The inventor of the Segway – you know, the lean and go thing – has an island that has in its future a net zero energy badge. North Dumpling, his 3 acre island is located off of the coast of Connecticut. Net Zero means that Mr. Kamen’s island (or The Kingdom of North Dumpling) is 100% off-the-grid, per se. He does not depend on services at all.
Fritz Morgan, the Chief Technology Officer for Philips/Color Kinetics has helped Kamen with this feat – as of the next year, Kamen’s island will be lit up in brilliant color and quality (and with 70% less energy consumption, apparently) by a bunch of gear from Philips/Color Kinetics.
Thanks to DesignBoom!
Also, here’s the press release by Philips.