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Back To The Drawing Board!

March 21, 2016
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By Paul Homewood  

 

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May 2015

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11577823/House-battery-to-store-energy-will-change-entire-infrastructure-of-the-world.html

 

 

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March 2016

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/03/19/tesla-discontinues-10-kilowatt-hour-powerwall-home-battery/

 

Nice one, Elon!

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Joe Public permalink
    March 21, 2016 6:08 pm

    An undisputed effect of ‘climate change’ – worldwide increase in schadenfreude.

  2. March 21, 2016 6:35 pm

    “excess solar and wind energy” Are you kidding?

    • Gamecock permalink
      March 22, 2016 9:43 pm

      I want some of what they are smoking.

  3. Bloke down the pub permalink
    March 21, 2016 8:32 pm

    Elon should stick to getting us to Mars.

    • A C Osborn permalink
      March 21, 2016 9:03 pm

      I wouldn’t travel in anything he had made.

  4. 2hmp permalink
    March 21, 2016 9:14 pm

    Electric cars have no future till electrical energy can be stored in a compact form

    • John F. Hultquist permalink
      March 22, 2016 4:33 am

      Seems you want more energy held in a smaller space, and much like a bomb, that becomes more dangerous. I don’t plan on being an early adopter.

      • Ben Vorlich permalink
        March 22, 2016 8:18 am

        One reason to drive Diesel rather than petrol, diesel fuel is less volatile.

      • catweazle666 permalink
        March 23, 2016 12:31 am

        “One reason to drive Diesel rather than petrol, diesel fuel is less volatile.”

        So you won’t be in the vanguard of adopters of hydrogen-fuelled cars than, Ben?

  5. Dorian permalink
    March 21, 2016 10:46 pm

    Take note of the reason. Its the economics that don’t make sense. Not the idea of a back up power system. Strangely though, Tesla thinks the economics of their electric car does make sense. Go figure, the car battery system cost some $10,000, whereas this home energy system costs about $3,000. If it ain’t economical for the home, it is surely not economical for the car! I can’t believe people don’t see this, no-one is writing about this. Unbelievable.

    Tesla like the AGW movement, will only survive for as long as the tax payer keeps funding these clowns.

  6. March 22, 2016 5:14 am

    I think he got what he really wanted, a generous subsidy that is now drying up.

  7. March 22, 2016 9:38 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections and commented:
    Couldn’t continue development of this technology without massive government subsidies.

  8. March 22, 2016 10:07 pm

    The ‘7 kilowatt’ (6.4 kw in reality) power pack is still on offer.
    http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Tesla-Discontinues-10kWh-Powerwall-Home-Battery

    Musk says: “We’ll be coming out with version two of the Powerwall probably around July, August this year, which will see [a] further step-change in capabilities.”

    • March 23, 2016 12:36 pm

      Back of the fag packet suggests a saving of about £200 pa.

      I wonder what the battery, etc costs, and how long it lasts?

      Also, as most of the solar energy will be produced in summer, would the battery be able to store all of this for use in winter?

      • Bloke down the pub permalink
        March 23, 2016 1:46 pm

        During winter months, the best way to store energy is by having an electric heater that cuts in when enough juice is being made.

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