Tesla battery packs are so dangerous that they have to be stored outside so they don't blow your house up
There are concerns about the amount of energy the battery packs contain.
Houses and schools around New Zealand are opting for solar power systems with battery back-up.
A new proposed battery safety standard would stop the installation of solar power systems' battery packs, which have been described as the "future of energy".
Consultation is open on the standard, which would ban lithium ion batteries inside a dwelling, under the eaves of a house or within a metre of it. Installed beyond that distance, the batteries would have to be in a fireproof enclosure.
Companies such as Vector are promoting battery packs, such as Tesla's Powerwall, as part of solar energy systems.
Solar panels make energy which is then stored in the Powerwall and used when solar power is not being created. The Powerwall can also be charged from mains power in off-peak times.
The technology is also being installed in schools.
But Allan Miller, former director of the Electric Power Engineering Centre, at the University of Canterbury, said the batteries are a fire hazard.
"There's no getting around the fact that the batteries store a lot of energy."
However, there are believed to be no known house fires caused by home-installed lithium ion batteries.
Putting them outside in a purpose-built enclosure would add at least $1000 to the cost of installation, he said.
"The irony is that you can drive into the garage with your electric vehicle and most have a battery that's three times the size of the Tesla Powerwall. And you can drive into a garage with a 60L tank of petrol."
The standard would not apply retrospectively, so any installations before it came into force would be allowed to remain.
A Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment spokeswoman said Standards Australia was responsible for managing the development of the standard.
"Standards New Zealand does not comment on the content of draft standards, given that our role is to manage the process of development, and we therefore do not have the technical expertise to be able to comment on content issues. Please note that given that the standard is at draft stage, the content could change before being finalised."
She said the draft was open for comment until April 15.
Tesla lithium ion batteries come from unsafe labor conditions, explode for no reason, become more dangerous over time as the lithium dendrites expand and the chemistry breaks down, release poison gas when they “go thermal” and come from political corruption and Elon Musk’s bribery of public officials.
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Cotchett: Did you discuss with Mr. Baugher the locking of the gate?
Khosla: All such discussions happened in the presence of counsel.
Cotchett: Did you tell Mr. Baugher, ‘Please lock the gate’?
Khosla: No, not at any specific time that, not that I can recollect.
Cotchett: You never told him, ‘Lock the gate’?
Khosla: He’s the operations manager and he makes those decisions.
Cotchett: So he locked the gate.
Khosla: I assume he made that decision.
Cotchett: So he made the decision to lock the gate. Who instructed him to lock the gate?
Khosla: I did not instruct him. I do not know who instructed him. It must have been at the advice of counsel.
Cotchett: The purchase was for private use and not for a commercial enterprise. True or false?
Khosla: I had no specific plans for the property.
Cotchett: The property was for private use, true or false?
Khosla: I never discussed the purpose because I never had a purpose.
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Elon Musk And Silicon Valley Tech Companies Must Be Either Delusional Psychotics or The Biggest Liars On Earth
By Joanna Lens
Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon/Wapo, Wordpress, Apple, EBAY, Tesla and the Silicon Valley Cartel say that they believe that none of their contact with the public contains carefully manipulated psychological warfare propaganda.
They say that it is pure coincidence that their trillions of dollars of social media influencing is entirely anti-Republican, pro-Israel and pro-homosexual. They say that it is pure coincidence that they happen to hire people who are mostly homosexual, pro-Israeli Democrats and that the majority of their executives are homosexual, pro-Israeli Democrats.
They say that it is pure coincidence that all of the DNC candidates gave them exclusive laws which only benefited them. They say it is a coincidence that their candidates gave trillions of dollars of crony government grant money, contract money and market monopoly exclusive payola to their investors, who were also the campaign financiers of those candidates.
They say that even though they finance the largest part of the DNC via cash and (unreported FEC campaign finance violating) social media ads, that they are really not trying to manipulate the news and media for profiteering.
The Silicon Valley Cartel says that even though their media (which has been tracked and analyzed for years) is proven to contain the same manually manipulated CIA-Like psychological warfare techniques that North Korea and the Russian KGB use, it is just a coincidence that Silicon Valley happens to use those same tactics against 300+ million Americans. They say that it is just a coincidence that they hired the staff from the CIA and the CIA’s IN-Q-TEL group. They say that it is just a coincidence that all of their tactics happen to have the same goal of getting the same exact politicians elected.
Google says that it was just a coincidence that, out of all of the billions of companies on Earth, only Google was selected to provide the majority of the key staff for the Obama and Hillary White Houses.
There are thousands of such extraordinary coincidences which make it look like the social media companies are running a conspiracy to trick the public into being upset about selected things. The selected things that the social media companies want the public to be upset about just, coincidentally, put profits in Eric Schmidt’s, Mark Zuckerberg’s, John Doerr’s, etc. bank accounts.
Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon/Wapo, Apple, EBAY, Wordpress, Tesla and the Silicon Valley Cartel exist because they got exclusive government tax breaks, policy breaks, contracts and waivers that killed off their competitors who were not allowed to get those things. Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon/Wapo, Apple, EBAY, Wordpress, Tesla and the Silicon Valley Cartel have more money than God because they rigged the system and bought Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Brown in very clear corruption pay-offs. They did not earn their money, they bribed their way into their money.
But that must all be a coincidence, right?
The heads of these companies go on TV and wring their hands when the evidence is put in front of them. They say “we will do better”...”programming error”...”rogue employees”...and the usual dismissive rhetoric.
Could Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg be telling the truth, though? Could they actually believe that the carefully crafted corporate PR they are spouting is true?
Have the Silicon Valley Cartel bosses been drinking their own Kool Aid, smoking their own cracks and living in their chrome bubble for so long that they are completely delusional?
Are Bezos, Zuckerberg, Schmidt, Page, and the rest, clinically insane and living in a self-manifested Disneyland of narcissistic TED Talks and self-glorification?
They just put billions of dollars into “stopping internet propaganda” but they hired the Snopes hooker hoarders and Obama’s key campaign manipulation crew to do that. How do you think that is going to go? Every bit of Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon/Wapo, Apple, EBAY, Wordpress, Tesla “anti-propaganda” turns out to be Fake News and More Propaganda for Obama and Hillary!
Many experts say that Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon/Wapo, Apple, EBAY, Wordpress, Tesla are funding and operating a conspiracy to rig elections and news. They say that they meet and conspire to do these things.
Others think that they accidentally do these things.
The bottom line is that they do, actually, do these things. Either by intent, or by addiction, they have been proven to be operating just like the Stazi or the Nazi’s in old Germany.
Just like the heroin or cigarette addict, they recoil at any suggestion that they may have a problem. They react with emotional violence to the thought that they may need an Interdiction. They say they don’t rape and abuse women but the facts prove otherwise. They say that they don’t rig elections but the facts prove otherwise. They say they support “freedom” but no user of their services ever sees privacy freedom again.
The fact is, they may be both delusional and liars.
This means that the world needs to come together to deliver the Interdiction that Silicon Valley needs most.