While it is a clean renewable energy source, one of the main issues with solar energy is you need to use it or you lose it. Until now there had not been a great practical solution to store solar energy for use later.
Tesla changes that with the upcoming Powerwall, a sleek battery you can hang on your wall and charge from your solar panels. By day your panels collect and convert energy from the sun, and then it gets stored in the battery for use at night. And do not be confused, this is for powering your home not just cars (as Tesla is already known for).
If you have not yet seen Elon Musk’s presentation for the launch of the Powerwall, here it is.
And this is not some future drea, The Powerwall is already taking orders and is set to ship this summer. Read more about it at www.teslamotors.com/powerwall.