SolarCity to install solar panel & battery combo for Walmarts
SolarCity will install solar panels combined with batteries for energy storage at Walmart stores, according to SolarCity Chairman and Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the National Clean Energy Summit in Vegas on Tuesday. SolarCity and Walmart already had a substantial partnership, including solar panels installed at a newly announced 60 stores in California, but this is the first time Ive heard that batteries will be involved for some of the installations.
Ive reached out to SolarCity for more details on the deal and will update this if I hear back. In Musks 15-minute talk at Harry Reids annual clean energy conference, he said that energy storage, and low cost batteries, will be an important piece of solving the energy problem. (I think Musk said that the battery, solar panel deal would be for 90... [via Earth2Tech]