Courtesy of DFA A 609-acre California coastal community, Walden Monterey, serves as a respite for those needing to recharge their batteries — especially the region's leaders in tech. The enclave's founder, Nick Jekogian, invites potential homeowners to visit the property and stay in portable homes, called "roving rooms," to truly experience the sustainable, outdoor-centric lifestyle the community has to offer. Now, a new unit, called the Galini Sleeping Pod, will be used to house prospective buyers as they consider making a more permanent purchase of the land. According to the pod's designer, it's much more than simply a mobile home. About eight hours south of Silicon Valley sits the Monterey Peninsula, where you'll find a fledgling community that's being designed as a respite for the region's tech elite. Walden Monterey was founded in 2016 by developer Nick Jekogian, who set out to turn the 609 acre-land into a coastal "agrihood" community, a growing trend … [Read more...] about Designed for a community of tech elites, these tiny homes are 3D printed, run by Tesla batteries, and cost $250,000
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posted on 17 Feb 2014, 20:06 1 1. Jarahawk (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Dec 2011) Just think what this will mean for electric cars like Tesla. posted on 17 Feb 2014, 21:03 2 6. grahaman27 (Posts: 362; Member since: 05 Apr 2013) I dont want an electrical power stations inside my house with CRAZY amp output (currently 80 amps). it takes 9.5 hours to fully charge the 85kwh batteries in teslas... so to match that same time to charge, then the amps would scale at the same rate that the batteries would. posted on 18 Feb 2014, 00:44 10 11. Jarahawk (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Dec 2011) Understood. YOU don't want an electric outlet at your home... Yet, riding in an automobile containing gasoline which is flammable and combustible causes you no concern at all? 21. tuminatr (Posts: 920; Member since: 23 Feb 2009) Gas in liquid form is not very flammable, it needs to be vaporized then its extremely combustible. That’s one of the reasons cars have fuel … [Read more...] about Comments for : Pomegranates could help your smartphone battery last 10 times longer
On the evening of November 16th, the world will get its first look at Tesla’s next big project: an all-electric semi truck with a rumored range of up to 300 miles. The big question is, does the world actually need this? Elon Musk certainly thinks so. Earlier this week, he tweeted that the truck would “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.” Which seems like a totally fine and not at all hyperbolic way to manage expectations. But the freight industry seems ambivalent at best. Trucking leaders say they welcome Tesla’s entry into the market, while acknowledging that their industry as a whole is clearly trending toward some form of electrification. But they also point out that truck manufacturers and operators have already embraced alternative fuel technologies, from natural gas to propane to hydrogen fuel cells. And battery-powered electric vehicles will face steep challenges, from weight restrictions to the availability of … [Read more...] about Does the world need a Tesla truck?
The South Australian government will build what it says is the world’s largest virtual power plant by rolling out solar panels and Tesla batteries to at least 50,000 homes. Installation is planned over the next four years, and those households will combine to create the 250MW virtual power plant. Energy generated from the solar panels will be stored in the Tesla batteries, and any excess energy will be fed back to the grid, which will be centrally controlled and provide energy to the rest of the state when required. In an initial trial, which has already commenced, a 5kW solar panel system and a 13.5kWh Tesla Powerwall 2 battery will be installed in 1,100 public housing properties for free, with the sale of electricity to cover costs. Following this, an additional 24,000 public houses will receive the systems. A wider rollout for private homes is planned in 2019, depending on the success of the trial phases. Tesla says that, when completed, the virtual power facility could … [Read more...] about Tesla is helping South Australia build what will be the world’s largest virtual power plant
Just a few months after Tesla completed the world's biggest lithium-ion battery installation outside of the Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia, the Australian state and the electric vehicle-slash-energy company look like they're ready to partner again. This time, South Australia wants to build a 250MW virtual power plant. The plant will consist of thousands of solar panels and batteries running software that decides when the batteries charge and discharge to maximize efficiency and value to the grid. The installation of these systems has already started, and the government of South Australia said installation would continue through 2018 to 2019. If the trial goes well, another 24,000 Housing Trust homes will be included in the virtual power plant (residents may opt out, however). If all goes well after the second phase of the rollout, another 25,000 private South Australian households will have the option to buy into the system. Installations at public housing will be provided at … [Read more...] about Tesla and South Australia at it again, this time building a virtual power plant