Tesla home battery reservations started.
Ever wish you could ditch your electric bill? 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. With a stationary battery in your home designed to charge up overnight, when the utility company’s rates are low, homeowners could save thousands by essentially cheating the system.
Like many of Tesla’s projects, this one is coming up fast. Mastermind electric power guy Elon Musk announced in an investor call that the designs for the home battery are complete. The public could get a glimpse of the design within the next month or two, with production beginning in as little as six months.
Tesla’s new stationary battery could be the gateway that finally helps everyday consumers in a way that makes sense. In addition to the immediate energy cost savings, we hope the battery can really be used to store clean energy from solar or wind. Although Musk hasn’t commented on the cost of Tesla’s newest energy offering, chances are good that it will still represent a huge savings over the course of its lifetime.
The battery, which Musk promises will come packaged in an attractive-looking casing to fit in with any home’s decor, will also work for commercial properties.
Design Your Powerpack System
Powerpack systems are fully integrated energy storage solutions for commercial and industrial sites. They include one or more battery modules and supporting hardware, including inverters, combiners and cabling.
1,000 kW4,000 kWh4 hour duration
Peak Power: 1,000 kW
4 Bi-Directional 250 kW Inverters$210,000
Cabling & Site Support Hardware$22,600
Total Estimate $2,012,600
Occupies about 66 m² plus clearance
Power and energy ratings are rounded to simplify price estimation.
More info at: https://www.tesla.com/powerwall/reserve