Energy Storage Revolution: Tesla solar-powered battery system to power your home

Tesla introduces Tesla Energy, a suite of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities fostering a clean energy ecosystem and helping wean the world off fossil fuels.

Tesla Powerwall launch event in Los Angeles on April 30th, 2015

 

The Powerwall: Solar-Powered Tesla Battery

Wall mounted, rechargeable lithium ion battery with liquid thermal control.

Wall mounted, rechargeable lithium ion battery with liquid thermal control.

Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening.

It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply. Automated, compact and simple to install, Powerwall offers independence from the utility grid and the security of an emergency backup.

Powerwall increases the capacity for a household’s solar consumption, while also offering backup functionality during grid outages.

Powerwall specs

Powerwall is available in 10kWh, optimized for backup applications or 7kWh optimized for daily use applications.

Both can be connected with solar or grid and both can provide backup power. The 10kWh Powerwall is optimized to provide backup when the grid goes down, providing power for your home when you need it most.

When paired with solar power, the 7kWh Powerwall can be used in daily cycling to extend the environmental and cost benefits of solar into the night when sunlight is unavailable.

  • Mounting: Wall Mounted Indoor/Outdoor
  • Inverter: Pairs with growing list of inverters
  • Energy: 7 kWh or 10 kWh
  • Continuous Power: 2 kW
  • Peak Power: 3.3 kW
  • Round Trip Efficiency: >92%
  • Operating Temperature Range: -20C (-4F) to 43C (110F)
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Dimensions: H: 1300mm W: 860mm D:180mm
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Powerwall makes your home’s solar energy available to you when you need it.

Solar Powered Day and Night

The average home uses more electricity in the morning and evening than during the day when solar energy is plentiful. Without a home battery, excess solar energy is often sold to the power company and purchased back in the evening.

This mismatch adds demand on power plants and increases carbon emissions. Powerwall bridges this gap between renewable energy supply and demand by making your home’s solar energy available to you when you need it.

Pricing

Tesla’s selling price to installers is $3500 for 10kWh and $3000 for 7kWh, excluding inverter and installation.

Deliveries begin in late Summer.

For more information visit Tesla Energy

US Energy Storage Market Forecasts

By 2019, according to GTM Research‘s report  U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, the U.S. energy storage market is expected to reach 861 megawatts annually and be valued at $1.5 billion, about 11 times its size in 2014.

Energy Storage Deployments by Segment (MW), 2012 - 2019E. Source: GTM/ESA. Credit: GTM.

Energy Storage Deployments by Segment (MW), 2012 – 2019E. Source: GTM/ESA. Credit: GTM.

GTM reports  Matt Roberts, executive director of the US Energy Storage Association (ESA) said:

“Demand continues to rise for energy storage solutions — for the entire range of applications. Companies that understand the market opportunities and the competitive policies that are driving adoption are poised for immense growth.”


Source: News Release by Tesla. Video Credit: Tesla via YouTube. Image Credit: Tesla.