How Tesla Batteries Are Powering an Energy Revolution. Those Tesla Motors lithium-ion battery packs aren’t just powering electric luxury sports sedans for the 1 percent any more. They’ve started appearing in a small number of California homes to store electricity generated by rooftop solar panels, and businesses that want to cut their utility bills by charging the batteries with a rooftop photovoltaic array and then tap that power when demand—and electricity rates—spike.
Solar is here to stay! In the first quarter of 2016, 1,665 megawatts of solar PV were installed in the United States, adding more new electric capacity than coal, natural gas and nuclear combined. The solar industry is expected to install an unprecedented 14.5 gigawatts of capacity, a 94% jump over the 7.5 GW installed in 2015. This growth cements solar energy’s role as a mainstay in the USA's portfolio of electricity sources!
A pilot captured spectacular birds-eye views of solar farms as they create sci-fi landscapes covering thousands of acres. The giant structures are located across California and Nevada in the southern states of the USA where major utility companies are increasingly moving towards renewable energy sources.