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Old 05-08-2015, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Elon, you didn't think BIG enough

After its Powerwall introduction, 75,000 units have already been spoken for! Pre-orders from 50,000 residential and 25,000 commercial users are worth about 800 million dollars in potential sales. That demand is about 1 1/2 year of production and delivery. The Gigafactory (not scheduled to open till 2016) would not be able to keep up with the additional current demands, that Tesla needs more Giga-facilities just for the home users.

Tesla's Battery Grabbed $800 Million in Its First Week - Bloomberg Business

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Old 05-16-2015, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt it's Mr. Musk that's the problem.

I like the theory that he's a stranded alien gaming Earth-side industry to create a means of returning to his home world.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Might read Karl Deninger at Market Ticker for an alternate take on Musk and his supposed intelligence. Follow the money, as has been said. There is a recent thread at www.airforums.com in re the pwall for RVs. Wouldn't occur to me to want a lithium batt or a propane water heater under my bed, but . . . . AM Solar already has what I might want for our limited space in a lightweight aerodynamic house.

Kris De Decker at Low Tech also has a good recent article on electrical storage.

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Old 05-17-2015, 04:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Deninger supports my theory of 'gaming Earth-side industry'. See also Analysis: Tesla may have made over $100 million off the CARB enabled battery swap ZEV credit scheme | Watts Up With That?




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Old 05-17-2015, 05:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Seven passenger Dragon capsule.

I wonder if you can get that pattern as a stamped tin ceiling.

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