SolarCity to back up solar with Tesla batteries

Dec 4, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Tri-cityherald.com

The solution: big battery packs that will provide backup power while lowering electric bills.

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Solarman

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Dec 7, 2013
 
"For traditional electric utilities already struggling with weak electricity sales, this represents yet another threat. Efficiency programs and more advanced appliances are already helping customers lower their energy use, and solar panels and other power sources are helping customers generate their own power. Now commercial customers may have a way to reduce demand charges, too."

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/12/04/2713...

The utilities reluctance to change their business model will be their undoing, Elon Musk and the Rives know this and are counting on it.

Since: Mar 13

Seattle, WA

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"The solution: big battery packs that will provide backup power while lowering electric bills. The supplier: electric car maker Tesla Motors, whose CEO Elon Musk is also the chairman of SolarCity."

Lowering the bills, but certainly NOT the cost. This storage will add significantly to the cost of already expensive PV power. I wonder what he is reaping. Could it be government subsidies?

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