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Last week, real-estate developer Mandalay Homes announced a plan to build up to 4,000 ultra energy-efficient homes—including 2,900 in Prescott, Arizona—that will feature 8 kilowatt-hour batteries from German maker Sonnen.
Large manufacturers, who consume about a quarter of the nation’s electricity, said in a filing with FERC that even a 1 cent-per-kilowatt hour increase in industrial rates would increase their energy costs up to $10 billion a year.
On average the city pays 9.5 cents for every kilowatt hour of electricity.
When the Volt and Leaf launched, manufacturers were paying about $1,000 a kilowatt-hour for their battery packs.
Batteries in Tesla’s Model S and Model X cars marketed for 60 kilowatt-hours have an actual power of 75 kWh that can be unlocked on the software end, according to a story published Saturday in TechCrunch.
Over the next 20 years the endeavor is projected to offset more than 5.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity that would otherwise have to be purchased through the power grid.
Analysts have estimated the battery, which will be tied to a wind farm run by France's Neoen, should cost around $750 to $950 per kilowatt, or up to $95 million.
Today that cost is about $150 per kilowatt-hour (kWh).
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First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
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