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Re: (ET) especially for Chris Zack
A nice old idea. We at Ford did that both for hybrids (research
quantities... Not for sale) several years ago. The more exciting one
was the Fuel Cell car that powers the house... From your natural gas
line yet, and also compresses to LNG for it's own use during the day.
Note I said natural gas-- the idea was abandoned when CO2 was determined
by the public to be a problem some greenhouse gas. They don't plumb H2
lines to your house folks, even though the Fuel Cell would be happy.
Way too expensive anyway, but they built a concept in 1999 as I recall.
Nor was the idea original with us. If you can size it right, the cell
could power the house and sell back enough excess to the grid to pay for
all the power you would use during the day. Don't hold your breath; I
don't expect it in my lifetime.
From: elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu
[mailto:elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu] On Behalf Of robert
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 12:54 PM
To: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Subject: Re: (ET) especially for Chris Zack
as a reader and infrequent contributer...
I am not sure if anyone has come across this link
it is a 689 sq m (7,400sqft) house.
The most interesting quote and solar/alternative
energy related. and electric car/hybrid
(You have grid tied PV with a true rational for
"...Toyota Dream House PAPI was designed to interface
with other Toyota technologies. One of the most
important of those other technologies is Toyota Motor Corporation's
Prius hybrid sedan, which can also be used to supply electricity to the
intelligent house for 36 hours in an emergency, such as an earthquake
that cuts off normal electrical supplies.
Conversely, the house can supply electricity to the
battery packs of the vehicles via the stand in the
middle of the garage. Some of that electrical energy
can be obtained from solar cell panels that cover the
roof, plus the sides of the structure. The house also
uses solar heating and fuel cells, which makes it a
kind of hybrid energy house..."
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