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:
- Quiet: ever ridden in a Tesla Model S?
- 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.
- Requires no gas: Duh.
- 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.”
- 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!