Having a sustainable home is something we all should strive for.
Tesla announced their Powerwall battery storage system for the home in late 2014 and is now ready with a sustainable storage solution for your home in their Powerwall II. Click here for a full review on the Powerall II from our friends at Understand Solar. 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.
Solar electricity at night
Powerwall stores electricity generated by solar panels during the day and makes it available to your home in the evening.
This bridges the gap between peak solar and peak demand, allowing you to use your photons when you need them.
Go net zero
Combine solar panels and one or more Powerwall home batteries to power your home independently from the utility grid.
A net zero energy rating means that your home produces as much energy as it consumes, but is still connected to the utility grid for periods of high demand.
In the event of a utility outage, Powerwall can power your entire home or select appliances with an uninterrupted supply of electricity.
When installed along with solar panels, Powerwall will allow your home to use solar generated electricity during a utility outage.
How it Works
A typical Powerwall system includes solar panels, an inverter for converting electricity between direct current and alternating current, a meter for measuring battery charge, and in backup applications, a secondary circuit that powers key appliances. Which components are required depends on how you use your home battery.
With contributions from Tesla and their Powerwall system, PTC Computer Solutions can help you with your home needs. Contact us for more information.