Tesla is hitting breakthrough after breakthrough in all its projects in both the automotive and solar power industries. Elon Musk has proven time and time again his capability to turn vision into reality, and it is evident in the innovations that he has achieved in both fields, and how the public has supported the things he and his company had to offer. What most people claim to be impossible, he proves them wrong. He has done so multiple times and he is still continuing to do so.
With regards to Tesla energy, its solar power-harnessing technology has not only supplied power to people’s residences but also gives electric power to Tesla’s cars. This was achieved through the birth of the Powerwall, which also serves a purpose as a charging station for your EV.
The Megapacks will also be able to power not only one household, but an entire community will get a power supply. The solar roofs will absorb the solar energy and the powerpack on the wall will store it for future use. The mega packs can also be used as an alternative to peaker plants.
Diesel-powered peaker plants are used during peak hours of the day when electricity consumption is at its highest. It is an expensive variant and has a couple of seconds delay upon start-up. Gas-powered peaker plants, on the other hand, cost a little less but take a longer time to power up.
Battery-powered peaker plants, however, instantly starts. There is no need to wait for a few moments before it is able to generate power after a sudden shutdown. These types of power plants can also be modified to switch on and off at a given time.
Tesla acquired Solar City in 2016. Around this time, a seven-acre solar panel field was built on Tau island in American Samoa. Now the residents there are enjoying independent living, relying mainly on sunlight as a power source, as opposed to before when they were consuming more than 100,000 gallons of diesel every year to fuel the power plant.
In 2017, the new construction of a solar farm followed, located on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Previous annual consumption of 1.6 million gallons of fossil fuel has significantly reduced due to the installation of the 52 megawatt-hour batteries and 13 megawatt solar farm.
Another successful project by Tesla energy stemmed from a challenge that Australian businessman Mike Cannon Brooks started when he said that there was no way Elon Musk could put up a 100 megawatt battery in just 100 days for wind and solar farm in Hornsdale, Australia.
However, 63 days after the contract was signed, the installation was finished with 129 megawatts of power. Another limit defied by Elon Musk and Tesla. A booming 76 million dollars was saved on electrical costs after the power sources became operational.
Tesla energy is still continually working on an expansion to provide lower prices for their products to hasten the world’s transition to sustainable energy sources. The company will undoubtedly be one of the top choices for consumers because of the efficiency of Tesla’s work.