Tesla to unveil not one, but two new battery products next week
The wait is almost over. The industry will finally be able to get a closer look at Tesla’s much-hyped battery storage product (or should I say products?) on April 30.
Let’s start with the home battery — a solution that has the potential to disrupt the electric utility sector. The home battery product will be paired with SolarCity’s rooftop solar offerings, and SolarCity expects to deliver a battery with every solar installation by 2020, Ryan Hanley, senior director of grid engineering solutions, told Utility Dive in a recent interview. The bundled offering from the nation’s leading residential solar installer is just the latest sign of a growing number of vendors — from solar and internet service providers to home security firms and big box retailers — who are bundling multiple energy and home services.