Transport Evolved’s Live Blog from Tesla’s Home Battery, Utility Battery Event

Later this evening, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will unveil what is believed to be two separate non-automotive products at a special event at Tesla’s design studio in Hawthorne, California.

If the rumours are to be believed, those two products will be a battery backup system for the home based on the battery pack found in the Tesla Model S luxury sedan, and a commercial-grade, large-scale grid-tied battery back capable of storing hundreds of kilowatt-hours or perhaps even megawatt-hours electricity to help utility companies store renewably-generated electricity for when the grid needs it.

This is all we know so far about tonight's event... but stick around for more as it happens!

This is all we know so far about tonight’s event… but stick around for more as it happens!

You’ve already heard from us how we think these two new products will help Tesla Motors make electric cars affordable for everyone, but now it’s time to bring you the reaction, excitement and pizazz of a Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] launch event right to your computer screen.

Sadly, as you might know, not a single member of the Transport Evolved editorial team happen to live anywhere near Los Angeles, but as anyone who knows the Transport Evolved crew will tell you, that doesn’t mean we can’t bring you the news as it happens.

http://livestream.com/accounts/4186560/events/3997049/player?width=640&height=360&autoPlay=true&mute=false

So we’ve got our guest blogger, EV advocate and Tesla owner  Dennis Pascual on the ground in Hawthorne, LA, where he will be partaking in a little citizen journalism to help us bring you the latest news from the Tesla event as it happens.

You can follow his night at the Tesla party by reading his special #TEatTesla twitter stream below.


And if you’ve got any thoughts or questions you’d like to voice, be sure to include the same twitter hashtag in your tweets and it will appear below alongside his.

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  • I would be very curious as to what safety systems are in place to guard against thermal runaway. 10-18kWh worth of electricity is a lot of energy packed into a small battery pack.

    • jeffsongster

      I believe the pack design with coolant has cell spacing engineered with tolerances that minimize that risk.

  • jeffsongster

    I am interested to find out if I can easily have this connected to an existing solar panel system with microinverters. This means I am only bringing already converted dc to AC from the roof. If this needs to be in the circuit at the DC level then it may not be possible. Hopeful to get this going or maybe just a V2H system from Nissan/Nichicon since I have these 2 great 24kW batteries/ Cars in my garage already. Nissan should roll this out now to get attention from the Tesla event.

  • I assume that these battery packs have been made with not the first class performance batteries needed for electric cars, but for that price could be ideal for converting old gas guzzlers to electric 😉