Friday, May 01, 2015
Prepare to Convert
It could be change on the scale of the advent of Christianity only bigger and far faster. Life as you know it could be about to change and, if that happens, you can thank/blame Elon Musk for it.
If Musk's high-tech firm, Tesla, succeeds massive numbers of us will be going wholly or partially "off the grid." Tesla yesterday unveiled what it claims will be the Yang to solar power's Yin - a powerful and affordable battery system that will leverage solar power into a 24-hour energy source.
The trade price for a 7 kWh battery pack will be a modest $3,000. A 10 kWh pack will go for $3,500. Best of all they're designed to be installed in under an hour.
I so hope Elon Musk doesn't turn out to be some supervillain out for world dominance.