Posted Thursday, August 25, 2016
Will Battery Systems Revolutionize Solar?
When we think about a traditional solar power installation, we think of a few solar panels, some wiring, an inverter and perhaps a control cabinet to keep everything in order. What is not typically included in a residential solar power system is a high-capacity, wall-mounted battery that can be tapped during peak hours for maximum efficiency.
But that is exactly what Tesla is working on, and the idea is a pretty powerful one. By giving consumers means to store a large amount of electricity, suddenly being grid-connected isn’t really necessary. At least, not all the time. Envision having a power outage because of a storm that caused a tree to take down a few power lines near your home. With current technology, there’s not much to be done unless you’re prepared with a generator and a hefty amount of gasoline.
Is it something that we’ll start to see in homes around the country? With the advent of electric cars, the answer is probably. There is a lot of value in being able to completely control the amount of electricity we all have access to at any given time, and Tesla’s new product may help us do just that. It may not be commercially feasible just yet, but we at Urban Solar are excited to see what developments come in the months and years ahead of us.
In the meantime, we’re always excited to learn about a new opportunity to install a solar power generation system for a new customer. So contact us today and ask us about getting a free energy assessment, something that will help you to determine if solar power is right for you and your unique situation.