Tesla pairs up with SolarCity, will energy off-grid houses in addition to automobiles
In case you’ve ever dreamed of thumbing your nostril at massive power and its costly, polluting methods, then Tesla and a photo voltaic panel leasing firm referred to as SolarCity may be taking you a child-step nearer to actuality. Though acknowledged principally for its EVs, Tesla reckons it is aware of sufficient about batteries to unravel a key drawback within the photo voltaic power chain — specifically the storage of energy to be used when the solar, energy grid, or each go offline. The battery design, consisting of many laptop computer-fashion lithium ion batteries stacked collectively, was chosen after two years of analysis and a $1.eight million power grant. The 2 corporations at the moment are ready for tax credit from the Fed and California earlier than rolling out the tech. And being kissing cousins — with Elon Musk as each Chairman of SolarCity and CEO of Tesla — definitely cannot harm.