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Old 03-30-2015, 10:46 AM   #1
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Seems an appropriate time to start a general thread. Musk has just tweeted this out:

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Major new Tesla product line -- not a car -- will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:32 AM   #2
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Tesla personal jetpack?
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:47 AM   #3
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I assume it would be a Tesla Home Battery Storage system or something along those lines. They are building that massive factory for batteries and only have a limited number of cars that they can produce/sell in a year.
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90+% sure this is a whole home solar package, that will combine their excess battery production capacity with the solar side - I imagine it will be a very expensive, but mainstream way to get people into solar... Ie: the Apple of solar - they'll be expensive systems but they will work easily and be slick looking.
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I'll put money on a home battery system or a new line of electric motorbikes.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:49 AM   #6
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to be clear - I mean it will be a tandem package of the already announced home battery storage system with the requisite solar system - as people who do homebrew solar (ie buy the pieces separately) likely aren't going to telsa for marked-up batteries... So for Telsa to sell the batteries, they have to make a fully functioning system, so they need to include the cells, etc.
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:25 PM   #7
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Please, please, please be a Tesla sportbike.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:33 PM   #8
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Don't mean to hijack, but when is Calgary getting a Tesla showroom/service centre?
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:49 PM   #9
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Seems like an appropriate place to share this:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/8_lfxPI5ObM?rel=0
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Don't mean to hijack, but when is Calgary getting a Tesla showroom/service centre?
This year I believe. Maybe next.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:55 PM   #11
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Don't mean to hijack, but when is Calgary getting a Tesla showroom/service centre?
According to the dealership in Vancouver, we are supposed to get a service centre this summer.

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Saw one here in Calgary for the first time today. Sharp looking ride.
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Orange roadster? Because I saw one of those this week.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:36 AM   #14
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^I've gotten a ride in that car. That thing is fun for sure. The instant low end power makes it feel like a rocket ship. A silent rocket ship.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:10 AM   #15
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Powerwall is going to be a game changer especially if the 'maintenance free' claim holds true.
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I'm not entirely certain I understand how it works - is this for homes that have solar panels?
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:51 AM   #17
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Or Wind or some other form of distributed generation.

For a solar scenario, peak solar generation is not synced with peak demand. The battery charges from solar during the day and is dispatched for use when you get home from work. At this stage, it won't make a household completely energy independent, but it's a large step towards that. The cost is $3500 USD for one unit. Based on my power consumption and exchange it will take 125 months to pay for itself.

It's that kind of economics that has affected the penetration in my opinion. This system is a game changer in the sense that this makes the home storage solutions more accessible. That should push the installation price down which makes it more appealing to more people which drives the price down further.
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The $3500 unit isn't designed for daily cycling though; you'll need the 7 kWh unit which has worse economics.
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Worse economics that exclude the cost of installation + whatever generation method you choose.

It's coming but I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Based on my power consumption and exchange it will take 125 months to pay for itself.
In other words, slightly longer than the 10 year warrantee.
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