Tesla Powerwall: Revolutionary Batteries Can Supply Energy Worldwide

tesla powerwallNon-conformist American businessman Elon Musk, Tesla luxury electric cars division representative, presented a strategy in rechargeable batteries manufactured at the new plant in Nevada Gigafactory that, in his view, can supply energy worldwide.

Musk started the show in Los Angeles, which marked the formalization of Tesla’s aggressive expansion in energy storage sector, with a positive vision where the US dependence on fossil fuels for electricity production will end soon – reports MarketWatch.

“The problem is that existing batteries are bad…” said Musk, before moving to presenting Powerwall battery, manufactured at Tesla’s new plant, Gigafactory in Nevada.

The cost of the rechargeable battery with a capacity of 10 kilowatts, and which can provide the energy needs of a home for 10 hours, starts at $ 3,500. The manufacturing technology is the same used in Tesla car batteries – popular for having the longest running.

Musk said the batteries would be sold through Tesla Energy Division. According to Musk, the company is already receiving orders, but batteries will be delivered only after 3-4 months.

Theoretically, battery’s capacity can be extended as much as needed at industrial level. A server-size version of the battery will be called Powerpack.

“You can disconnect from the electrical grid,” said Musk in front of his fans.

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Known for his talent to do the show, Musk revealed that Tesla had organized the whole event, including music and the lights, supplying with “stored solar energy” – i.e. the solar energy based batteries.

Musk holds to the belief that all you have to do is to deliver 2 billion Powerwall Tesla batteries to supply power worldwide, and will mostly benefit poor communities. In addition, Powerwall can be connected to the Internet, so smart grids can be built.

At first, the best sales opportunities are likely to be the utility providers and institutions such as universities, hospitals, and shops – believes Ben Kallo, an analyst at consulting company Baird. In his opinion, the residential market will be interested later in the new power supply system.

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