Reply to post: Re: Oh great...

Elon Musk's Tesla set to unveil home storage battery

Black Betty

Re: Oh great...

Actually about $4000 or less at Musk's CURRENT prices. Combine with a sub $15k 5 kW solar system to go off grid without sacrificing much in the way of convenience or lifestyle, but with probably enough back from even a pitiable feed-in tariff to justify remaining grid connected just in case.

With sub $100 per kWh of battery on the cards, staying grid connected is a no-brainer. They'll be installing the battery for you. Even leasing it off you if you choose to own outright more hardware than you actually need. Idling wind generators would no longer be a waste of free electricity. Everybody's battery gets a top up and those cheaply hoarded electrons are ready and waiting at a discount rate for when the ads come on and everyone's kettles sing as one.

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