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Batteries for Storing Solar Power?

asked 2015-05-05 16:29:46 -0500

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I've heard a lot about Tesla's new battery, but haven't batteries for storing solar power been around for a while? How is Tesla's different? Thanks!

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answered 2015-05-19 14:02:05 -0500

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updated 2015-05-19 14:02:05 -0500

Solar power storage options have been getting a lot of attention in the media since Tesla announced the Powerwall, which is their solar power storage battery. The technology and the idea of having a battery as part of your (solar energy system has been around for a long time). Solar storage batteries are not a common occurrence on residential solar energy installations in the US because often times they are not needed. When access to the grid is readily available, the grid can be used as a backup source of power when the system is not producing. Batteries are also still fairly expensive, so if they are not needed they are usually not added to a system. The true leap forward in the area of solar storage batteries is the number of companies entering the solar battery market space. As companies compete for business in this space the battery technology will hopefully become more efficient and affordable!

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