The annual consumption of power worldwide is currently 20 trillion kWh. That is enough energy to support a single family home for 1.8 billion years. It also estimates to 2,300 years of energy supply to a nuclear power plant.
The US power sector alone produces 2,000 million metric tons of CO2. According to EPA, 1.6 billion acres of forest is required in order to negate this kind of environmental damage.
Nowadays the idea that we can completely move away the electricity power grid running off of fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources is a reality.
Tesla’s Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for residential use. It is designed to store power for self-consumption of solar generation and can also be used for emergency backup power, load shifting and various other applications.
The battery provides number of benefits such as:
- Extended environmental and cost benefits – The Powerwall can increase the self-consumption of solar power generation by storing surplus solar energy and using it later when the sunlight is not shining.
- Financial power savings – The Powerwall can shift loads, discharging during low rate periods when demand for electricity is higher and charge during periods when the demand for electricity is lower.
- Back-up power – Assures power in the event of an outage.
The whole system consists of a lithium-ion battery pack, liquid thermal control system and software that integrates with the solar inverter. The unit can be mounted seamlessly on a wall regardless of whether it’s indoors or outdoors.
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