Tesla’s home battery pack that could ‘change the way the world uses energy’: Elon Musk unveils

Tesla founder Elon Musk has set out his ambition to ‘fundamentally change the way the world uses energy’, by unveiling a $3,000 home battery which the company claims can run an entire home for eight hours.

Musk, who founded the company, best-known for electric cars, introduced the Powerwall device at a press conference in California and said the technology could change the world.

The device, which Musk said could be in homes by the end of summer, will be able to store electricity when conditions are favorable then discharge it again later in quantities large enough to be useful to homes and businesses.

The future? Pictured are two units of the Tesla Powerwall - a home battery which can hold 7 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough to meet a quarter of the average home's energy needs

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3063262/Tesla-set-reveal-home-battery-Elon-Musk-unveil-power-pack-tonight-slash-electricity-bills.html#ixzz3YtLQr9Bh

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