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Is Tesla's Solar City Sibling The 'Energy Company Of The 21st Century'?

By Antony Ingram 539 views Dec 30, 2013 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter SolarCity Enlarge Photo Some solar-energy companies have had a hard time in recent years, but SolarCity may look a little more promising. That isn't just because Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is the company's chairman, either--though it can't hurt. Instead, says The Atlantic (on Mashable ), it's because the company is starting to use Tesla battery packs for energy storage, as part of its solar array systems--a move increasingly thought to be an essential part of the push towards greener electricity. Energy storage offers the best way of regulating and buffering the inconsistent flow of energy from renewable sources like wind, solar, and tidal generation, ensuring supply will be sufficient to meet energy needs when demand is highest--and reducing wasted energy when it isn't. B...

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