Sunday, May 26, 2019

Synergy haiku

Here’s an interpretation of the haiku on the painting of Lake O’Hara, above.

Line 1: Storable power: energy storage systems convert electricity into a storable form of energy and release the energy back as electricity at a later time. Storage technologies under study include pumped-storage hydropower, compressed air systems that can spin a turbine, and utility-scale batteries.
Line 2: Net zero-ready building: designing building to be very energy efficient with the appropriate infrastructure to handle an on site power when the price of onsite generation (from photovoltaics for example) and storage comes down
Line 3: This is synergy: creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.