Tesla’s Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla’s Powerwall Home Battery

Finally, an affordable, open source battery system.

I have solar panels on my home as well as on the roof of a rental property. Mostly they are part of a belief in renewable energy and they have not been paying for themselves, not because they don’t generate power but the fact that my utility has so many fees attached that I can use zero electricity and still have a power bill. The only way I can truly save money is by going off-grid.

Tesla is getting me closer to this off grid dream with the releasing of their new home battery system. Tesla Energy says

Powerwall 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.

Here is a video of the system

See http://www.teslamotors.com/powerwall for more information.

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