What’s the hype behind the Tesla Powerwall Home Battery?

by Gareth Mankoo

Look around us. The air itself is this cloud of corruption and pollution and yes, there isn’t a square mile where we don’t see something getting powered, for better or worse. Even the resources and methods employed to generate power do not provide for a sustainable future. The Tesla Powerwall Home Battery solution pretty much changes this entire scenario by not only introducing a bridge between residential solar systems and traditional power grids but also keeping it compact, more local and therefore more practical to adopt to. It comprises of a rechargeable lithium-ion battery grid that stores solar energy for times when the sun refuses to shine down upon us. All the stored energy can be used at a time when usage peaks are noticed, thus making it cost-effective too.The battery will be available in 10kWh and 7kWh varieties. It will be six inches thick and three feet wide. With a 10-year warranty and a sleek design, you wouldn’t mind having this brilliant contraption nestled up on your wall for a decade.

[Source – Uncrate]