What the future of energy looks like
Profound, amazing, unprecedented change
The way our electricity world and system works today has been the same way it’s worked since Tesla and Edison were doing their original research on electricity well over 100 years ago. And they would recognise the way things are done today. I reckon in 10 years time, those guys wouldn’t recognise things. We are about to go through profound, amazing, unprecedented change in our energy world, that is completely changing the way we’ve done it for the last 150 years, and we’re in the middle of it, from the consumers out there to us in the team at Evergen. That’s pretty darn exciting.
A mind shift
Perhaps a similar anecdote is to talk about how batteries and solar and things have changed attitudes. I’ve spent a lot of time working in energy efficiency and I still believe passionately in energy efficiency, but I was the guy who would be closing windows and turning things off at the power point and all of this when I went out to work. When I had a solar battery system installed on my house it’s quite the opposite. Now, I look at my Evergen app, I see that it’s going to be sunny for the rest of the day and I actually turn the air conditioner on when I leave home, because I know that with my Evergen system, my house will be comfortable when I get home, it’s a beautiful house to come back to, and yet I can do that with no cost, or environmental guilt, because the energy for that has come from the solar panels on the roof and was stored up with the battery for when I got home. That mind shift is a really fundamental change. Solar and batteries allow people to have the lifestyle that we want and that we’re used to without needing to worry about how much our energy is going to cost us.