As they say, the future is now. At WOMAD Festival (Adelaide) a robust discussion about batteries and alternate energy systems took place. Listen to the audio via the link below to hear what I think is an interesting discussion on energy and the way it will be managed in the future.
What I like about the discussion is the recognition it is legislation and bureaucracy that is getting in the way of each home becoming a power station and able to on sell its excess of electricity to other households or electricity companies ~ perhaps their will be shift when the latter twigs that it doesn't pay for or maintain expensive infrastructure (of its own or the solar panels of those who sell their excess of generate power) in order to on sell power to the average consumer.
The advent of cheaper and more efficient batteries allows for the time shift of energy creation to the hours of demand and not just the optimum generation periods.
Radio National captured the event. Click the link to hear the discussion.
hyphen31 (Don Collins) has been playing with technology since the days of the Apple+. On the web well before www, he continues to savour the richness of the webiverse in small bytes. He finally leapt from the couch and created this own domain & website forsaking all earlier incarnations...