Or, The Model S 100kWh
Buy 1 MWh of batteries and get 10 of these for free.
If we can turn 10% of Califonia’s automobiles into EV’s like these, then 100% renewable cities are viable, and the doors for Solar and Wind will open up again.
I am serious about creating a new model that will make the others obsolete.
We are not going to fight the existing realities of all of those agendas, but we can certainly come up with the model that makes those other ones obsolete. I’ll be intrigued to see how much pushback I get from this.
The renewable energy system is requiring, and justifying grid-scale batteries, from 500KWh to 1000kWh, and these batteries are costing about a million dollars per MWh.
The battery pack size for both the Model X and S Tesla models is about 100kWh. 10 of these vehicles, add up to 1 MWh, will cost less than the stationary battery installation, and provide an added bonus of having pollution free luxury transportation for select employees. With bidirectional current flow, you have enough storage to participate in the grid stability market. This is a fun concept when you understand potential mutual benefits. It also takes DER to a whole new level.
Once this starts to roll out, pollution will start dropping rapidly, the semi-mobile DER fleet will be fluid, paying, or being paid for your contribution/via BlockChain can become the norm. If you have a facility that would benefit and be profitable at 1000 kWh, you could actually save money by hooking up 10 model Xs which would provide the same battery storage equivalent and have 10 pollutions free, luxury vehicles for your employees to use.
Depending on an accurate evaluation of the needs by an independent ASHRA auditor, you could add or subtract the number of Teslas, but it’s cheaper to buy 10 Tesla Model Xs than a 1000 kWh battery that would just sit there.
This could be just a mission to unfold, but it is important to note that many of the worlds largest corporation will suffer revenue shock, as the world switches to infinitely abundant and cheap electricity.
They have successfully maintained barriers, supported and promoted publications that carefully avoid connecting these elements while sounding quite authoritative on the climate improvement landscape.
One of the storage barriers has been the investor-owned utilities desire to own, rate base, and make a return on the million dollar battery. Hard assets owned by IOU’s govern the amount of “cost recovery, plus investment returns” they are entitled to charge their consumers for.
It has taken over a decade for private storage asset owners to be able to buy and sell electricity, for storage, at the same prices the utilities do. Without those regulations in place, electricity storage was simply not financially viable.
In California, this means, that storage can even get paid to take for about a thousand hours per year, and pay less than 2.7 cents, per kilowatt hour 60% of the time. That is less than 10% of the price they would pay if categorized as retail. Electricity which sells in Silicon Valley for more than 27 cents per kWh.
This also explains why I’m screaming that Elon starts focusing on getting the Tesla vehicles built and on the road. The market attractiveness of home with Tesla’s built-in will take care of the rest.
The combination of utilizing more carbon-free electricity, and getting pollution monsters of the roads an ideal scenario.
©William Ross Williams July 2018.