31 Jul '15, 5pm

Tesla batteries: the beginning of how technology will transform the electric grid

Tesla batteries: the beginning of how technology will transform the electric grid

Tesla Motors already makes batteries for its electric cars, but in April, it introduced battery systems for homes, businesses and electric utilities. The spread of cost-effective batteries will fundamentally change the way the electric grid operates. Combined with other innovations, batteries in homes and businesses will transform how people and businesses treat electricity. Along the way, these batteries will improve the efficiency and reliability of the grid overall. The solar factor Right now, most power is generated at large power plants and distributed to consumers. Electric energy storage allows a two-way flow of power, which offers some significant advantages for support of the power grid. For example, storage is particularly useful for offsetting the intermittent nature of wind and solar photovoltaics, which don’t produce power on demand as a fossil fuel power plan...

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