If you have a solar system or are planning to install one, you’ll need to decide whether you want a backup solar battery, and if yes, which one to buy. For many solar homes today, the clear choice is the Tesla Powerwall. Here are just a few of the reasons it tops the list of great solar energy battery backups.
The Tesla Powerwall offers users an industry-leading 13.5 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of usable energy, with a total 14 kWh storage capacity. An average home in the U.S. uses about 28 kWh in a given day, which means a Powerwall can likely handle all your electricity needs during hours when the system is not generating energy from sunlight overnight. If you have high energy needs or would like more storage capacity, Tesla Powerwall systems are modular so you can add more batteries. Unlike some of its competitors, it includes a battery inverter and battery management system, which is a great value.
Tesla and Panasonic partnered to create a lithium-ion battery, which is relatively new in the home energy storage market. This partnership also ensures that the battery itself is a very high quality, and it comes with a 10-year warranty in the event something goes wrong.
One of the coolest things about the new Tesla solar energy storage batteries is their smart features. The architecture and battery cooling system are both controlled with intelligent software. With the available app you can control the source of your power at all times which:
This is ideal for people who live in places where your local power company charges extra for energy used during peak times to discourage use during the high-demand hours of the day, or those that just want to maximize use of their solar battery backup system.
The Tesla Powerwall is more expensive than a grid-tied system without a battery backup (since that has no cost to add a battery) or one of its cheaper competitors, but its longevity and quality ensure that your solar system will always be ready. Cost-saving features like time-based control should help you recoup the up-front cost quicker. You may also be eligible for tax credits when you install the Powerwall, which can offset some of the cost.
To find out more about the Tesla Powerwall advantages, and get one installed with your solar system today, contact Intermountain Wind and Solar.
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