidoes about because it’s eco......it has been done before!! and instead of going crazy about this eco topic,try and make normal cars that don’t throw out a ton of diesel exhaust ‘just because it’s cool’ because it’s a big contradiction what you try to teach !!!!
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