Because there are tons of crazy people in this world...
Jesse W. Pichel – Jefferies & Co., Inc.
There is a lot of chatter in the media about the Tesla battery pack, showing up in solar projects and do you think that solar could be a driver of your significant driver of your battery cells in the future?
Unidentified Company Representative
I don’t think we want to show a little of our cards right now, but I think there is some interesting potential in that direction may be in partnership with the certain solar company.
Is it a backup or a car charging system. http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showt...ght=solar+city
Solar City's page on the backup battery: http://www.solarcity.com/residential...y-storage.aspx
Called about it.
Priced at $20,000.
Used to be $40,000
Used to have the $10 a month lease. Those sold out in two days.
CEO has it installed
They really tried to dissuade purchase giving the reason that it won't save you money.
So what is the current lease plan?
I just called SolarCity because I really wanted to install solar AND the energy storage unit. I'm not interested in leasing, but purchasing. I don't know if telling SolarCity this upfront had any influence on the answer. They told me that the energy storage unit was still in testing and NOT available right now. They couldn't answer by when they expect it to be available. - And when it is, I would much rather have Tesla sell it, so that consumers could buy it and get it installed by their preferred solar company, and would not be required to get their solar system from SolarCity. I am very annoyed that during my conversation they diverted to talking about leasing THREE times. (That wasn't about leasing the energy storage unit, but their solar panels. No doubt they are going to push the lease option when the energy storage IS available, too.) It was such a turn-off, they are the LAST company I would consider installing my solar system.
Home Energy Storage & Battery Backup System - SolarCity
The person I spoke to assured me that it would be available next year for purchase and install into an existing PV system, and that the price would be less than $5K.
S 85 Silver & Grey w/Tech, Coils, Hi-Fi Sound, Parking Sensors, Fog Lamps, Lacewood, HPWC, took delivery 12/21/13, currently approaching 18K miles
1.5 Roadster #425, "Very Orange", second owner, acquired 10/07/14, 12K miles, no options except HPC
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