All things start simple and move to changing our quality of life. The auto started as a motorized horseless carriage and now has trillions of dollars in infrastructure. Solar started as simple power to offset building use but will ultimately power everything, including vehicles.
Our children will live in a Los Angeles were 60 percent of our power comes from solar generated locally, and the remainder off site solar, wind and hydro. Our power use will increase as vehicles move to electric. Boundaries on electric vehicles will cease to exist.
Electric vehicle guide ways offer three dimensional personal, semi-public, and public transportation moving at fast speeds and high safety. Travel from Century City to Sherman Oaks will take ten minutes and not deplete any electric from the vehicle. As the infrastructure grows, travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in your personal electric vehicle will take only two and one half hour with a full electric range in your vehicle still available. Vehicles will charge and discharge from the guide way with out touching it using magnetic induction charging technology that will be standard in all vehicles.
Along with the new mode of transportation delivers to our utility company the ability to modulate our grid. For the LADWP this is presently about a $2B or the $5B in annual electric revenues, but this will grow. LADWP will no longer be consumed with generation but with managing grid resources using their control of the grid, hydro-electric resources and other on-demand peaking technologies, and by charging and discharging the millions of electric vehicles operating in the City. Think about it, every electric vehicle stores enough power for most homes making it the ideal storage device. When you blend the electric vehicle with the electric vehicle guide way the real benefits of a solar powered city are realized.
One word exciting!
Jonathan Port, CEO