How to power your home with a hacked car battery

In a small garage in suburban New Jersey, a man has hacked an electric car battery. And used it not, as you might imagine, to solve the energy crisis or time-travel a DeLorean back to 1955 … but to power his own home. Employing nothing more than a battery the size of a single mattress, some unfathomable technological wizardry, a year of his time and $20,000, Jason Hughes has managed to store energy from his solar-power system, meaning he can blow-dry his hair, charge his mobile phone, and stick the kettle on after Better Call Saul, all thanks to an out of whack Tesla Model S.


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