DIY Tesla Power wall: Bringing the technology home


The Tesla Power wall has been making waves in the world market for quite some time now. For those who haven’t heard of it, here’s what the buzz is about-


Why Consumers need the Tesla Power wall?

Tesla Power wall is a home battery. It charges itself when the prices of electricity consumption is low or through solar panels. This stored up power can then be used to run electronics in homes and offices. The rechargeable battery is being looked upon as a solution to the problem of power outages and the sky high electricity bills most home owners have to deal with. Introduced by Elon Musk, the Tesla Power wall instantly became much sought after, with several residential installations in the U.S.

A lot of discussions about the Tesla Power wall have been going around. Most of them are about the kind of technology that goes behind such a device. The battery that goes into it is Lithium Ion as opposed to Lead Acid, making the production process a lot more expensive. The power wall although sustainable is not cost-effective. The costs of the power walls range from 3,000 to 3,500. Now this is a figure that every common household cannot come up with, making the idea of spreading sustainable use of electricity a lot more distant than it seems. While approximately 700 home/residential building owners have shown interest in purchasing Tesla's setup, the cost is definitely a big road block for most of us.


Make your own Power Backup

Recently, YouTuber Jehu Garcia has caught the attention of hundreds of consumers hoping to benefit from Tesla's compact power wall unit. He claims to have come up with a way to use Tesla's batteries to build a power wall. Getting your hands on a on a Tesla power wall could mean a very long wait for the delivery and with the bookings crowding up, many are beginning to respond to the idea of a DIY Tesla Power wall.

Elon Musk, the creator, is aware of the demand vs supply statistics and knows that Tesla on it’s own cannot provide enough units to decrease the carbon load on the environment. This is precisely why the company encourages people to create their own patents and move towards energy efficiency. Creating your own power wall will mean cutting  more than 80 percent of the cost. Claims hold that the entire DIY project would cost only 300 dollars.

Jehu Garcia’s video is worth a watching from consumers around the world who would like to bring home the technology earlier and at a cheaper rate. Tesla plans on speeding up production and making the power wall more accessible by 2017.