Tesla’s Powerwall Battery Interest Gathers Momentum

May 7th, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Tesla PowerwallSome companies are not just interested in having to come up with products that consumers already have. Some aim to do the innovative stuff that aims to change how people look at things. Tesla is one of those companies that do just that. This company has become the pioneer in making environment-friendly electric vehicles when it was not that cool to have one. Now, there is a demand for such vehicles because Tesla continues to come out with quality vehicles that people love to own and drive, not just because it is an all-electric vehicle. But the company is not stopping there. Its separate arm, Tesla Energy, is planning to change the way homes and businesses are powered up with the introduction of the Tesla Powerwall.

The Tesla Powerwall is a home battery unit designed to provide residences and even businesses with an alternative form of electric power aside from the usual power grid run mainly by fossil fuel. The Tesla Powerwall is versatile enough to obtain power from a variety of sources. It can recharge using solar panels for a cleaner energy source. It is also equipped to recharge from the power grid, especially at times when the power rates are low. This enables users to save up on power costs by storing energy they can use during peak hours. The Tesla Powerwall also serves as the backup power for a home in case of a power outage.

The Tesla Powerwall was introduced to the public by Tesla CEO Elon Musk last April 30. There was a mixed bag of reactions then whether consumers and businesses are ready to accept this new technology. That is acceptable since innovative technology does not usually catch on immediately among the public. But a week or so after the announcement is bringing in some positive news to Tesla Energy as reports of the units being in high demand was announced by Elon Musk himself. During a quarterly earnings call, Musk said that the demand for the Tesla Powerwall has been off the roof. He said that there are already 38,000 reservations made, which can take up a production schedule through mid-2016. The demand includes over 2,500 companies who are interested in getting the commercial-grade Tesla Powerpacks. Musk says that the demand for the home and business battery units is high enough to take all of Tesla’s Gigafactory production capacity if they just concentrated on making stationary batteries for them. While the demand is there, the success of the Tesla Powerwall and Powerpack still hangs in the balance until consumers and businesses are able to get to finally use the product when it becomes available. Tesla needs to make their product user-friendly and able to deliver on what it is supposed to do. And when that happens, Tesla may be on its way to revolutionize the energy sector.


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