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originally posted by: neo96
And just how dependable is solar power during a freggin hurricane ?
Didn't matter either way.
Everything was pretty much destroyed.
Even a multi billion dollar Tesla system would have been.
To state the obvious.
A stand by generator and a few hundred gallon propane tank is still cheaper than what Tesla is selling for mass consumption.
People can even build their own storage banks too.
People *can* build anything but most people aren't and shouldn't be constructing propane storage tanks.
I think the obvious thing that you're missing here is that you can't put propane panels on your roof and fill your propane tank with free propane radiating from the sky.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: charlyv
They obviously need the power grid, how many tax dollars does Musk want to do it?
KIUC didn’t purchase the solar panels and battery system from Tesla outright. Instead, the utility contracted with Tesla to purchase electricity. There’s a 20-year contract in place to buy the solar-generated power for 13.9 cents per kilowatt hour — in effect, Tesla is now in the power generation business.