Australia: The first country to have Tesla’s power battery

Tesla’s new ‘Powerwall’ battery which can save excess energy which can be used to later on will hit the markets of Australia late this year. It is being launched well before the predictions in early 2016. Even if those who have already installed the solar panels for them it should be a great news.

The standard model being plugged by Tesla — for the average household — is the 7kWh Powerwall. Tesla Energy will also be supplying 10kWh Powerwalls however, along with the commercial and utility scale Powerpack, which groups powerful 100kWh battery blocks for anywhere from 500kWh to upwards of 10MWh.

There are also numerous energy companies who want to distribute the Tesla’s battery in the Australian Market. Similar to the battery in the Model S, the Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, only this one can be mounted on the wall of your house. The biggest markets for battery storage in Australia will be those areas that pay little for the output from solar arrays to the grid. This includes all new installations, and in areas like NSW ( New south wales), where 160,000 households will lose their solar premium tariffs at the end of 2016. Labor of has set a target of Australia generating 50% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030, even if there are yet no details on the implementation of it.

What will be the price and eventual feedback, we are really looking forward to it!

Source: Gizmondo, The Guardian, Renewable energy

Tesla revealed batteries for your home

For sure you heard about Tesla, the US American producer of the very successfully selling electric car Tesla Model S. And if you find their revolutionary approach in the car sector as interesting as I do, you will definitely appreciate the latest news from Tesla.

On April 30, they announced at a press conference in Los Angeles that they will sell their most innovative battery system also separately for consumers. They will sell their battery packs that will cost around 3500 $ and are able to store 10kWh,

 

Now you may ask why should I buy a battery for my home? Obviously the battery can supply you during a blackout but it is not directly ment for that. The main reason to get one is that if you have an external power supply, for example solar plants you can storage energy efficiently (which was not that easy and cheap before) or you can charge it during the time of the day when energy costs less and use it later!

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