Posted Tuesday, March 7, 2017
New Technology in Residential Solar
Keeping up with the latest and greatest in solar technology trends doesn’t have to be difficult; just keep coming back to the Urban Solar blog for all the residential and commercial solar news you need. In today’s post, we’re looking at a new kind of technology that is set to revolutionize how solar power systems work in homes and businesses. This new technology is energy storage in the form of high-capacity batteries that are installed into homes to act as power sources that are recharged by the building’s solar power generation system.
The product that is making the most waves in this exciting new field is the Tesla Powerwall, a wall-mounted battery that claims to be able to power an average 2-bedroom home for an entire 24 hours on a full charge. To get one, however, you need to be able to come up with a $500 deposit, and you’ll need to wait for a while as there does happen to be a long list of expecting customers already. Tesla is the same company that is seeing huge success with the advent of its all-electric sports cars made affordable for many who couldn’t otherwise buy one.
With a battery like the Powerwall as part of an overall solar power system, the value proposition suddenly shifts from being just about the solar power collected to being also about the solar power stored. There is no doubt that battery technology will continue to evolve and improve, but will solar power technology do the same alongside it, or will one outpace the other? Whichever happens, the customer wins in the end. When the best and brightest technologists, engineers and scientists collaborate to make renewable energy systems more efficient, less expensive or more readily available, then the entire world takes a monumental step forward. It’s worth taking time out of our busy lives to sometimes think and reflect on that fact.
Urban Solar specializes in assessing buildings of all shapes and sizes to determine solar power viability. This includes evaluating systems in place to ensure that the right solar power system is designed, validated and installed correctly. If you have questions about a battery-supported solar power system for your home or business, then Contact us and inquire about our no-cost energy assessment.