DTNS 2484 – Tesla Drives It Home

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDarren Kitchen joins the show to talk about Tesla’s new Powerwall battery. Is it more than a giant UPS for your house? Plus Len Peralta is back to illustrate the episode!

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Show Notes

Today’s guests: Darren Kitchen & Len Peralta

Headlines: 

Last night Tesla announced batteries for home and business. The Tesla PowerWall is a 400 volt lithium-iON battery pack available to installers for $3500 at 10 kWh and $3,000 at 7 kWh. It takes 60-90 minutes on average to install the 6-inch thick 220 pound battery which can go on walls inside or out. The Powerwall comes with a 10 year warranty and you can pre-order now for delivery later this summer. SolarCity told Fortune it would sell the 10 kWH pack for $5,000 including installation and AC converter. Tesla also announced the Tesla Powerpack, a 100 kWh battery for larger utilities and enterprises available for $250 per kWh.

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