Tesla to use its batteries to power Office buildings in California

By | October 13, 2015

Attendees take pictures of the new Tesla Energy Powerwall Home Battery during an event at Tesla Motors in Hawthorne, California

Tesla is planning to expand the use of its batteries other than cars. The company is planning to install its batteries for some office building in California. This move of the company will give Southern California up to 10 megawatts of power and will also reduce the electricity demand in peak hours. Initially up to 10 homes will be equipped with Tesla batteries and more homes will get upgraded in near future.

The Irvine Company and a startup named Advanced Microgrid Solutions have announced that they will build large battery farms in Irvine, California. The startup has developed the software, which will switch the buildings power to battery when power grid gets high electricity demands during peak hours. Initially the Advanced Microgrid Solutions will install up to 10 megawatts of batteries in Irvine next year. Ten megawatts of energy is enough to fulfill power requirements for almost 10,000 homes.

With this deal, Tesla is fighting with its rivals including Bloom Energy. It looks like Elon Musk and his team is going to play an important role in modernizing the power source in the state by focusing on clean energy sources. This is a good step taken by Tesla towards use of clean energy, which is not only environment friendly but also saves the money.