News The world’s first “Tesla Town” with solar roofs and Powerwalls is coming to Australia

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  1. Punctured

    Punctured Well-Known Member

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    http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-fir...-roofs-and-powerwalls-is-coming-to-australia/

    Developers in Australia just announced plans to build the world’s first “Tesla town” – a small suburb off Melbourne’s business district where every house will have a solar roof and a built-in Tesla Powerwall. The project has been hailed as one of the most environmentally sustainable developments in Australia, and for good reason. Residents can expect to see their water use reduced by 43%, landfill contributions will be reduced by 80%, and the solar panels are expected to generate so much electricity that residents will be able to recharge their electric cars for free.
     
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    looks neat
     
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    Without talking about costs this still seems very prototype to me. Why Australia, why not Arizona or Las Vegas?

    Also, how does solar reduce water and landfill use?
     
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    while american politics and corporate interists try to sell us all on the idea of "clean coal" and the non existence of climate change, other countries are taking the lead scientifically , technically and economically.

    rock on america and enjoy that slide backwards in progress.
     
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    im trying to figure out the answer tot he landfill thing,

    but i am betting that building this in a state with nearly year round perfect weather would run into certain road blocks with local politics and businesses. lets face it, a lot of the land in the US with really sunny hot weather are also red states. not exactly champions of this sort of tech
     
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    looks neat
     
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    Probably less resistance from the Australian government.
     
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    Keep that queer sciencey shit out of the U ! S ! A !

    We'll keep burning dinosaurs and choking on the pollution, thank you.
     
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    I'm guessing that part of it has more to do with the overall master plan of the community, not the Tesla part of it.

    Going off the grid isn't too hard or expensive on an individual home basis right now. 25,000 - 35,000 for panels, inverter and one or two Power Walls.

    It's a long time to break even (14-15 yrs if your bill is $200/mo) and who knows what technology will bring in that time span. I still like the idea though. I think the tipping point will be when the batteries and panels drop drastically in price.

    It's odd how most technologies tear forward at a screaming pace, reducing price and increasing quality -- I remember just a few years ago, giant 4k TV's were $10,000, now many are under a thousand -- but somehow batteries and solar have stagnated for decades.

    With solar, once you can cut that return on investment time in half, there's not much to stop everyone from doing it.

    Or maybe something like this:
    A nat gas run generator which doesn't use a traditional engine. Just plop one of these down, hook up the gas and never buy electricity again.

    http://www.redoxenergy.com/products

    I think it's the same tech as below, from 6 years ago.
     
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    Bloom box turned out to be a total scam.

    I'm still trying to figure out if the average home roof could power high power usage items like AC, Heat or kitchen appliances.

    Whenever PV solar becomes feasible, I would expect to see it in the Southwest and West first (high sun areas) and not the Northeast. NJ is putting PV solar everywhere and I have no idea who is paying.
     
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    :secret:...you mean red states.
     
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    yes, thank you.
     
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    No prob. I agree with your statements. We can't solve every problem at once but shit, if we could at least try to start utilizing solar power on a more wide-scale level.
     
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    we need to get with the fact that it is 2016 and some countries are powering most if not all of their counties on wind, solar etc. Granted they are smaller counties with smaller populations, but they did it. the powers that be in this country hate the idea of making small strides in that direction because they are either retarded or, and this is more likely, are funded by oil or coal companies.
     
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    Bullshit. Let's see the price tag.
     
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    What countries are those? South Pacific Island countries with no industry?
     
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    ? Tesla's paying for it.
     
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    So, we're paying it then. Since in it's entire history Tesla has never made one red cent.
     
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    Solar power is typically only used by fags, but I like Elon Musk's audacious technology.
     
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    Are you Australian? Why so angry at something that could change life for the better? You work for a gas company or something?