Tesla Powerwall

INDEX: Design to Improve Life®

INDEX: Design to Improve Life®

The proven battery technology Tesla uses for its electrical cars is now available for homes – allowing independence from the power grid, as well as a backup solution in case of a power outage.
Our modern world fundamentally depends on electricity meaning we’ve always relied on massive utility companies – paying for power as we use it. As solar power becomes more prevalent, homes and businesses have been able to generate their own energy during the day. However, when the sun goes down and with no way to store excess energy, purchasing from the power grid still remains essential. But what if you could have an energy piggy bank and use your own power whenever you needed it?

The revolutionary Tesla Powerwall allows owners to store excess solar energy and avoid having to buy electricity in the evenings at peak rates. The system consists of a solar panel installed on the roof, a battery to store surplus electricity, and an inverter to convert solar electricity generated into the alternating current to be used by your appliances. It provides an uninterrupted supply of electricity in case of an electrical outage, especially for those living in remote locations or areas vulnerable to storms.

Having a Tesla Powerwall offers independence from the utility grids, and most of all – the fluctuating prices. Using the company’s proven automative battery technology, these home batteries are more affordable, compact, easy to install and maintain – helping you to cut down on your bills, as well as your carbon footprint.

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  • Title: Tesla Powerwall
  • External Link: Tesla Powerwall - INDEX: Design to Improve Life® website
  • Sustainable Development Goals targeted: Affordable & Clean Energy
  • INDEX: Award Cycle: 2015
  • INDEX: Award Category: Home
  • Driver(s) of Change: Climate Change, Intelligent Systems, Post Fossil Fuel Energy
  • Designed By: Esbern Pedersen
  • Country of Design : USA