Installing our First Tesla Powerwall
Clarendon Homes is currently in the process of installing our first Tesla Powerwall. The solar battery is being installed in our Langton Gardens custom build site, the resident having also requested solar panels on their home.
What Is a Tesla Powerwall?
Perhaps best known for their cars, Tesla released the first version of this battery back in 2017 and has since installed over 200,000 units.
The device itself is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery storage system. Designed for use with a solar PV system, the battery stores excess electricity harvested by solar panels. This excess will then be available to use when the sun isn’t shining, at night, or on overcast days.
The increased popularity and availability of this technology is promising to the future of green energy and accessible alternatives for our homes.
What Does It Do?
The Tesla Powerwall is most useful when there has been an excess of solar energy that can be stored instead of going back to the grid. Not only does the battery deplete your reliance on the grid, but it also stores excess energy. This means you don’t lose what excess your solar panels make.
The Powerwall also has the ability to detect outages and become the main energy source of the property when the grid goes down. However, unlike a generator, the Powerwall does not need upkeep. It’s able to charge appliances and keep the lights on for days when used with a solar system.
Devices like this are a gateway into a more sustainable way of living. Paired with the solar panels already installed, the residents of this home will have days where they don’t need to use any power from the grid. The possibilities of this type of technology are exciting, and often just out of reach. For us to be installing one of these is hugely exciting.
There is still one plot left available in our Langton Gardens development in Headcorn, Kent. For the chance for you to build your dream home, and include innovative technology like this get in touch today.
Got any questions or feedback on the article? Or maybe a topic you would like to be covered in a future blog? Email firstname.lastname@example.org today, I would love to hear from you!