The world has slowly been shifting away from dirty-energy in order to adopt more clean energy solutions in the fight against climate change and it has many people daydreaming about what the world will look like once we’ve completely made the transition to renewable energy.
What is a “Tesla Town” you ask? Basically, it’s a small housing development in the Melbourne business district where every home features solar panel roofing and built-in Tesla Powerwalls, which provide electricity storage to be used for domestic consumption, load shifting and backup power.
The new development has green energy advocates excited, as it should be one of the most environmentally sustainable developments ever created. Residents who purchase a home within the new suburb, which is being called YarraBend (as the Yarra River passes through it), will enjoy drastic cuts in water usage (about 43 percent) as well as in landfill contributions (by up to 80 percent).
Not to mention, the solar panel electricity generation is expected to allow residents to recharge their electric vehicles for basically zero cost.
The development will feature a combination of single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments, and will cover 16.46 hectares of land or about 2,500 new homes. These homes come at somewhat of a price, however. At the moment, 60 homes are available for purchase ranging from $1.48 million to $2.1 million.
The YarraBend community will feature electric car charging stations and all homes feature energy efficient lights and appliances, and the homes themselves have been designed to have a minimal impact on their environment.
How amazing would it be to see every home in the world outfitted with sustainable energy technology? As Thierry Lepercq of the French energy giant, Engie, recently said:
“The promise of quasi-infinite and free energy is here.”
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