Tesla Could Help Shine a Light on the Marijuana Industry

SpectroscopyA recent article in Indefinitely Wild reported on how Tesla Batteries will benefit the marijuana industry; growers in specific.

Just unveiled, the Tesla Battery gives home owners and businesses an easy, slick, affordable way to store electricity at home. The 10kWh battery costs just $3,500 and can be “stacked” in sets of up to nine units. Larger capacity batteries of infinitely-scaleable capacity will be available to large businesses and governments.

There are three general use cases for the battery: storing electricity purchased during cheaper, off-peak hours for use during high-demand periods; storing electricity generated by solar power or other renewable sources for use around the clock; and as a backup power source for when the grid goes down.

And who uses an awful lot of electricity? Marijuana growers.

Just two 10kWh Tesla Batteries give grower’s the ability to shift some of its load to off-peak hours, savings in demand charges alone could total $8,000 a year, while use charges could lower by $5,500, for a total savings of $13,500, according to the report.

Why is this so interesting? Because it is showing how technology, innovation, and traditional business products are moving into the cannabis industry. This will help continue the push to take the marijuana industry out of the dark and into the light.