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Tesla‘s Powerwall: Why You Should Care Even If You Don’t Have Home Solar

Tesla lifted the veil on its Tesla Energy product line on Friday, announcing the Powerwall home battery as its inaugural product. While it’s not nearly as cool as a sleek electric car (or a new smartphone), the Powerwall will hopefully be the first of many products designed to reduce the impact of our energy addiction.

What Powerwall Does

First, the basics. The Powerwall comes in two flavors, with a seven kilowatt-hour (kWh) model priced at $3,000 and a higher-capacity 10kWh iteration priced at $3,500. While both models do roughly the same thing—go figure, they store energy for later use—they’re actually intended for somewhat different uses.

Tesla explains that the bigger battery has been “optimized” for powering a home during power outages, while the smaller model is better suited to “daily cycling,” or reducing a user’s daily reliance on conventional power sources. The wall-mounted batteries can be linked together, too—you can connect up to nine, TechCrunch reported.


Up to nine Powerwall batteries can be linked to each other, making greater energy independence much easier to attain.

The U.S Energy Information Administration says that the average American home consumes about 11,000kWh per year, or about 30kWh per day. So if an average user wants to get completely off the grid, it would only take three 10kWh Powerwall units—at a total of $10,500, not counting the cost of installation, solar cells and a pricey DC/AC inverter—for that to become feasible. It may sound like a lot of money on paper, but considering the long term energy saving benefits, it’s a steal.

How Powerwall Is Smart

While backup batteries aren’t a particularly new idea, the Powerwall takes it and gives it some brains. Tesla says the Powerwall is capable of “load shifting,” which means it will start slurping energy from the grid during low rate periods. Then it can start providing power to users during high rate periods. 

That saves users money on both ends, and means that even a single 7kWh Powerwall could prove to be a valuable investment. Assuming, of course, your utility charges more for electricity at different times of day (so-called “time-of-use pricing“); not all do.

The savings get even better for houses with solar panels, since the Powerwall charges itself up while the sun is shining and discharges to power your home when it isn’t.


You know what goes great with a new Powerwall? A shiny new Tesla Model S.

Moreover, Tesla Energy is going the same route as Tesla Motors with regard to an open patent policy, which gives competitors access to the company’s patents without fear of litigation. In short, if you don’t like what Tesla’s doing with Powerwall, it might not be too long before another company comes along and offers the same kind of tech for less.

All told, that’s potentially a big win for the environment, not to mention your monthly utility bill.

Images courtesy of Tesla

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What Signals From Twitter Does Google Care About?

Earlier this year, Google and Twitter struck a deal which once again gave Google access to Twitter’s data stream. Columnist Miriam Hirschman explores how this might play out.

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Google Warning: Take Care When Hiring an SEO Company – Business 2 Community


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SEO 101: What is Semantic Search and Why Should I Care? by @sergio_redondo

Search is changing. David Amerland begins with this sentence in the foreword of his book Google Semantic Search. If you are a long time user of the Internet and, more specifically, the search engines, you can see how the way we look for information has changed over the past few years. We are at a moment in which semantic search, the ability to put typed searches into context, represents the most accurate option for granting answers. However, before we delve into this new type of search is appropriate to stop and ask the question: What has motivated our change when searching […]

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Search Marketing Reporting: 8 Metrics Clients Actually Care About

Many agencies and Internet marketers deliver a summary of performance for PPC and SEO on a weekly or monthly basis, but who decides what data goes into these reports, what metrics to include, and which graph to use to visualize the data?

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This question comes up more often than not, and it has two answers. The easy answer being SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, the real answer is not so simple however. In truth, SEO is the one of the most important parts, if not thee most
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Writing Panda-Pleasing Content Your Audience Will Actually Care About by @mindydweinstein

Panda, along with all the other updates and changes in the search landscape, makes our jobs as digital marketers tough. Whether you have to answer to your clients or to in-house supervisors, knowing how to get results with your SEO work, while avoiding penalties is enough to cause sleepless nights. There is doubt Panda has caused waves in the SEO community and online space. With the continuous changes and the most recent Panda 4.0 update, some digital marketers are scrambling to ensure they are protected. We know thin content, scraped content, and article syndication can be problematic. The bottom line is […]

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Why Small Business Should Care About Native Advertising

As SEO continues to move away from explicit link building and toward content marketing, using native ads as a content discovery mechanism is a smart move for small businesses trying to reinvent their SEO strategies and ride the latest trend.

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What is SEO, and Why Should Your Business Care? – Business 2 Community

What is SEO, and Why Should Your Business Care?
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Over the years, millions of companies, startups, and small businesses have found success thanks to the implementation of various SEO strategies. Therefore, it is compulsory for any individual trying to promote a company to know the core concepts of SEO.

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Does Google Have A Secret “Translate” Service & Why Should Search Marketers Care?

Google is probably the largest translation service globally with its popular Google Translate online service. It is also fighting spammers that auto translate content with this service and put it online. This is why I was so surprised to see that Google is actually a player in auto translating…



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