Tetris rights owner Henk Rogers lives on a mountain in Honolulu, off the grid. The Hawaiian Electric grid, that is. AP:
The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking Diamond Head, Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean, and two Tesla cars in the driveway. It’s not the two electric cars that set the property apart from its swanky neighbors.
The difference is that this solar-powered home is completely energy independent.
What he is independent from is sending money to the electric company every month. What’s the cost of becoming energy independent? The article doesn’t say, but I suspect I could power my condo for about 20 years with the same money. And, what happens to the electric infrastructure and the taxes it brings to the city or state when a majority of home owners go off the grid?
I would expect the government to impose a tax on sunlight.