SolarCity to back up solar with Tesla...

SolarCity to back up solar with Tesla batteries

There are 2 comments on the Tri-cityherald.com story from Dec 4, 2013, titled SolarCity to back up solar with Tesla batteries. In it, Tri-cityherald.com reports that:

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

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Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#1 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

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#2 Dec 8, 2013
"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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