The future of renewable energy is making it look cool

  • Published on:  8/13/2018
  • 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.Subscribe: The Verge on Facebook: on Twitter: on Instagram: More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science:


  • The Verge
    The Verge  a years ago+114

    How would you power your home of the future?

  • Oluwaseyi Jimoh
    Oluwaseyi Jimoh a years ago+976

    Still dunno how the house of the future has a ford

  • Juan Castro
    Juan Castro a years ago+459

    Can we have an episode that list the price of everything.

  • MRfisheri
    MRfisheri a years ago+716

    I'm not an expert on this topic but I'm sure that car is not environmentally friendly-

  • Oscar Lee
    Oscar Lee a years ago+565

    Not that smart to have a tree right next to the solar cells. The shade's going to reduce efficiency massively.

  • TbT
    TbT a years ago+250

    I am aware that Ford is sponsoring this, but this tank of a car is certainly not "of the future" but very much of the past. Talking about solar with that gas guzzler in front of the house is kind of ridiculous. Apart from that, great series, thx.

  • Jos Gelissen
    Jos Gelissen a years ago+256

    although the house looks great, there are some things that are kind of weird:
    - big pickup on the driveway
    - trees shading the PV panels
    - inductive charing the phone instead of using a cable

  • Alex R
    Alex R a years ago+252

    90% comments about the Ford F-150
    10% about household energy usage

  • sunder_underscore
    sunder_underscore a years ago+177

    Nothing says "We are Ford, a dinosaur car company." like an F-150.

  • Christian B.
    Christian B. a years ago+112

    Talking solar energy and then parking a Ford F-150 below.
    Exactly my kind of humor

  • sudipta Das
    sudipta Das a years ago+140

    with out a Tesla, Nissan Leaf or Bolt in the car shed, the house of future look uncomplete!!

  • Fernando Escobar
    Fernando Escobar a years ago+109

    The trees are blocking the solar panels. Also, Ford F-150? What?

  • Asaad Khan
    Asaad Khan a years ago+39

    This Ford truck was so forced into this video that the whole time I was thinking WTF that thing is doing in this video.

  • FTech
    FTech a years ago+50

    its still sooo ridiculous that there is a Ford at a future house....
    True anti-advertisement!

  • Derek Moore
    Derek Moore a years ago+63

    Why didn't you use a tesla car and a tesla powerwall

  • john pardon
    john pardon a years ago+16

    i don't need a touchscreen on everything. and especially not camera's.
    but saving energy. that i can get behind.

  • Qneu Bo
    Qneu Bo a years ago+35

    Come on atleast keep it 10 mins or more...i was totally engaged and then the video just ended!

  • Rutger
    Rutger a years ago+49

    Now remove that ugly gas slurping car and replace it for an electric one

  • Lukas Stratmann
    Lukas Stratmann a years ago+22

    I like it so far! Just a note on the UI shown at 3:46: The energy and power units are wrong and somewhat confusing. I assume "Kw/H" should be "kWh" and "w" should be "W"?

  • US
    US a years ago+19

    As much as I like Grant, and I love this topic, I can't help but be reminded of him being in that very Shilly McDonalds Chicken Nuggets commercial