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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Vault Of The Future : My Home Town Producing Cheap Solar Rolls!


This is what I have been waiting for! Looks more durable than solar paint and cheaper. Doubtless mass production of these will bring the price down enormously. Imagine if a storm damages your panels and all you do is get another roll to replace them with and tack it down.

My ideal shelter power system would be solar, wind and biomass generation in that order. The incredible thing is that all three of those systems have the most promising next generation work being done right here in Australia. For power storage I want nickel-iron Edison batteries that will last 200 years wired in series.

4 comments:

Ryan David G said...

There are some interesting developments in battery tech at the moment. In a few years your shelter could have something like:

- a vanadium flow battery (currently prototypes at utility and community level, smaller units will follow) (http://www.imergy.com/technology)
- batteries based on a saline solution, zero risk of toxic leaks (http://www.aquionenergy.com/energy-storage-technology)
- liquid metal batteries. Sounds quite futuristic but the anodes and cathodes are remade every cycle so could have a very long lifetime (http://www.ambri.com/technology/)

bicebicebice said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3228991/New-species-ancient-human-discovered-Fossilised-remains-15-bodies-unearthed-South-African-cave.html

Russell (106) said...

"Imagine if a storm damages your panels and all you do is get another roll to replace them with and tack it down."

If sanity prevails, at all, the 3D print shop might become the next version of the blacksmith's shop.

Panels all messed up? Put a order in at the local 3D print shop, swing by that night to pick it up.

Need an enclosure for a home automation module? Same thing, place the order and pick it up.

Sigh. The future could have been a rather enjoyable place to live.

KW Jackson said...

Cory Doctorow wrote an interesting short speculative fiction about 3D printing in the near future and copyright raids by SWAT teams on small fabbers making print cartridges.

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