A New Concept for Real Social Security
This concept is written to encourage future retirees, developers, and manufactured home
communities to RE-Think about a few “ALTERNATIVES”.
Texas is expecting to be home to 12 million 55+ year-old residents by 2050.
A 1 MW solar PV power plant will need about 2 acres and
cost $3 million to build and fill with manufactured homes
Simple solar farms, built high enough, could be microgrids designed as “Independent-Living” Retirement Communities. 2 acres of solar = 1 Megawatt of electricity. Enough electricity to power 400-900 homes. 100 acres = 50 Megawatts of electricity. Enough electricity to power most small towns.
8-10 hours of sustainable energy storage should be required in the design of every Solar Farm. This will guarantee 24 hours of power balance for grid smoothing, peak load sharing, nighttime and inclement weather.