Tesla founder Elon Musk just unveiled Tesla Energy, an ambitious plan to power the world with a new design of home battery called the Powerwall, with the aim of making more consumers less dependent on the grid.
The newly designed Powerwall, produced at Tesla’s new Nevada Gigafactory, will be available in “three or four months” via various installation partners. It will cost around $3500 — and can theoretically be scaled “infinitely,” Musk says, all the way up to industrial and utility level. The larger server-sized, industrial-level battery will be called a Powerpack.
“Our goal is to fundamentally change the way the world uses energy,” Musk told a press conference at the Tesla Design Center on Thursday night. “It sounds crazy, but we want to change the entire energy infrastructure of the world to zero carbon.”