The Dual Function of Tesla’s Powerwall

May 25, 2017

After years of research and development, the Tesla Powerwall is here. This wall-mounted battery looks a bit like something out of a science-fiction movie, but the reality is that battery technology like the Powerwall is completely revolutionizing how buildings consume electricity on a daily basis. You might be thinking, “Batteries have been around forever, so why is this just now taking off?” The answer is because battery manufacturing has historically been cost prohibitive to produce batteries like the Powerwall for the average consumer. To be able to mass produce the Powerwall has required a cooperation of resources and technologies that are truly impressive to behold.

The Tesla Powerwall features the dual function of providing stored electricity during peak hours (in the evenings, typically) while also serving as a backup for power outages. This means that a home equipped with a Powerwall (or multiple Powerwalls) can rely on its solar energy production for use in the evenings, instead of selling that power back to the power company. Because of the industrial-grade electricity production capacity of both Powerwall models – up to 90 kWh total for the 10 kWh battery and 63 kWh total for the 7 kWh battery – entire buildings can be safely utilized without worrying about placing dangerous loads on the electrical subsystems.

For times when the power does go out (and you know it will eventually), you want to know that your reliance on flashlights and candles won’t last longer than it absolutely has to. This issue is completely resolved by purchasing this product, and nothing quite beats having the peace of mind that the Powerwall provides. Storing enough energy to power virtually any household appliance, a Tesla Powerwall gives homeowners and business owners alike the confidence they need that the “lights will stay on”, so they can attend to what matters most even during unforeseen emergencies.

Even though battery technology has been around for centuries, it has only recently become a potential candidate for inclusion in residential power systems. By pairing energy storage with high-efficiency solar panel arrays, a building can significantly reduce its use of grid-sourced electricity. Take advantage of this new development by contacting us for a complimentary energy assessment. We’ll answer all of your questions regarding the Powerwall, and even provide a free quote!