will tesla\'s new battery change the way canadians use electricity?
With the launch of Tesla Energy, Tesla Motors is taking its power from the road to its home. Tesla, known for its electric cars, has launched solar cars. Power storage system on Thursday. These batteries can be used for homes, businesses and utilities, and CEO Elon Musk says the company\'s goal is to \"fundamentally change the way the world uses energy on an extreme scale. \"In Tesla\'s view, this storage system may be part of the fossil --fuel- Free lifestyle, people can install solar panels on the roof, power the home, and charge the battery of the electric car. The smallest battery released on Thursday is called Powerwall, located in a 6-inch- Wide container for hanging in the garage or on the exterior wall of the house, can be used for backup power supply or storage of solar energy. Tesla is not the first or only company to make this product. Major companies, including Total, General Electric and Siemens, are supporting some start-ups, and Solantro has similar products. \"Elon Musk has created significant news, but there is an effective paradigm shift in the power sector. Our abilities generate our own strength because (the) \"The reduction in solar costs is almost there,\" says Joan haisom, a professor at the University of Ottawa and an expert on sustainable power . \". Mobile users, click here to watch the video to see how it works. The solar panels on the roof of the House convert solar energy into electricity. The challenge of solar energy has always been to store the energy generated during the day for evening use. \"The problem with existing batteries is that they are terrible,\" Musk said at the product launch . \" They are expensive, unreliable, ugly and inefficient, he added. Powerwall stores the battery on the wall- Each Powerwall can hold up to 90 KW of the installation unit and can be connected together. Powerwall can completely replace the traditional home power supply- Solar panels- Or as a supplement or supportPower up. Even without solar panels, batteries can save money by storing power grid energy from low power Demand time used during peak hours And more expensive. periods. What do you need to know What does this mean for Canadians? Tesla has yet to release an established schedule for the international release, just saying that its goal is next year. But as more Canadians start using Tesla\'s technology or similar products, Haysom says, they need to adjust policies and regulations to suit their use. Especially for those who don\'t want to be completely out of the grid. Direct connection fees are being considered in places like California. So if I charge the battery with a solar panel but I still want this connection just in case . . . . . . If we can find a way to say through the protocol, I wouldn\'t use much at all, and then grid optimization can take a different, more efficient route, \"Haysom said. Haysom said the technology has more applications than electricity savings that can be used to help power supply and stability in remote areas and northern Canada. 2. How much does this cost you? Once they start shipping, you can install a Powerwall battery at home, which costs about three Macbooks. Tesla plans to sell about $10 KW at 4,257 hours per vehicle, excluding inverter and installation prices. Haysom says that considering how much electricity you might save in the long run, it\'s very cost-effective for you. As more and more people adopt this technology, it will become more affordable. \"This will eventually change the electricity bill,\" she said . \". To make the most of it, you\'ll want to pair your Powerwall with solar panels, with a middle price that could be up to $40,000sized home. But panels are not needed to use the battery. \"Self-sufficiency even if the grid is closed? Sure. But the battery is possible. \"3. Is this the beginning of the end of the grid? World Without grid- Where everyone uses solar panels and rechargeable batteries It is indeed possible. But it\'s unlikely, says Haysom. \"We will never see where there is no grid,\" Haysom said . \". \"It\'s feasible and possible, but not everyone wants their own system. Some people will want to plug in. Sometimes it is more convenient to insert a grid. Both have a role. \"Although these technologies will not replace the grid, they will allow us to use the grid better,\" she said. \"If we can store energy in the battery by charging low Demand time and use the energy of the battery at peak That means we can use the grid more effectively . \"4. How will this affect developing countries? Powerwall may not replace the grid in developed countries, but where is there no grid? Or, at least, no reliable person? Batteries in remote areas or developing countries The solar panel portfolio is actually more affordable than conventional power. \"Self- Areas of the world that do not currently have reliable power grids have enough solar and battery systems, which are economically attractive to them. \"Even in places where power demand is low, such as radios, mobile phones, charging computers and a small amount of lighting,\" Haysom said . \". \"Bringing it to many parts of the world helps to improve the quality of life and development in a more economical way than trying to run transition lines in remote areas. \"—