Tesla’s New Device Is A Battery That Can Power Entire Home
Elon Musk is always talking about innovations and working to develop new concepts and devices that are ultimately making our world a better place. His company Tesla is synonymous with electric cars and he recently hinted that the company is working on a new device which we hope to see soon. However, the device doesn’t have anything to with electric cars.
Musk tweeted that Tesla will debut a new product on April 30. Rumors suggest that the new device will be a battery capable of powering a whole house during blackout. It is also rumored that Tesla has another type of battery up its sleeves that is for utility companies.
The battery deploys some smart strategies to save cost as well. It gets charged at night when electricity is cheapest and then the battery can be used to power the house when the electricity is out or during the day when electricity costs are high.
This battery for homes is reported to work in conjunction with solar panels for residencies. The battery will work like uninterruptible power supply which is commonly used with computers, just that it can power your entire home.
The battery has been offered to 300 customers of SolarCity. According to these customers, the battery comes in 10 and 15 kWh units and sells for around $13,000. The whole device/setup will cost $15,000 with an option of $15 monthly for ten years. After the ten years, the battery goes back to SolarCity.
Tesla Motors has not given any official word on the type of device yet. It will be unveiled on April 30.