30 Apr '12, 4pm

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

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

The Heart of a Tesla in Your House SolarCity , the biggest installer of solar energy systems in the U.S., and Tesla Motors , the electric car startup, are intimately linked via Elon Musk, the Chairman of the former and CEO of the latter (on top of that, SolarCity was founded by cousins of Musk, and he apparently was the one who had the idea for the company). So it should come as no surprise that they are collaborating and sharing technologies. The companies have complementary products to begin with (your Tesla electric car will be as clean as can be if you charge it up with electricity from SolarCity solar panels...), but the integration is now getting deeper; SolarCity will now sell and lease a "home energy storage system" that is based on battery technology provided by Tesla Motors. SolarCity/Screen capture It not only provides backup power in case of power failure and t...

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