So you may have heard of these already, but in case you haven't here's the rundown.
1. The battery is used to hold power for a house or business.
- This means that if the house or business is using solar power, the battery can be charged with the panels and then power can be drawn from it at night, completely obliterating your need for the power grid.
- The battery can also apparently be used as a backup system in case of power loss, with no solar power required.
2. The battery comes in two varieties, one pending release.
-The Powerwall is the battery that you use in your home and costs around $3500 usd.
-The Powerpack is the battery that you would use for a business and the price has not yet been released.
3. Of course there's some controversy.
-The battery appears to be similar to the one used in Tesla's electric cars.
-The car battery also appears to hold more power longer.
-The cost of the battery may prevent most homeowners from purchasing it.
-Economically it is cheaper to use natural gas backup generators in power outages, despite this though it may transform the market for home power storage.
So now that you have all of the information, what's your opinion on it? Do you think this is a game changer, or is it simply an attempt by a company to look more 'edgy'?