Don't Unplug My House!
What Every Millennial Understands About Home Batteries
One of the most powerful strategies for solving climate change is electrifying transportation and accelerating clean power generation. When compared to using fossil fuels equipping your house with lithium ion batteries for heating and electricity is a no brainer. Since power plants, and related electricity generation operations, produce 36 percent of total US greenhouse gas emissions and most rely on fossil fuels and coal, reducing their impact plays a major role in slowing global climate change. Which energy source contributes the most to climate change?
The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the United States is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation. Home batteries is the first step in eliminating all the negatives. The trifecta of power is home solar panels, battery and electric vehicles. Not only does the inclusion of these to your home economics plan release you from 50% of the debt of home ownership during the term of your stay. It pays back your investment. Something that adherence to fossil fuels can’t do. New England is getting more and more of its power from local clean energy sources like rooftop solar and wind. Massachusetts is third in the nation in generating home solar and the trend is not slowing. Not only does this lower our climate-damaging emissions, but it creates innovation in technologies that build our energy future. Among these new, exciting innovations is increased battery storage.
New home batteries about the size of bathroom vanity cabinets can keep power running in your home for weeks by storing solar energy these batteries allow home-owners to take control of energy costs, get more from their solar panels even if still connected to the grid it can lower an annual bill by 90 percent! For a seemingly never-ending supply of power, r a solar panel system connected to your energy storage system allows the battery backup system to
be charged using solar power so that you have a regular supply of solar energy from your solar PV (photovoltaic) systems, will charge your home battery system with renewable energy. If you cannot afford a full set of solar panels, a 13.4KWh Tesla Power wall, and a UPS that is also a surge protector and switches itself on during power outages, this allows you to run your important items if the power goes out? Driving on Sunshine offers an exciting new experience for motorists as they get around town fueled with power from the sun and the best way to do that is charging up at your home!
“The market leader in battery backup systems, the Tesla Powerwall, is equipped with all the bells and whistles to make your energy switch to backup battery power as simple as possible. Recharge with solar PV panels, and enjoy the stored solar energy for times when you are off-grid.” (ZDNET 2022)
1.The Tesla Powerwall + will give you an energy capacity of 13.5kWh and has a power rating of 7.6kW delivering continuous power of 5.8kW in no sun. The Powerwall + has a ten-year guarantee and can be monitored and managed using its app. You can only buy a Powerwall if you also purchase Tesla's own solar panels.
You can connect up to 10 Powerwalls to ensure you have the right-sized backup batteries for your home. It is recommended to use the Tesla Powerwall with a solar panel system. Some states such as WA (22%) offer a Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit to help with costs.”
2.The Vottery home energy storage system has storage options up to 6KWh with 120Ah battery capacity and a 5kW inverter. Charge it from your solar panels, and if you need more than 6KWh, you can connect up to 10 of these systems in parallel to deliver up to 60KWh.
3.The standard Generac PWRcell system provides 9kWh of storage capacity from three Lithium Ion battery modules rated at 3.0 kWh. The system includes an inverter and a battery storage cabinet.
Usefully the PWRcell will work with solar panels from most manufacturers so there is no vendor lock in. Its modular design means that you can expand your storage capacity expanding in increments of 3kWh up to 36kWh. It has a ten-year limited guarantee, and can be managed and monitored with an app.( ZDNET 2022)