Ford and SunPower offer rooftop solar panels to offset electricity used to charge EVs

 

 

 

 

 

Ford and SunPower offer rooftop solar panels to offset electricity used to charge EVs.

Smart Grid musings

What if updating to smart grid also meant that your house would now be grounded at the main line, provided “clean” (reduced interference and line noise) to your electronics, and included an alarm system that could alert EMS to line damage that might indicate fire or major damage to your home. This type of system could also be helpful in large-scale disasters indicating the location and severity of the disaster to ensure those most affected areas received adequate resources immediately. Would you volunteer to upgrade your home to smart grid. Sure there are privacy concerns, but are they truly any more than those represented by your email account, Facebook, phone or credit/debit card? Probably not. Might this cost you more? Maybe. However, those cost increases might come with lower insurance rates…