POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for May 4, 2016

Tesla's Powerwalls available in the U.S.; ERCOT reports sufficient generation for summer 2016


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • Tesla’s Powerwalls for home energy storage are now available in the U.S. Retailing for $3,000 and weighing 214 pounds, the 6.4 kWh energy storage unit stores energy collected from solar panels during the day to power the home throughout the evening. The unit has already been sold in other markets including Australia, South Africa and Europe.
  • Based on the current forecast, ERCOT announced that there should be sufficient generation available to power the region this summer. The summer Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) reports 78,434 MW of total generation capacity to serve a projected peak demand of 70,588 MW. Initial reports for this fall also indicate sufficient generation for October – November.
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