Tesla Motors, the company that is making headlines with their vehicles, specifically electric cars, is developing a battery that would be used to power your home.
The battery based on lithium-ion battery technology could prove to be a breakthrough in the field, but not only that, it would make life much cheaper and cleaner for millions worldwide. Even though Tesla Motors have not released specifications of the battery, hungry customers expect it t be something affordable.
According to Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, the design of this battery is already finished. Tesla Motors expect mass production to commence in the next six to nine months. According to preliminary tests, the Telsa Home Battery has kicked of with impressive results, being able to last an entire week before being charged again.
“We are going to unveil the Tesla home battery, the consumer battery that would be for use in people’s houses or businesses fairly soon,” CEO Elo Musk says for Bloomberg News.
According to Musk, the Tesla Home battery would work much like the car battery to power the electric Tesla cars, the only different is that it would be used at home or at work. Tesla Motors expect a very high demand once the batteries hit the stores, but that of course will depend on the cost of the battery itself. The Tesla Home Battery would be used as a backup if/when power goes out or as an alternative way to save on energy.
Future versions of the Tesla Home Battery could prove to be a giant leap in the field of electricity, especially today, when electricity costs are rising rapidly. But not only would one save money on this type of technology, Tesla batteries could prove to be very energy efficient and help take care of the environment. The theory for the Tesla home batteries is rather simple; You (homeowner) could actually capture solar energy with the use of Solar panels attached to your roof, that captured energy would go to the Tesla batteries installed in the house. Tesla Batteries are smart way to cycle solar energy. When there is Sun you’ll store power in the batteries, when there isn’t Sun, you’ll have power in the batteries until the next charge.
The Tesla Batteries could help millions of people get off the grid, redefining what the word “independent” means.
So why is this a good idea? Well, first of all through the Solar panels you would be generating nice clean energy. You would definitely cut your electricity bills, and well, the sweetest part for some, you could get-off-the-grid.
Of course there is a lot of research still to be done; but Tesla Batteries are surely one of those breakthrough technologies that will change our life.
Morgan Stanley estimated that by 2028 Tesla’s US fleet of cars will have an energy storage capacity of 237GW. Its a growing industry, the future of the future.