7 Days to 2018 – All I Want For Christmas

…is innovative green energy projects. Beyond traditional wind, solar, tidal and geothermal, I like looking at far more bleeding edge tech:

  1. Solar roadways: started in Idaho, but should cover all currently paved surfaces exposed to the sun. Shouldn’t every driveway, sidewalk, and road generate electricity for us, just because? Platio has a solar paving system as well.
  2. Kinetic energy: when people walk on sidewalks or floors in shopping malls [like mall-walkers], shouldn’t we not waste the energy created by the actual walking? Pavegen makes one. Here are some more.
  3. How about making energy from another thing that happens every day, water moving downhill in city pipes.

Let’s make 2018 a year where we smash open our infrastructure to make it generate electricity for us, just because.

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