Tesla solar panels and Powerwall battery

Tesla Home Innovation

October 1, 2017

Tesla is known for their electric vehicles.  Features such as state of the art self-driving technology, cabin overheat protection, a massive touch screen control panel and rapid acceleration have earned Tesla a reputation for creating the car of the future.  What some might not know, however, is that their forward thinking isn’t limited to the automobile industry.  Tesla is paving the way for home technology as well, with advanced options to sustainably power your home.

Check out three ways to produce and store your own clean energy with Tesla home technology:

Solar Panels

Solar panels produce cleaner, more affordable energy.  Tesla promotes that their panels, which are produced and installed interchangeably with Solar City, exceed industry standards for both durability and lifespan, as well as ­blend into the home’s roof.  Integrated front skirts and no visible mounting hardware give Tesla’s solar panels a sleek, streamlined look.

Powerwall Battery

In addition to a low-profile design, Tesla solar panels work seamlessly with Powerwall, a 14 kWh battery backup system.  Powerwall charges with energy produced by solar panels, making that energy available when utility outages or natural disasters occur.  The combination of Powerwall and Tesla solar gives homeowners the ability to self-power their home or even go off the grid.  Powerwall also has the capability to enable solar panels to produce energy during grid outages.

Interested in power without solar?  Powerwall also operates independently, keeping lights, Wi-Fi and appliances running during a power outage.

Solar Roof Tiles

Solar roof tiles work in tandem with Powerwall as well and are perhaps the most discreet way to turn sunlight into electricity.  More than three times stronger than standard roofing tiles, solar tiles are made of tempered glass and come with an infinite warranty.  Individual tiles allow for complete energy customization, utilizing both solar and non-solar tiles based on the home’s energy needs.  Both types of tile appear the same from street level.  When paired with a Powerwall battery, solar roof tiles blend with the architectural style while transforming the home into a personal utility.

If you are interested in learning more about green building, we’d love to hear from you.  Winsome is a third generation Oregon builder with an emphasis on high quality construction achieved through careful planning, efficient use of resources, both financial and material, and attention to every detail.  As an experienced Solar City provider, we can help you determine which clean energy technologies are right for your custom home.  Call us at 503-472-7402 today!

Photo credit: https://www.tesla.com/energy

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