Can We “Tesla” Energy Storage?
By GARY L. HUNT
Elon Musk is trying to turn Tesla into a verb with announcement of the disruptive innovation adaptation of his auto battery system into a home and business energy storage solution. We all hope he succeeds!
One of the biggest disruptive innovation technology frontier hurdles in the energy industry has been the concept of online casinos uk and energy storage. Electricity is instantaneously transmitted when produced at power plants connected to the power grid. It is unique in that keeping the lights on requires a continuous balance of supply and demand. For generations engineers, soothsayers and wizards of all types have flirted with ways to capture lightning in a bottle for later use. It remains the missing link in our distributed energy future.
We have good solutions for utility scale energy storage in pumped hydro and compressed air technologies. They work and are reasonably cost effective in many markets, but not very practical for our garage at home. That is why there has been such excitement about Elon Musk’s announcement about the new Tesla product called Powerwall and its larger commercial-scale solution called PowerPack. The hype around these new products masks some of the practical issues Tesla and others still face in bringing them to market.