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Tesla unveils batteries that can power homes and businesses

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

A lot of businesses are leveraging the power of the sun by making use of solar panels. However, most of them are left baffled after the sun sets, largely because they are inept at using solar energy when the sun is not shining.

Tesla motors, an American electric car design and manufacturing company aims to change all that. It has decided to manufacture batteries that store solar energy and serve as a back-up system for consumers during blackouts.

The announcement was made at an event near Los Angeles where Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk said that the move could help change the “entire energy infrastructure of the world.”

This change would be brought about by allowing consumers to get off a power grid or bring energy to remote areas that are not on a grid.

Musk said that Tesla Energy would partner with SolarCity, though more companies are expected to join the fray. The system is known as Powerwall and will begin shipping in the US by this summer.

“If you have the Tesla Powerwall, if the utility goes down, you still have power,” Mr. Musk said.

According to the company, Tesla Energy is a critical step in the mission to enable zero emission power generation.

“The whole thing is an integrated system that just works.”

Analysts say the rechargeable lithium-ion battery unit will be built using the same batteries Tesla produces for its electric vehicles.

The system comes in two units: Tesla will sell the 7kWh unit for $3,000 (£1,954), while the 10kWh unit will retail for $3,500 (£2,275) to installers.

Energy comparison firm USwitch estimates that one kWh can power two days of work on a laptop, a full washing machine cycle or be used to boil a kettle 10 times.

The batteries will be connected to the Internet and can be managed by Tesla from afar.

Customers can connect up to nine battery packs to store larger amounts of power.

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Musk Hints Collaboration of SpaceX Rockets With Hyperloop Project

The Boring Company is an infrastructure and tunnel construction company founded by Musk in late 2016

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Musk Hints Collaboration of SpaceX Rockets With Hyperloop Project
Musk Hints Collaboration of SpaceX Rockets With Hyperloop Project (Wikimedia Commons)

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has hinted that he plans to link the hyperloop project under his start-up The Boring Company with SpaceX’s rockets to create a transportation system that may ferry people anywhere on Earth in less than an hour.

In a series of tweets, SpeceX founder said he will present his vision for the future on Thursday in the US city of Los Angeles.

“Boring Company Hyperloop will take you from city centre underground and ocean to spaceport in 10 to 15 minutes,” Musk tweeted late Wednesday.

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The Boring Company is an infrastructure and tunnel construction company founded by Musk in late 2016.

Musk has cited difficulty with Los Angeles traffic and limitations with the current 2-D transportation network as inspiration for the tunnelling company project.

Also Read: Musk: SpaceX Set For Over 300 missions in Five Years

In March, Musk said the company would readjust its plan to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists over cars, which would only be considered for transport after all “personalised mass transit needs were met”.

SpaceX has got approval from the City of Los Angeles to build The Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, which will be used to explore Mars — a goal that Musk hopes to accomplish by 2022. (IANS)

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