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    Tesla Powerwall

    Solar charges the powerwall. The powerwall is able to run Air Conditioner systems.

    $3000 USD to never have to pay an electricty bill ever again in Thailand? Got to worth if if you have a big house?

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    There are supply problems...but yes, if it stacks up as quoted....well worth it...I heard they were $10k but

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    In the launch Musk said 3000 bucks. That would be for the US I assume. 10k? Well I still would go for it.

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    What about the peripherals to charge the battery?
    How does that work out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    Got to worth if if you have a big house?
    I rarely had a lecci bill of 2,000 baht, say 25,000 per year, so that's erm approaching 5 years, ignoring tax (which will probably be at 200%???), it breaking, Somchai stealing it, the missus'vmum breaking it in some unpredictable manner, the missus breaking it in some unpredictable manner, a random Thai breaking it in some unpredictable manner.

    I like the idea, but won't be getting one anytime soon.
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Wondering if the [Nicolai] Tesla estate or descendants receive royalties for the general abuse of his name and reference?

    After all, the good establishment did everything in their power to discredit and then steal the famous genius' stealth legacy.

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    The inverter is not included in the (USD3,000) price. It looks like the solar panel is not included either. Not sure how much they would add to the total cost but it makes the payback time even longer.

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    My electric bill ranges from 10 to 15k a month.

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    ^ What? You must live in a huge house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    My electric bill ranges from 10 to 15k a month.
    Cool are you grooming penguins, that's my annual bill inc pool pum and aircon in office 2-3 hours a day in April-May

    If you own may find passive cooling insulation ,supeblock,domed roof,extractors etc.I understand folks in the message parlour lark see things come and go and a trivial sum if raking it in
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    ^ What? You must live in a huge house!
    Perhaps he's an Ice dealer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    My electric bill ranges from 10 to 15k a month.



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    Is it compatible with electricity and electrical appliances that don't need grounding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    My electric bill ranges from 10 to 15k a month.
    Wow!
    Overuse, to be sure.
    Shameful.

    Even the most decadent households come in around 6-7k....and that's high.

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    Perhaps he has his own private indoor ice-rink and a few igloos in the garden for guests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post
    Is it compatible with electricity and electrical appliances that don't need grounding?
    Wouldn't worry about that; Somchai will plug it in for you...

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    While it is a good idea which will have its day it will not be cost efficient until his gigafactories come online. For now it is just a trendsetter option.

    plenty of analysis on tinterwebs as he announced this 6 months ago.

    more useful in countries that have off peak tarrifs. Charge it then.

    You can construct your own cheaper with deep cycle lead acid batteries. Not as pretty.

    but new battery tech is evolving and the more electric cars , drones and surfboards the cheaper the lithium iron batteries will become

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Wondering if the [Nicolai] Tesla estate or descendants receive royalties for the general abuse of his name and reference?

    After all, the good establishment did everything in their power to discredit and then steal the famous genius' stealth legacy.

    Did Nicolai (or his family) patent he name ?

    Even if they did. am sure the name is not Tesla Motors.

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    In a place like Thailand or the Philippines it would not be worth it unless you are off the grid or want to prepare for frequent outages..

    Lead Acid may be somewhat cheaper but will fill up your whole garage for the same capacity. Plus your wife cannot show them off in the living room.

    They are priced without inverter or other electronics because they will usually be offered by your supplier and come with electronics compatible to their system. They will charge them when it fits the needs of their grid.

    They may be not even owned but used by the supplier as a large distributed buffer and can be drawn upon when the grid needs peak power. But that depends on your contract.
    "don't attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by incompetence"

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    My electric bill ranges from 10 to 15k a month.
    Wow!
    Overuse, to be sure.
    Shameful.

    Even the most decadent households come in around 6-7k....and that's high.
    Cobblers. Large salt pool adds to the carnage. Work from home and not prepared to work in the heat. Large rooms take large aircons plus some other luxuries like wine climate control, camera cabinet, 2 refrigerators and a chest freezer ... all takes it toll.

    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    While it is a good idea which will have its day it will not be cost efficient until his gigafactories come online. For now it is just a trendsetter option.
    I tend to agree. I'm not going to do it for various reasons. But some of the people constructing up country might get a real benefit from it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers
    frequent outages..
    not so bad this year... last couple of years here on the dark side power cuts have been frequent. With the amount of building of villages down here as well, they will get more frequent.
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

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    It mostly is a technology for the future. It will become important.

    In the US I understand many utilities sell power cheap at night so you can charge at night or you charge from your solar panels.

    In Germany we have those absurd laws where it is economically feasible to sell all your produced solar power to the utility who have to buy it at a high price and run your own house from the grid at lower prices. Little incentive to have a battery until that changes.

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    7kw/h battery which is what they have, will run your a/c for about hour and a half. Gonna need a bunch of batteries.
    Yep. Good idea but not yet cost effective.
    I'll suffer my 2500 baht per month bill.
    Waiting for a wee nuke fusion generator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    My electric bill ranges from 10 to 15k a month.
    Wow!
    Overuse, to be sure.
    Shameful.

    Even the most decadent households come in around 6-7k....and that's high.
    Cobblers.
    Cobblers indeed. My electric bill is 5.5 to 6.5 each month in a good sized condo with 2 people living in it. Lots of aircons use, water heaters, stove/oven cooking, and a washing machine would all kick the bill up but compared to what a decadent house (4 or 5 bedrooms, pool, etc) costs, it's peanuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    7kw/h battery which is what they have, will run your a/c for about hour and a half. Gonna need a bunch of batteries.
    Yep. Good idea but not yet cost effective.
    I'll suffer my 2500 baht per month bill.
    Waiting for a wee nuke fusion generator.
    Life of the country mouse is suggested to be better...

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    One of these would be cheaper


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