See a report on clean building from In Focus Martin Sheen
On In Focus Martin Sheen one of the stories the producers are following is the advances in alternative energy. Viewers watching the show on public television have been contacting the producers at (561) 826-0675 and talking to the team at the TV show about how high energy costs are a big concern for their families.
New energy sources are showing progress in bringing energy costs down through the use of clean and renewable energy sources. The home of the future will take advantage of these new cheaper energy sources and use them more efficiently though the use of smart power grid technology. These homes will have software to control power use during peak hours to keep energy costs down.
This new energy will come from a couple of sources that are seeing growth in popularity. In Focus PBs is watching how windmills are sprouting up in places like the Midwest where the wide open plains are an optimum location for wind fields. This new technology is already showing progress in bringing home energy costs down.
Solar power is also making news. More homes now have solar panels installed on the roof and it is saving on energy costs for homeowners. In some places where the panels are producing a lot of electricity, homeowners are selling excess energy back to the power companies, who are using it to decrease the electrical load from fossil fuels in the community.
Each of these technologies could be the future of energy production. By cutting reliance on fossil fuels, these energy sources are less of a danger to the environment. The fact that there is an endless supply of wind and sunlight makes these two sources much cheaper as well. Like most any new technology, they are being met with some apprehension because they are as efficient as they will become, but engineers tell our producers the technology is improving all the time.
The producers of the TV program In Focus with Martin Sheen can also be reached via the website at www.infocusptv.com. In the coming weeks, the team is expected to make more announcements about reports on ways to keep the environment healthy and energy costs low.