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    First look at the Supercharger?

    This was from the Supercharger event invite sent out today. Possibly what it'll look like?

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    What city is the event going to be in?

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    Looks like a solar roofed carport.

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    Hmm, maybe Elon has solved the implementation of Nikola Tesla's wireless power distribution system?

    Massive solar grid somewhere in the SW, broadcast the power to Supercharger stations around the country by day, store the energy locally for later use.

    Since I can't see one tiny solar array over a few parking spots generating enough power (even with local energy storage) to support more than the infrequent charge of a Model S for most parts of the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dflye View Post
    Since I can't see one tiny solar array over a few parking spots generating enough power (even with local energy storage) to support more than the infrequent charge of a Model S for most parts of the country.
    This is the part I'm curious about as well. The chargers won't be used much, so they can store up energy for infrequent usage, but what happens on a busy driving weekend like Thanksgiving? It's that peak demand I'm really curious how they'll support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadaleus View Post
    What city is the event going to be in?
    Hawthorne - same place as the Model X unveiling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GHmagic6 View Post
    This was from the Supercharger event invite sent out today. Possibly what it'll look like?
    Who did they invite?
    Roadster #919, Model S #2006. Blog The Rules of Model S Road Tripping
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    If the solar panel charged an under ground mounted Model S battery or two then that buffer could keep the output clean.

    Power would come form the site host's grid connection if the batteries are drained and it's night. During the day if the battery is topped off then excess solar power can give the site owner (Tesla?) a payback on power used.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_G View Post
    Who did they invite?

    Seems like SoCal reservation holders were invited.

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