We won’t need Eskom forever (or for long!) thanks to SA born Elon Musk

South African born Elon Musk – considered by many to be a real-life Tony Stark – has revealed a radical new electricity storage system that endeavors to “fundamentally change the way the world uses energy on an extreme scale.”

Musk claims the revolutionary new batteries will herald a fossil fuel free world where households with solar panels will generate their own electricity for their homes and electric cars.

The 10 kWh Powerwall, the cheapest battery (R42 000), comes in a 15 centimetre box that can be hung on any wall inside your house.

The 10 kWh Powerwall is pictured above.

We interviewed the Publisher of Stuff Magazine Toby Shapshak.

Listen to the audio (scroll down) for more detail.

These are essentially car batteries; they’re really not expensive. This is taking an existing technology and moving it into the home. It’s very clever.

Toby Shapshak, Stuff Magazine

2-billion of these power packs could power the entire planet!

Toby Shapshak, Stuff Magazine

Eskom could use these to store power it creates in off-peak times for use during peak hours.

Toby Shapshak, Stuff Magazine

Watch Elon Musk as he introduces Tesla Energy to the world:


This article first appeared on 702 : We won’t need Eskom forever (or for long!) thanks to SA born Elon Musk


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