The company that brought us the electric car, Tesla Motors, has revealed its plans to produce battery packs strong enough to power houses.
“We are going to unveil the Tesla home battery – the consumer battery that would be for use in people’s houses or businesses – fairly soon,” announced Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, last month.
And the batteries aren’t decades off becoming a reality either. The design phase has already been completed, with Musk confirming that it should start going into production in around six months’ time.
Unfortunately he didn’t give away too much about how the batteries will look or function, except for saying “it’s really great”, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
Once the batteries do hit out shores though, combining them with solar panels in your prefab modular home could allow you to avoid buying electricity altogether from utility companies.
Earlier in the month we did a blog on what a carbon zero and carbon positive house was, and how to put a carbon positive spin on your prefab.
Integrating battery power into the design of your prefab home could be a further step in ensuring that the net amount of energy you generate on site is more than the net amount of energy required by the building – thereby making a positive contribution to the planet.
Modscape’s eco friendly prefab modular homes and buildings are based on sustainable design principles that minimise environmental impact, maximise year round comfort and reduce running costs. These principles are applied to every aspect of the design, material selection, systems utilised and operations.
We’re looking forward to hopefully adding the Tesla home battery to our sustainable systems list in the very near future.