Elon Musk and his company Tesla never stop progressing. It feels like Musk made a resolution to save our planet, and he is moving towards the goal each year. The guy that gave us electric cars, solar energy for home and even offered to take us to the moon, have came up with another way to help you rely less on your grid power. With the new Powerwall technology, you can actually charge a big battery, that will provide you with power whenever there’s an outage in your area.
The Powerwall and Powerpack are used as a rechargeable battery stationary that is installed on the exterior wall of your house, and is connected to the solar panels system on your roof. These batteries are intended to be used as a backup power storage, for when the grid power isn’t working for any reason.
This might be the next step towards complete power independency for your house, as it’s providing a solution that grid companies cannot. Moreover, this could be the first step for a solution to providing solar power at night. Solar companies have always instructed their clients to stay connected to the grid, since solar power cannot be generated at night (when the sun as set). Having a power storage place is probably a good way to resolve that problem, making solar power absolutely independent, which will make it even more attractive since it would cut off your power bills completely.
Musk is so certain about the efficiency of the Powerwall Technology, that last month he offered it as a solution for Australia’s blackout problems. In fact, Elon Musk said that if the Powerwall batteries won’t fix the problem in 100 days, he will provide them all for free. The wager that musk set is this – Tesla will install 100 megawatt hours worth of Powerwall battery storage within 100 days, and if this won’t fix the blackout problems, they will do the whole project for free (The project worth is estimated US $25 Million).