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Old 02-28-2015, 07:20 PM
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I remember somewhere in this thread talking about using Electrical Vehicle Battery packs for storing the excess power generated from a PV system. It seems that Tesla is going to build such systems in the giga factory.

In my opinion what is neat about it, is if some safety controls are built into the pack so that you don't overcharge, overheat, freeze, or bring the SOC down too far in the pack. The pack should last a LONG time that way. I actually like Chevy's over-protective design better than I like Teslas....

Old article, but I just ran across it. Here is snippit:

The announcement is potentially exciting news for a solar industry eager to achieve continued cost reduction in energy storage one of the chief bumps in the road against wider adoption and deployment of PV technology.
The Gigafactory will achieve cost reductions through an optimized manufacturing process driven by economies of scale that were previously unfeasible, and largely unobtainable in battery cell and pack production.

Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO, Elon Musk remarked last November that the company was hoping to work more closely with Panasonic on the realization of such a goal. The SolarCity chairman announced at the time that the chronic shortage of battery cells on the market was hindering the advancement of the Tesla model.

Read more: Tesla and Panasonic to construct battery 'Gigafactory': pv-magazine

Just thought it was interesting....
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:59 AM
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IMO,Tesla will file for bankruptcy this year...
musk-hoping. lol
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:26 AM
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I somehow don't think all of Musks businesses are just going to fail... And he is starting to get into the too big to fail arena as well. His EV vehicles are the only ones to hold onto their value used too... The Volt, Prius, Honda, Nissan, and Ford are tanking in the used car market.
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Old 04-25-2015, 04:39 PM
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They will be launched later next week, $6500 fir a 10KwH battery pack, what is new is that they will be making available extra large packs for office buildings and power plants to allow them to store excess generated power to lop off the peak usage demands.

Supposedly PG&E (bay area) wo;; rebate half the cost for on grid systems.
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