Tesla-expanding from car batteries to home batteries
Tesla Motors announced this week they are creating residential and business battery systems. The Powerwall Home Battery is being marketed as a way to wean us off of oil and gas. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the system could help home buyers who want to store solar power and/or live off the grid. In fact, the Powerwall Home battery could connect people living in remote parts of the world to power.
Tesla is not the first to test alternative power. Facebook is testing solar powered drones
that bring internet to off-the-grid places. Home buyers looking to save money on their electric bills may be the first to test out the Powerwall Home Battery system. At the Tesla news conference, they showed off home batteries that can be wall mounted and placed in several rooms within a house.
Powerwall production is underway right now with the product going on sale later this year in the United States. According to Twitter #TeslaEnergy, the batteries are already being pre-ordered with a starting price tag of $3000 dollars. Tesla expects to offer international sales next year.
How Does the Powerwall Home System Work?
The complete system will sell for $3500 and function much like the technology in Tesla's electric cars. Elon Musk says Tesla cars are known for having the longest range per car of any vehicles being built at this time. The home batteries will have 10 kilowatt-hour batteries.
We cannot count on fossil fuel for the future
Battery power for homes could be one of a handful of alternative power sources. How will this impact home buyers? There are tax rebates offered to home owners who install solar roof panels. In Montgomery County Maryland, officials offer a free energy audit to residents. It's a county wide effort to find more effective ways to get power to homes and businesses.
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