Telsa Inc., energy storage company, manufactures the Powerwall and Powerpack products, which are rechargeable lithium-ion battery energy storage products. The Powerwall product is a system that is completely automated, requiring no maintenance and is a perfect home energy solution.
What is Tesla Powewall
Telsa started prototyping and focused on development in 2012 and some of the PowerPacks reportedly saved almost 20% of the electricity bill. In 2015, Tesla first officially announced the Powerwall which weighed around 200 pounds. There were two versions of the Powerwall when it was first released, a 6.4kWh model costing $3,000 and a 10kWh at $3,500.
Telsa made numerous changes to the battery and later discontinued with the 10kWh battery option. When the rates were low, it could also draw electricity from the utility grid for storage for later use. In events of an outage, it also provides homeowners with backup power.
The Tesla Powerwall 2.0
The Powerwall 2 was launched by CEO, Elon Musk, in collaboration with SolarCity. The new home battery is an incremental version (both technically and in design) of its predecessor and can fit more easily into a home or garage environment. It also brings in the facility of storing excess energy produced during the day being made available for use at night.
How does the Tesla Powerwall work?
The Telsa Powerwall 2 works like most other home battery solutions. It uses a high-capacity lithium-ion battery, which can store energy produced from the solar panels. This stored energy can be used later at night. The Powerwall works with a solar panel and an inverter that can convert current electricity into an alternating current that is used by the appliances and devices.
What are the benefits?
- It is modular to fit into home and garage décor.
- Energy storage for night-time is possible.
- Completely automated and requires no maintenance.