With everything going on in the world, from the United States election to climate change, many people have been looking for alternative options to power their homes. Especially if the grid goes down. The Tesla Powerwall may be your solution to having energy when you need it should something happen to the grid. Today we are going to explore all you need to know about the Tesla Powerwall.
What is the Tesla Powerwall?
The Tesla Powerwall is a battery that you install at your house. Still, it isn’t like the batteries most of us are familiar with. This is a large battery that can store enough energy to power your home for many hours. Each Powerwall looks unassuming and sits against the side of your house like any other electrical box. With no exposed wires, no easy to access parts, and durable materials, the Tesla Powerwall can put up with just about anything you throw at it, from weather to pets. It can even put up with your kids.
How Do You Charge Your Powerwall?
Tesla Powerwall is designed to be multifunctional. It can be used as a battery backup or as a way to help reduce your carbon footprint and power bill. This means it is designed with two different charging options in mind. One option is to be able to charge the Powerwall with the main power grid. Your Powerwall will keep charged without draining significantly using this option. However, you can set the powerwall to charge in off-peak hours. This allows you to power your house during peak hours for non-peak prices. This feature alone can save you thousands a year.
Another option for charging is via solar power. The Powerwall can be connected to your Tesla solar roof or other brands of solar panels to keep itself charged. With solar power, you can keep the Powerwall full without having to worry about the grid keeping you charged. When the grid is down, the solar power will keep you topped off at the end of the day, so you have power into the night.
How Do You Turn on Your Powerwall?
Tesla builds things with smart technology in mind. The Tesla Powerwall is one of those things. When your home is no longer able to draw power from the grid, the Powerwall will turn on to ensure that you have power. But remember that we mentioned above that you can use your Powerwall to help offset your carbon footprint? To do that, you can turn the Powerwall on whenever you want to power your house or another Tesla product.
The transition between the Tesla Powerwall and the grid is almost seamless. In most cases, it is seamless, leaving your technology safe from power spikes and other issues.
What Can the Powerwall Power?
The Powerwall is designed to replace your average backup generator. Only you will have no need for gas and no noise. Due to being a replacement for a backup generator, the Powerwall can power almost anything in your home. With the grid being down, you will want to be strategic about what you power, but it can power everything from your lights so you can see to your fridge, so your food doesn’t go bad.
To those with larger homes or who want to sustain their power for a longer period of time, you can stack up to 10 Powerwalls together to give your house the maximum amount of battery coverage possible.
The Powerwall is designed to power your home for long periods of time. It doesn’t drain quickly unless you put a large load on the battery. In addition to that, the battery can cycle thousands of times without replacement.
Where Can the Powerwall Be Installed?
Many people decide that they want to install their Tesla Powerwall on the outside of their house on the side or another out of the way location. But it is mostly up to you where you want your Powerwall to be. Because the Powerwall uses solar or the grid instead of gasoline, it can provide backup power within your home. Including from within your garage or basement.
What Are Specs?
Many people want to know the specs of technology such as the Powerwall, so we will cover some of the most important specs that you need to know. Keep in mind that the specs we are about to cover are for one Powerwall.
- 13.5 kWh of energy
- 100% Depth of Discharge
- 7 kWh Peak Power with 5 kWh Continous Power
- Seamless Power Transfer
- Size: 45.3″ x 29.6″ x 5.75″
- Weight: 251.3 lbs
- Mounting: Floor or Wall
- Indoor or Outdoor
- -4 F to 122 F
- IP67 Rating
The Powerwall is changing how people ensure they have the power they need when they need it. Not only that, but the Tesla Powerwall is a great option for those who are looking to keep their carbon footprint and bills to a minimum. Do you want the Tesla Powerwall? Let us know why in the comments down below.