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Getting off the Grid

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With electric bills rising annually, tax rebates for solar panel installation and the most recent announcement from Tesla Motors, I think it’s time I look into getting off the grid. In the past, this statement made me think of someone living in the country with a windmill, solar panel system, a small home and large water cistern in the front yard. Never did I dream that the technology would be available AND affordable to stop paying high electric bills.

Elon Musk recently announced the introduction of a $3000 home battery that charge via solar panels during the day and store 10 kWh of electricity for your home. Below is a Youtube video posted by Tesla Motors a few days ago that has already had over a million hits.

Elon Musk Debuts the Tesla Powerwall

Tesla Powerwall Keynote by Elon Musk "The Missing Piece" English and Spanish subtitles added, credit to Luis Gámez for transcribing and translating.

Essentially, you can have an unobtrusive battery pack hanging on your wall storing energy during the day. Not mentioned in the video is the cost of the solar panels, but having them is necessary for the battery pack to work. You can get a tax rebate for installing solar panels in your home and a solar panel installation service can help you calculate the rebate as well as the total savings off of your electric bill. It’s exciting to know that as you plan your custom home, you have access to affordable technology that can get you off the grid and protect our environment!

Tesla is also implementing gigafactories that will be covered in the panels to create their own electricity and stop needless pollution from coal and nuclear power plants. The future of energy is clean and green.


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