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Issue 1.1

Cities of Clarified Energy: Houston and Palo Alto

Tesla and Solar City launched the second installment of their home battery and integrated inverter known as Powerwall 2 in late 2016. The battery, a stationary storage device, forms a localized energy triad when coupled with the new Tesla Solar Roof and an electric Tesla automobile. A commodity-driven, consumer-based energy protocol. The Solar Roof is actually a new roofing shingle: a photovoltaic cell embedded on the back surface a glass tile.2 While Tesla has not invented the photovoltaic tile, they have advanced it to a performance/aesthetic arbitrage…

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