In a little less than an hour, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be making a public announcement regarding something which isn’t a car. We have it on good authority that the company is ready to unveil a new line of stationary battery storage units, capable of powering a home or business, for instance, during a power outage.
The Detroit Free Press reports that at least for the time being, the bigger sales potential seems to lie with selling these rumored Tesla Motors battery systems to businesses, rather than residences. The news site notes that while such a system might not have the same sexy, exciting appeal as a new electric vehicle, it could prove to be an ideal compliment to alternative energy sources such as solar panels, as it would allow the power gatherer to store Wattage during peak sunlight hours for use later.
In support of the theory that Tesla Motors’ impending announcement regards such a stationary battery system, the Free Press cites a job posting for a Development Operations Engineer which is none too secretive in its content. It reads: “[Tesla Motors] has developed a business unit to address the increasing need for stationary storage battery systems, which allow for even higher levels of renewable generation… The suite of grid-connected battery systems developed by Tesla perform a variety of high value functions for utilities, businesses, and residential customers, and the fast-growing team is adding top team members for engineering, business, and sales.”