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Comment Re:Let me be the first to say congrats. (Score 1) 36

>No, they do not. Batteries are an expensive and inefficient waste of money and energy, when you have a grid connection.
Power companies shortly will no longer be required to purchase electricity from homeowners, so the grid is not a storage alternative. Additionally, batteries are a backup solution in the event the grid doesn't supply power.

>There are innumerable electricians out there, and they're all certified for such tasks.
Absolutely correct. That's why Solar City certifies, trains and hires local electricians like the one that installed my connection to charge my car.

Comment Re:Let me be the first to say congrats. (Score 2) 36

Homes with solar panels need batteries. Electric cars need batteries. The gigafactory makes batteries for both. Electric cars need electrical service for charging at homes and businesses. SolarCity specializes in delivering qualified installation services. They did a great job installing my electrical service for my car. The sharing of engineering, marketing and sales resources are obvious synergy.

The vast majority of the affected shareholders agreed and it was their decision to make. They can sell their stock if they think its a bad idea.

Comment Re:And the hits keep on coming ... (Score 1) 1066

The important political reality here is the electoral college. If there is to be change made politically, it needs to be in the minds of the rural voter not white baby boomers. It is the rural voter who has placed a leading climate change denier in charge of the EPA, not simply white baby boomers. Electoral college votes are assigned to locality, not age or race.

As a 56 year old white male who happens to be an environmentalist and supporter of sustainability, I'm understandably concerned about the broad brush being used here.

I think to discriminate and place blame on an entire generation and race is wrong on every level. It does not address the true factors requiring consideration to implement change. I've spent my life trying to leave the world a better place and it really sucks to be in the crosshairs of people who haven't really thought this through.

Comment This has been debunked (Score 4, Informative) 548

The server belonged to an email marketing company. In this case here isn't a big deep dark secret Trump-Russian conspiracy.

If you want an insight into Trump's ties with Russia, look at Paul Manaforte and read Time magazines article on the subject http://time.com/4433880/donald...

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