FOSTER CITY (CBS/AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk late Thursday unveiled a plan for the company’s batteries to store solar electricity and reshape the way the power grid works while reducing pollution.

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The battery, called “Powerwall,” may have limited appeal initially because they will be sold at a suggested price of $3,000 to cost $3,500 apiece, depending on the capacity. A variety of installers will carry the product.

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The Powerwall will still be far less than the $18,300 sticker price for a larger version of a Tesla home battery that has already been installed in about 300 California homes as part of a pilot program

Tesla expects U.S. shipments of Powerwall to begin this summer.

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