Even though I've registered for some time already I still haven't ventured on a solar+battery project.
I have several reasons why I still haven't tried it:
1-I live on a flat of a tall building and aside from 1 balcony I don't have a place for the solar panels.
2-My knowledge on electricity is basically 0.
3-My DIY skills are also close to 0.
But the main reason is I have a toddler in the house and I am afraid I would put her in danger with the batteries and cabling insulation.
You all must know Tesla very well. To me it seems a bit like the Apple of the electricity. They usually pick others' ideas, wrap them inside a nice plastic shell and sell it for 3 or 4 times the initial price. Sounds a bit like Apple doesn't it?
Anyway this time around they have launched a "new" product that is supposed to revolutionize every home: the powerwall.
Apparently it's a set of Lithium batteries that achieve 7kWh. Here's a link to their site https://www.teslamotors.com/powerwall
Anyone knows this product? How would it rate versus a lead acid battery set?
At least it's gotta be a safe product right? They give 10 years warranty and say we can mount it indoors.
I guess 7kWh would do for me since my bill averages 4.5kWh per day...
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Technology Wall mounted, rechargeable lithium ion battery with liquid thermal control. Model 7 kWh $3,000 For daily cycle applications Warranty Ten years Efficiency 92% round-trip DC efficiency Power 3.3 kW Voltage 350 – 450 volts Current 9.5 amperes