2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #6

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week. 

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Tesla is building a 'virtual power plant' using people's homes

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South Australia is working with Tesla to install solar power systems on residents homes. Image: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The state government of South Australia announced Sunday that it had struck a deal with Tesla to install as many as 50,000 solar-power systems on homes, at no cost to residents.

The system would include both solar panels and Tesla Powerwall batteries, and would become part of a decentralized electric grid managed by software. The system would be funded in part by revenues from electricity, which would not belong to the owners of the homes where the systems were installed.

A pilot version of the program has already begun, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation spoke to one early recipient whose electric bills had declined substantially. One projection suggested energy bills for participating households would drop by 30%. 

Tesla is building a 'virtual power plant' using people's homes by David Z. Morris, Fortune/World Economic Forum

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