This week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk stated that the company’s futuristic home storage batteries will soon be available to the public. The batteries will work in tandem with solar panels to store energy within one’s home or business. The advancement would allow homeowners the ability to get off the energy grid completely, in an efficient and relatively inexpensive manner.
As the cost of solar panels continues to go down, the idea of storing the power has been addressed but not tackled… until now. The selling and leasing of lithium-ion battery packs would open up the doors to a completely new way of living for those who are willing to incorporate solar energy into their lives.
With the advent of solar panels, hydrothermal technology, and wind power, more and more people are able to explore the benefits of alternative power sources. At long last, Tesla Motors is upping the ante for solar power by bundling the solar panels with the storage units.
The idea of home energy storage is brilliant for a company that already specializes in the manufacturing of solar panels. The home storage unit would allow people to completely detach from the grid, which is something that was not entirely possible at this point unless you’re Robinson Crusoe.
The news was reported by High Gear Media, and featured on OffGridQuest.com.