Why Tesla (And Everyone Else Are Shipping Containers The Future Of Construction? 2 months ago   08:27

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The battery industry is rapidly changing, in part because of growth in mobile devices and electric cars. The lithium-ion battery industry alone is expected to grow to $93 billion by 2025. But the energy sector could be disrupted by battery innovation as well. Here's everything you need to know about the big business of batteries and how battery innovation is changing our world.

**CORRECTION** @5:04 in the story, the lower third reads Gaston Plante. The correct name is John Goodenough, who is the co-inventory of the lithium-ion battery.
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William Finnegan
Wow , a history lesson. Propaganda disguised as useful information.
SeaJay Oceans
Not everything needs batteries: https://ai-tube.com/videoai/VfXscaC1zn0
Clean fresh water, from sunlight & sea water, no batteries.
Batteries need near 100% recovery and recycling because of the chemicals used to make them.
JoeCas
Arc reactor is the next big thing. We need Ironman. 😂
Quiet Corner
Batteries are getting into everything. I recently bought a cordless vacuum cleaner. I love it. It hangs on my wall and is super convenient to grab, clean and put back. My floor has never been cleaner.
The Random Guy
2:53 thought that was Steve Jobs 😂
EdwardThimbleHands
I don't see how lithium batteries are going to grow that much if graphene batteries get figured out soon. They would be safer, last much longer, charge quicker, and have the same or better energy density. I wish all companies would put more R&D into it. We might be free from "disposable" batteries soon with graphene.
Danny Marc
Child labor in D.R.Congo for these batteries 🔋 no one doing anything about it
Jeffrey Chang
Hi, Tesla can have Gigafactory. #Tesla
LiberalsRFilth Libertarian4Life
Best way to recycle batteries is to throw them into a fire and watch them explode...awesome!
Devon Rusinek
1) Does anyone have any good theories on what is powering the Oxford Electric Bell?
2) What is everyone's thoughts on tidal power? I hear it can be better, more efficient, and more ubiquitous but I'm not too well-informed about it.
MrBazsi888
You want 100% energy independence ? Zero-carbon footprint system will work like this in the future: PV-cell on the roof > electrolyse water generating H2 > store H2 in safe form (powder, inventer: Gerard Lugtigheid) > use needed H2 powder for warm water & eletricity & transportation (along the whole wintertime!). Done.
MrStanderd5000
Fake news
ra christ
lithium ion battery explosion takes out an entire energy grid, more at 11.
lee v
the human body is capable of generating more electricity than any battery we just haven't invest enough time n money to make it lit yet
Jordan WX
Tesla makes its own batteries nothing to do with Panasonic
Tomas T
HE3DA is coming...
Shini Kyokai
Cool video. Nice to see you guys taking a page from The Verge.
Bill MASE
Because they power their cars.
crazieeez
How come battery is still too expensive? I want a $10 per kWh. That way I can get a $700, 70kWh battery car to travel 400 miles.
Frank Albe
As a 55 year old person, I've heard about "great" new technology all my life. None of it has panned out. I had a GMC van (beautiful for ultimate comfort and utility) but it got 9 miles to the gallon. I hope that humanity moves forward from here. IMHO asking our children to freeze in the dark isn't going to happen. Not an Elon Musk fanboy but bringing electric powered things to market that people want is key.
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Are Shipping Containers The Future Of Construction? Why Tesla (And Everyone Else 2 months ago   04:37

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Shipping containers are being used as a constructive alternative for homebuilders. Paul Galvin, the chief executive of SG Blocks, says the days for traditional homebuilders are numbered.

Homeowners in hurricane- and tornado-prone areas now have an alternative to traditional brick and wood structures to keep their families safe: shipping containers. Their unibody steel construction exceeds structural code in the U.S. and stands up to severe conditions in seismic zones. One leader in the space is Brooklyn-based SG Blocks.

Founded in 2007, SG Blocks repurposes some of the 20 million or so containers in the world as its primary building tool. It calls itself a one-stop-shop construction platform for consumers looking for longer-lasting, greener, less-expensive dwellings.

SG Blocks manages the project from start to finish and provides industry-approved, code-engineered cargo shipping containers and complete architectural, engineering and design. Once the foundation is in and approved, SG Blocks delivers the home approximately 90 days later.

"The beautiful thing about prefabricated construction with SG Blocks is that while your contractor is doing the hole in the ground and the utilities, we're at the same exact time modifying the modules so that on Friday your foundation is finished and then on Monday, instead of having your general contractor show up for his first day, we start delivering 1,000 square feet an hour," said Paul Galvin, chairman and CEO of SG Blocks.
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