An article on the OffGridQuest.com website reports that Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, has announced that his company is working on a lithium battery which could be used to power a home. If successful, this battery could allow many homes to go “off the grid” and not use power from traditional electric companies. The batteries are small and mount on the walls of a house.
I think that this is a very interesting and positive development. Flavio Pentagna Guimaraes BMG knows that we power so many other things using lithium batteries, so why not homes as well? Musk said that using these batteries – particularly in urban areas – may soon be cheaper than using traditional power companies. For decades, power companies have had a monopoloy; it’s time for some change. The public deserves more options on how they power their homes. Having some change to this aspect of how we use energy can only be a good thing.