Tesla Motors & SolarCity Home Battery Systems Coming Summer 2015

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Tesla Motors partnered with SolarCity to bring a solar powered home battery system to homes across the USA. Utilizing Tesla’s proven battery technology, they have created a residential energy storage system which provides backup power in the event of an emergency. Powered by the Sun, the solar panel system provides power to your home and the lithium-ion battery pack stores the power for later use. It provides enough power to keep your refrigerator running, it allows you to keep the lights on, and charge your cell phone in case you need to make an emergency call while also keeping any necessary security systems powered and fully operational. Over 300 home battery systems have been installed so far.

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Solar Powered Home Battery


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Below is an excerpt directly from SolarCity’s website detailing the residential home battery energy storage system.

“Our Storage Product will be available again in late Summer 2015.

We’ve filled all of the spots in our Battery Storage pilot program and we won’t be adding any more sales for the time being. So far through the program, we’ve installed 300 systems, and plan to finish out 130 more in early 2015. We’ve been getting great feedback from the many excited Bay Area customers who seamlessly switched to their SolarCity backup system during the power outages caused by recent storms.The Storage team is working hard on the next phase of Battery Energy Storage at SolarCity. Check back again in mid-2015 for a new and improved offering!

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SolarCity is making the latest advancements in battery technologies available to you through our partnership with Tesla Motors. Only SolarCity’s home backup system uses technology engineered by Tesla, leveraging their expertise in developing battery technologies for premium electric vehicles. Tesla’s long history of research and development has enabled a cost-effective, wall-mounted storage appliance that is small, powerful and covered by a long lasting full 10 year warranty. The actual battery unit is about the size of a solar power inverter, and will be mounted on the wall in your garage or near your electrical panel.” SolarCity

Be prepared for anything

Your battery system will provide your home with power if the utility grid goes down—such as after an earthquake or other natural disasters. A fully charged battery provides enough energy for your essential needs during an emergency. SolarCity

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Run your refrigerator
Make sure you don’t lose all the food in your fridge during a power outage.

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Charge your cell phone
Stay in touch with loved ones, news, and emergency response when you need it most.

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Provide basic light
Not being in the dark can make an emergency situation safer and less stressful.

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Home security
Ensure any systems protecting your home and property are up and running.

Compact, safe and durable

SolarCity is making the latest advancements in battery technologies available to you through our partnership with Tesla Motors. Only SolarCity’s home backup system uses technology engineered by Tesla, leveraging their expertise in developing battery technologies for premium electric vehicles.

Tesla’s long history of research and development has enabled a cost-effective, wall-mounted storage appliance that is small, powerful and covered by a long lasting full 10 year warranty.

The actual battery unit is about the size of a solar power inverter, and will be mounted on the wall in your garage or near your electrical panel.” ~SolarCity

Click Here To Get A Free Quote For Your Home

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First comes the large scale commercialization of solar power, and now we have a battery system which provides power in emergencies and as an alternative to running direct from your solar or wind power system. System specs are not currently available but we’ll have them soon. A larger battery system will over course provide you with more power for a longer period of time, so we hope to see some specifications on the battery pack.

This new battery system captures the power of the Sun and allowing you to essentially use it as you need it.

All in all, this is the kind of cutting edge technology we need to advance renewable energy and sustainable living.

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