Hat tip to ocrenter who sent this in from Bloomberg – a prototype new home that generates its own energy that they think they can sell for around $250,000:
The youtube remarks are somewhat critical of the idea – you still have to purchase the natural gas to run the ‘powercell’, so can you sell enough excess electricity back to the grid to cover?
They talk about systems, but didn’t flat out say that these are modular homes. They show the prototype house being stick-built towards the end of the video, but isn’t the natural progression to build the houses off-site and deliver?
And when is ocrenter going to make a comeback?
I wonder what is done with exhaust from generator?
I wonder what the generator costs compared to solar system?
The prices you sell back to the grid are usually a fraction of what you pay??? If this system can power 3-6 homes it would be better if you and your neighbors pooled together.
Also, when the power goes out does the gas to your home still work?
“when the power goes out does the gas to your home still work?”
Yes, gas service is not dependent upon the electric grid working.
That guy they were interviewing looks like he’s seen a LOT of road… I’d want to know his past history. If he was a good rapper, I’d feel a lot better about his house.