An Article I saved , 6-11, 2014/ Tampa Bay Times, Business , "Power at your disposal " First, Randy Ross bought a Chevrolet Volt. Faced with the need to charge his car and eager to cut his utility bill, he installed solar panels on his Roof , Cali home. !! Cost: 1500 down and 15 month over a 10 year lease period ! Leadership is everything !!!
Now Ross 61, has taken the next big step toward energy independence: his own battery storage system that lets him tap solar every whenever he needs it ! Battery -based energy storage- for homes, businesses and the electric grid -is a hot new industry in Silicon Valley, driven by advances in battery chemistry and STATE policies designed to support the emerging technology ! JB Straubel , chief technology officer for Tesla Motors, "We have to get to a 100 percent renewable grid, and storage becomes absolute imperative to get there ." The Volt is like a gateway drug to getting solar panels" When the next earthquake ( Hurricane ) even if (the utility company ) goes down the system will keep refrigerator, ac, television running . This is a no brainer !