Smart Energy Home (SEH) consortium promises self-sufficient homes by late 2009

Smart Energy Home (SEH) consortium promises self-sufficient homes by late 2009

  • The sad thing about this is that, contrary to the implication in the article, absolutely nothing in any of these technologies is new. We could have been building like this for at least thirty years. Even the phase-change material (PCM) technology mentioned as “advanced” goes back at least that far (see this patent filed in 1975).
  • Not sure when the tipping-point happened, or what exactly contributed to it, where people stopped, on average, calling those of us “fear-mongers” and “tree-huggers” who have always said (a) it can be done and (b) it has to be done.
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