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If the cars being tracked in the below analysis were to degrade in a straight line from this chart, somewhere near 850,000 miles of driving is where the cars would hit 80% of the original mileage. I’m pretty sure I’ve not driven that many miles in the twenty years I’ve been behind a steering wheel. Every single analysis you’ve heard on the lifetime of energy storage is wrong.

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By John Fitzgerald Weaver

John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer; known digitally as the 'Commercial Solar Guy.' As a project developer and installer, he’s sold and managed 50+ solar projects, valued over $25 million, ranging in size from 5kW to 1500kW. He’s been involved in many aspects of the solar supply chain –- as a company founder, developer, project manager, manufacturer, permit runner, salesman, contractor and financier. In his free time he tries to get away and clear his mind by climbing mountains, or more regularly by enjoying an IPA or scotch, and really loves the strange connection between politics, energy, finance, and environment in the energy world.

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