My New Outside Blog

Solar Energy - Battery Powered Home

Solar Energy

Considering building a new home in Huntsville, Alabama or purchasing an existing home? The following might be something of interest to you if you want to cut utility bills and go green.

A challenge faced producing solar energy is collecting and storing it in an efficient way. The early days of capturing solar energy saw about 15% efficiency and is now up approximately to 35% for most solar panels. Controlling its flow has also had its problems.

Tesla Powerwall

Tesla Motors -yes, the car company, has announced Tesla's new Powerwall for residential use and Powerpack for commercial use has taken some 38,000 orders for the units. These units are said to offer 92% in direct current efficiency.

How It Works

The Powerwall battery uses a lithium ion battery incorporating similar technology used in the Tesla automobiles charging batteries generated by solar panels. During the evening or on cloudy days the battery supplies energy back to your home instead of sending it out to the public power grid. The powerwall also supplies energy during power outages for emergency use. 

The Powerwall installs on an interior garage wall, basement or outdoors as the unit is weather resistant. Depending on a homes power requirements multiple batteries can be installed together providing up to 90kWh of available power. Each Powerwall battery is approximately 51.2" X 33.9" X 7.1" deep.

One of the first things to consider for any cutting edge home technology such as this is the cost. The average home is said to use approximately 4.5 kWh daily and according to Tesla Motors specs, the home sized batteries cost $3,000 for the 7-kWh model and $3,500 for the 10-kWh model. Each unit comes with a 10 year warranty.

If you are considering going green or considering alternative energy sources for your new Huntsville, Alabama home I can help point you in the right direction. Just call or email me anytime.

Original content posted at.....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=3781

Image courtesy Stuart Miles/Freedigitalphotos.net

Visit Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource 


Serving: Anslee FarmsBell Tower, Bishop Farms, Bradford Farms, BridgefieldCanebrakeChase Shadow, Cherokee Ridge, Clifts Cove, Edgewater, Emerald Forest Condo, Foxfield, Greystone Estates, Hampton Cove, Harvest, Highland Lakes, Jones Valley Estates, Kelly Plantation, Knox Creek, Lake ForestLedges of Huntsville Mountain, Mandolin, Maxwell Place, MidTowne on the Park, Newby Plantation, Olde Cobblestone, Overland Trace, Pebble Brook, Rainbow Landing, Rock Creek, Shadow Brook, Spencer Green, Stavemill Estates, The Bridges on the River, The Villas at Madison, Towne Lakes, Villas at Jones Valley, Walden Preserve, West Highlands, Whitehall, Village of Providence and more.


Comment balloon 28 commentsNick T Pappas • June 30 2015 01:34PM
Solar Energy - Battery Powered Home
share
Solar Energy Considering building a new home in Huntsville, Alabama or purchasing an existing home? The following might be something of interest to you if you want to cut utility bills and go green. A challenge faced producing solar energy is… more
Choosing The Right Paint For Your Madison And Huntsville Alabama Home
share
Choosing The Right Paint For Your Madison And Huntsville Alabama Home In Madison and Huntsville Alabama as in other areas there are many newly constructed homes coming on the market featuring the latest trends, features and paint colors. I… more
How to Prepare for Emergencies Part 3
share
How To Prepare For Emergencies Part 3 This post follows two earlier posts by Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource How To Be Prepared For Emergencies In Your New Home Part 1 How To Be Prepared For Emergencies In Your New… more
Home Renovations, Improvements Or Flipping Huntsville Alabama
share
Home Renovations, Improvements Or Flipping Huntsville Alabama A recent post I wrote about my first real estate experience prompted me to write this for those in Huntsville Alabama or anywhere who are thinking about renovating a current home or… more
Updating Windows In Your Huntsville Alabama Home
share
Updating Windows In Your Huntsville Alabama Home Browse here for your Huntsville Alabama Dream Home While it doesn’t get extremely cold for long periods in Huntsville Alabama it does get cold in the winter months and very warm in the… more
Winterizing your Huntsville Alabama Home
share
Winterizing your Huntsville Alabama Home My little corner of the world is Northern Alabama more specifically, Huntsville Alabama And while this area doesn't see the low temperatures that the northern states do it does get cold and even… more
Landscaping Your Huntsville Or Madison Alabama Home Not Just For Looks
share
Landscaping Your Huntsville Or Madison Alabama Home Not Just For Looks and if you need to find a home first, you might start here: Madison & Huntsville Alabama Homes For Sale Read more on this topic or search for homes for… more
Building Home & Remodeling Show Huntsville Alabama March 1-3, 2013
share
Building Home & Remodeling Show Huntsville Alabama March 1-3, 2013 The Building Home & Remodeling Show Huntsville Alabama March 1-3, 2013 will be held this year in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville Alabama. On hand… more
Huntsville, 23rd Annual, Building, Home And Remodeling Show, Von…
share
Huntsville, 23rd Annual, Building, Home And Remodeling Show, Von Braun Center, Huntsville Alabama Now I can't guarantee that this guy will be there… and chances are… he won't be there, but that's no reason for you to miss out on the 23rd… more