Sky Fuel & Tesla
Originally uploaded by mikeysklar
I made a little road trip up to Albuquerque this week. I need to pickup some PV solar gear for a install that I'm helping a neighbor with. Also there was a Sky Fuel open house which I was invited to checkout. Those of you not already familiar with Sky Fuel they are one of about a dozen solar companies that recently opened their doors for business in the Albuquerque area. Advent, Emcore, Schott are some others just to name a few. Along with meeting some of the Sky Fuel technical team I had the pleasure of seeing my first Tesla roadster pull out of the parking lot. The vehicle looked great, but I can't get over how the battery packs work. Those lithium 18650 cells need to be held at a 40% charge in 40 degree weather to last for several years. Anyway, Tesla Motors was supposed to manufacture their vehicles in Albuquerque, but they backed out in June 2008.