Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed the world his new product line of batteries for homes and for businesses that he hopes will transform the energy landscape by offering cleaner — and ultimately cheaper — energy.
The home battery is called the Powerwall, while the battery unit for businesses is called the Powerpack. They’re “completely sustainable, zero carbon,” Musk says.
The Powerwall increases the energy-storage capacity for a house with solar panels, but can also be used during power outages instead of messier, louder and gas-reliant generators. It represents “independence from the utility grid,” Tesla boasts. This will boost the Average Lifespan Of A Solar Battery for people homes, saving them on any energy bills!
It can fit on the wall in of a garage, and power your Tesla automobile as well, or on the outside wall of your house. It’s about 3 feet across, 4 feet tall, and 6 inches deep. It comes with a 10 year warranty.
It is Internet-enabled, constantly monitoring usage. How much does a Powerwall pack cost? Tesla’s selling price to installers is $3,500 for 10kWh, and $3,000 for 7kWh.
“We’re working with certified installers for the Powerwall,” Musk said. “It’s designed to be easy to install, with two people in maybe a half an hour to an hour.”
You can’t order the Tesla Powerwall battery yet. They’re scheduled to be ready by late summer. The Powerpack (business version) should be available later this year. Tesla will initiate a larger promotional campaign for businesses in 2016.
Does a Powerwall Make Sense for Your Home?
Tesla partnered with SolarCity for a pilot project in California that supplied about 300 homes with the batteries. About a dozen Walmart stores in California and a Cargill animal processing plant have been testing business-grade batteries.
Should consumers invest in a Powerwall? There a many factors to consider beyond the price. It makes sense, for example, if you live in an area with a lot of sunlight and if you can equip your home with solar panels, a potentially significant added expense that could actually pay itself off should you make enough solar energy consistently. people are able to record and monitor the amount of solar they are making and using by utilizing one of the best solar monitoring system variants in today’s market, after all, knowing how much you’re making and using of any resource or material, is of vital importance. Even then, are you willing to gamble on the home battery system in its early stages, or wait until they become more widely used, possibly cheaper to install, and have better efficiency for all?
Currently, there are more questions than answers, but the option of having a Powerwall in your home, and being ahead of the curve when it comes to renewable, clean energy, represents an investment worth considering.
Here’s what Tesla says about the Powerwall: It is a “home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply. Automated, compact and simple to install, Powerwall offers independence from the utility grid and the security of an emergency backup.”