On November 10, 2020, we were scheduled to have a Virtual Meetup with the management of Tesla Energy in Tampa to discuss Tesla Solar Roof. However, due last-minute personnel changes in Tampa, management from the Orlando office graciously agreed to substitute. I was very appreciative that Brock Jamison, General Manager, Energy Operations, and Sean Hirlinger, Associate Manager - Solar Roof, planned to join us on short notice. To kick things off, we provided them with some questions in advance.
However, when it came time to have the Video conference, we ran into another hurdle. We didn't know that the Tesla private network had built-in security which prevented them from accessing Zoom from their network.
In true Tesla fashion, Brock and his team figured out a workaround. One of his managers was able to join us with the PowerPoint slides, and Brock phoned in on audio to do most of the discussion. In addition to Brock and Sean, I want to thank Eric Riffe, Associate Manager, Energy Operations, and Drew Schuler, Technical Training Specialist, for assisting in the questions and answers.
In response to a question about solar panels during hurricane, the Tesla Energy folks sent me this article:
Tyndall Air Force Base Proves Solar Not Just For Power Anymore
There's a link in the article to a short video worth watching.
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