The Tesla Powerwall battery is on its way to Australia. This compact and simple home battery is an innovative solution to energy storage and consumption for a sustainable home.
As Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, rightfully stated at the launch event in Los Angeles: “We have this handy fusion reactor in the sky called the sun. It just works, shows up everyday & produces ridiculous amount of power”. The Powerwall utilises the solar-generated electricity and charges up.
Instead of selling and buying back un-used solar energy to and from the grid, the Powerwall stores the surplus energy allowing for consumers to use it on & off peak, morning & night. You could even dare to go off the grid with only your own solar panels and the Powerwall.
Now imagine this: combining 2 billion power packs across the globe. This can provide the world with 200 000 GWh of renewable energy to power all transport, all electricity generation and heating.
It is possible.
In competition with the Tesla Powerwall battery is AGL Energy who is distributing the battery system from Taiwanese AU Optronics and Powerlegato. Slightly bulkier than the sleek design of the Powerwall, the Powerlegato does come with extra features such as an in built inverter and UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply).
Both the Powerwall and Powerlegato will revolutionise residential energy storage to reduce your electricity bills as well as maximising energy consumption.