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Tesla tiny house

Hello!  Welcome back!  And yes, you read that title correctly.  Tesla has a tiny house!

I couldn’t find much information about it (ok I’m running out of time and just didn’t look into it) other than this website .   Anyways, check it out and let me know what you think.  I think it’d be pretty darn awesome to have a Tesla battery pack and reliable solar power for your whole house, if it was affordable.  there was no mention of price on this bad boy but I’m betting it’s pretty high – specially given the small size of the unit.  Here’s the details copied directly from their website:

  • Weight – 2 tonnes
  • Dimensions – 6m x 2.2m x 4m
  • Solar generation – 2kW PV system of 6 panels
  • Solar storage – 1 x Tesla Powerwall
  • Exterior – Clad in locally sourced, chemical-free, sustainable timber

Give the size of: 20′ – 0″ x 7′-0″ x 13′-0″ (I also grabbed the converted dims over from their website too) it’s a pretty small tiny house.  I’m assuming its 20′-0″ long and 7′-0 wide. In comparison my tiny house is 24′-0″ long and 8′-6″ wide with a max height of 13′-6″ to be road legal.

Let’s hope Tesla gets some good press out of this and makes some attainable solar panels and batteries for us more common folk to afford. =)

 

 

 

 

 

solar PAINT?

Hey, hey!  Happy Wednesday friends! How’s your week going so far? Mine is good.  Not quite as productive as I’m hoping (or needing) but still getting some things done.  So your probably wondering, “what does a professor do in the summer?”  Well, the summer is the time to do and/or write our research studies.  Since we’re so busy during the academic year with teaching classes the summer is the “free” time to work on research or write grant proposals.  It works REALLY well for me because I can work anywhere during the summer  months and since I’m more comfortable (and on my own time schedule) I get a ton of work done! It’s really great for me and my working style.  =)

Ok, so now on to today’s topic..solar paint!  Have you heard of it?  Have you seen it?  No?  Me either!  well, that’s because it won’t be available for another 5 years…

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no fuel cooking again…because why not!

Hello, hello!  I’m really on a HOT topic (get it?) here and going to go with it while it lasts.  I’ve discussed this topic quite a bit recently –  solar cooking options – and last night, a new one popped up in my facebook feed.  So here you go…similar to the solar slow cooker oven, here is a solar grill!

image copied from: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scotfrank/solsource-sport-cook-anywhere-under-the-sun?utm_source=OEDdotCOM&utm_medium=Product_Page

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