CNET News Video
Tesla diversifies its product line with home battery back-upThe Powerwall battery back-up system, introduced by Tesla Motors, can store electricity generated by solar panels or taken from the grid during off-peak hours, then power appliances and devices in a home.
You can actually go if you want completely off grid. You can take your solar panels, charge the battery packs, and that's, and that's all you use. Hi, I'm Wayne Cunningham with CNET here at Tesla's southern California design center where CEO Elon Musk has just announced a new division of the company called Tesla Energy. We have this, this handy fusion reactor in sky called the sun Okay. You don't have to do anything. it just works. [LAUGH] Shows up everyday, and produces ridiculous amounts of power. Tesla energy is going to offer the power wall. That's what you see behind me. This is a battery backup system for home. It comes in 7 Kilowatt hour and 10 Kilowatt hour sizes What this does is it stores extra electricity which can be generated from solar panels, or be taken from non peak hours from the grid. The fact that it's wall mounted is vital, because it means you don't need to have a battery room. It means that a normal household can mount this on their garage, or on the outside wall of their house And it's designed so you can stack them on the wall. So if you look at that wall in the back theres some that are paired up so you can have two, you can actually stack up to nine of the power walls. And very importantly this is going to be a great solution for people in remote parts of the world where there's no, elec, electricity wires Or where there's, or where the electricity is extremely intermittent. Or extremely expensive. So it gives you safety, security. It, it, and it gives you complete and affordable solution. We're gonna start shipping in approximately three or four months. And the cost of this is $3500. [APPLAUSE] Tesla Energy will also offer the Powerpack, an industrial scale version of the technology. This comes in 100 kilowatt hour modules for $25,000. The company will be working directly with facilities to install these devices. I'm Wayne Cunningham for CNET here at Tesla's southern California design headquarters.