01 May '12, 3pm

The Numbers Behind Tesla and SolarCity’s Home Energy Storage Play: Have electric carmaker Tesla and solar powe...

The Numbers Behind Tesla and SolarCity’s Home Energy Storage Play: Have electric carmaker Tesla and solar powe...

Have electric carmaker Tesla and solar power installer and financier SolarCity cracked the financial code for backing up residential rooftop solar panels with household batteries? Over the past year or so, the two companies have been quietly installing Tesla’s lithium-ion batteries to back up SolarCity’s solar panels. That’s no secret -- SolarCity advertises its home energy storage system on its company website. But battery backup for solar panels has been too expensive to justify for all but the wealthiest of homeowners. Simply put, batteries are too expensive, and the price of power too cheap, to justify the expense. That’s too bad, because battery backup could really help solve some of the larger-scale problems associated with connecting lots of intermittent, on-again, off-again solar power to the grid. Energy storage could help mitigate the distribution grid voltage sa...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/the-numbers-b...

Tweets

Tesla's Electric Car Battery Tech Could End Up Powering Your Home

Tesla's Electric Car Battery Tech Could End Up ...

treehugger.com 30 Apr '12, 4pm

The Heart of a Tesla in Your House SolarCity , the biggest installer of solar energy systems in the U.S., and Tesla Motors...

“Home” Documentary Really Hits Home

“Home” Documentary Really Hits Home

greenbuildingelements.com 02 May '12, 4am

This documentary gives brilliant insight on what we can do to change for a better, longer future. The video runs from agri...

SolarCity Rides the Rising Demand for Solar PV, Plans To Go Public

SolarCity Rides the Rising Demand for Solar PV,...

renewableenergyworld.com 01 May '12, 4pm

The IPO will begin after the Securities and Exchange Commission completes the review process that SolarCity initiated on A...

Tesla, SolarCity working on solar-powered energ...

green.autoblog.com 26 Apr '12, 1pm

with the top down, and the sun can be a good friend. Now, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk is finding an even better use ...

Check this out to see if you’re eligible for #V...

va.gov 04 May '12, 1pm

VA to Increase Mental Health Staff by 1,900 updated April 19, 2012 WASHINGTON –Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shins...

Abu Dhabi National Energy Sells Stake in Tesla Motors - Hybrid Cars News #ev

Abu Dhabi National Energy Sells Stake in Tesla ...

hybridcars.com 30 Apr '12, 8am

As a result, the Tesla stock purchase was never deemed a core asset by the Energy concern, so the sale doesn’t come as muc...

Tesla---Connecting the dots

edn.com 06 May '12, 7pm

Dr. Simos’ presentation on Tesla was eye-opening as well as mathematically and theoretically rigorous in showing that some...

Maybe an energy audit is what you need to help ...

resnet.us 08 May '12, 3am

A home energy audit (or survey) evaluates an existing home to determine where and how energy is being lost, what systems a...

Report: Race for the Cure numbers fell sharply this year.

Report: Race for the Cure numbers fell sharply ...

news.runnersworld.com 01 May '12, 5pm

I am so torn by this situation. On the one hand, you would think that monies raised to help folks would not be used politi...

Plug 'n Play #Solar Systems Could Give Renters a Renewable Energy Option via @TreeHugger

Plug 'n Play #Solar Systems Could Give Renters ...

treehugger.com 04 May '12, 4pm

Solar power generation can be a clean way to produce the electricity you use everyday, whether you're just supplementing g...

Just How Energy Efficient is Your Latest Smart ...

resnet.us 05 May '12, 10am

Smartphones and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand, don’t they? By putting your smartphone into power saving mode, you’re s...

New Tesla Blog: Model S Efficiency and Range:

New Tesla Blog: Model S Efficiency and Range:

teslamotors.com 09 May '12, 7pm

Back in 2008, JB wrote a similar blog about the efficiency and range of our Tesla Roadster. At that time, we had recently ...