Fix up the Earth or Move to Mars? The Hydrogen Community
To me, developing the first hydrogen-powered home — the Hydrogen Homestead — wasn’t just a project to prove I could do it.
To me it was a model for things to come.
Now, these many years later, an entire Hydrogen Community is on the near horizon.
I recently shared with the students I am mentoring some of the technologies I developed while working on the Hydrogen Homestead, and we then explored what we would need in order to make an entire community run on hydrogen.
There are some amazing new technologies that are ready for deployment, but other pieces that still need to come together in order to create locally independent, energy efficient, environmentally responsible, sustainable communities.
Some of the important questions we discussed were, “Where will the energy come from? How will it be harnessed and stored? What will the houses be like? What about food production? How will we protect the environment?”
I look forward to hearing your ideas and comments.