• Matt SistoMatt Sisto, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    Legit gamechanger, per usual. Working for Elon Musk is a dream of mine, especially for SpaceX.

    6 points
  • Andrew CiobanasiuAndrew Ciobanasiu, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    This wasn't received very well by the masses, but I just couldn't help myself.

    3 points
  • Brian A.Brian A., over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    It's most definitely not cheap ($3,500 + a few thousand for a AC-DC inverter and some solar panels), but the implications for this technology are huge. I could see a smaller, cheaper version of this filling the gaps in developing countries' power grids and bringing electricity to those who can't get it (or can't get it reliably) in a few years' time.

    2 points
    • Ian GoodeIan Goode, over 8 years ago

      It's interesting, because it will easily pay for itself in the medium term. It's not cheap in the short-term, but in the medium to long term it's a good deal. And that's normally what the housing market is built on.

      However, it's technology, so in the medium term it will no doubt get cheaper and more powerful. That $3500 battery you buy today will in two years probably be $2000 with twice the capacity. And so on. Do you invest more and upgrade for more returns later on or just stick with version one...

      5 points
  • David HamiltonDavid Hamilton, over 4 years ago

    Just because it comes from Tesla, it doesn't mean that it's going to work for everybody. I mean if you understand the way that the company markets itself, it's obviously targeting a certain type of person who is able to afford their products for the glamorous exchange of being called socially conscious. They're going to work a lot harder to get more people on board their "life-changing" technologies....

    0 points
  • Drew BeckDrew Beck, over 8 years ago


    0 points