Understanding the Tesla Powerwall

As more and more businesses make investing in clean energy a priority, the use of solar power and other clean energy sources is becoming more commonplace. As green technology becomes more feasible at the business level, this also trickles down to the residential level. A common problem with solar power, especially when panels are installed to the roof of a house, is how to sustain power when sunlight is not readily available, like during a rainstorm or even at night. For solar panels to provide power at all times, they need a battery to store the extra power that the panels produce during daylight hours. 

What is the Tesla Powerwall?

Tesla Motors offers a solution to this issue: the Tesla Powerwall battery, a small-scale lithium-ion battery designed to pair with solar panel systems to store excess electricity. Tesla has a history of reimagining existing technologies and a long history of using lithium-ion batteries to promote environmental sustainability. The Powerwall is no exception, allowing your home to run completely off the grid by storing up to 13.5 kilowatt-hours of electricity. This means that a full battery charge provides enough electricity to run for 13 and a half hours. 

How do You Use the Tesla Powerwall?

If this doesn’t sound like a lot of power, then you have the flexibility to expand your home’s electricity storage capabilities. The Tesla Powerwall can connect with up to nine other batteries, allowing for a maximum storage system of ten batteries in all. That means a maximum storage capacity of 135 kilowatt-hours, which is more than enough to meet most home’s needs.

The Tesla Powerwall represents a reliable, sustainable option for those who do not want to rely on conventional electricity when their solar panels run out. It allows you to store electricity that your panels produce during daylight hours to use when the sun isn’t shining, allowing you to keep your house running off the rid 24 hours a day.