Ideas are a dime a million

Execution is where it’s at.  Yes, I get that, but I still have a million ideas, many of which I am not nearly qualified to execute. So, just because I know I will never, ever be able to do anything  about this idea, maybe someone will.  That said, chances are I am probably about the 1000th person to think of this one.


Idea: Tesla powered home power generator


Since all of Tesla’s patent are belonging to me (and you and anyone else who, in good faith, wants to use their technology), I propose a power generator based on Tesla technology.  Simple, really: when your power is on, it’s charging. When your power is out, it’s powering your home (or RV or campsite or whatever).  There would be (at least) two models: portable and stationary.  The portable model is made for camping, RVing, or powering a remote site like a construction site temporarily.  The stationary version would be a backup generator to power a house or small office in power outage situations.


Honda makes tons of generators with all kinds of fancy features like remote electric starting.  So why couldn’t Honda – or anyone else for that matter – make a Tesla Generator?  Here are 5 reasons someone should:


  1. Quiet: ever ridden in a Tesla Model S?
  2. Always charging: you plug it in to the Tesla charging station, which is obviously a little smaller for this application, and it’s always charging until it’s full.
  3. Requires no gas: Duh.
  4. Powerful: ever ridden in a Tesla Model S?  Yes, larger battery, blah blah blah, but like Tony Stark said in Iron Man, “or power something really big for 15 minutes.”
  5. Beautiful: ever ridden in seen a Tesla Model S?  Your home’s backup generator could look like…no it could be your coffee table!


Why can I never execute on this idea?  I’m not an EE, that’s why.  I have no idea if it’s even feasible, but it’s an idea, and I think a good one. But we know ideas are a dime a million, so this one’s worth every .0000001¢ you paid for it.  See? Someone already thought of it, kinda. Now someone go build it!



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