SolarCity Corp. next year will offer Hawaii residents the option of disconnecting from the electricity grid, using a combination of rooftop photovoltaic panels and Tesla Motors Inc.’s new Powerwall battery, a company executive said yesterday.
Tesla Motors has made significant strides in perfecting deep storage batteries, not only for its line of vehicles but also for businesses and homes. The new Powerwall battery will make off-grid energy a real possibility for homeowners. SolarCity Corporation will soon offer Hawaii residents the option of "disconnecting" from the grid, using "a combination of rooftop photovoltaic panels and Tesla Motors, Inc’s. new Powerall battery." This idea looks promising, especially for rural areas of the state or in places where power interruptions are common (i.e. Hawaii Island, Maui, and Kauai). Aloha, Russ.