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Powerpack in the wild and powered by a 100kW solar system

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by FLDarren, May 17, 2015.

  1. FLDarren

    FLDarren Member

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    This is at USFSP's parking garage in downtown St. Petersburg Florida. The baterry system is massive. About 7 feet tall. I've been at this location a few times and never knew it was a Tesla Powerpack until they put the posters up the within the past day or two. The Powerpack may have been there awhile. I didn't know about the solar panels, so why would I be on the lookout for batteries. IMG_4840.JPG IMG_4841.JPG IMG_4844.JPG IMG_4847.JPG
     
  2. FredTMC

    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    This battery looks identical to the ~0.5 mWh systems that tesla uses at the superchargers and tesla factory

    in other words, I don't think this is the new generation "powerpack" design.
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    It may just be a case of rebranding and repackaging though. Tesla's been validating these for quite a while at the factory as well as at installations such as these. They've just made it all official with the Power* announcement.
     
  4. FLDarren

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    The small clear pouch on the front of the pack has a red Tesla logo on the top left. I'll take my 55-300 lense with me the next time I'm near there and get some info from the packet. Maybe I'll get a drone and take some spy pics beyond the fence. :wink:
     
  5. Chris TX

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    Yeah, that's not a single PowerPack. All the pictures of the PowerPack makes it look like a 19" server rack, filled with batteries.
     
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    image.jpg This from the Tesla April 30th launch event video.
     
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    Those are 500kWh units and were shown just to prove a point (this entire evening is powered by stored sunlight). The 100kWh PowerPack looks like this:

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    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    yep. Exactly
     
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    So does the 500kWh system have a specific name.
     
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    "Gigantor"
     
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    After maximizing my browser (on my relatively small screen)...

     

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