My Solar array

My Solar array

Can I use a Tesla to work wih my solar array during a power outage? I would like to power the house at night and charge up during the day. It would be a nice way to close the loop during a blackout. Ive gotten prices for a battery backup, very expensive. Using this car, I could drive my generator, how cool would that be? Thanks for any input you guys can give me.

bonaire | 26 September, 2013

PowerOne has a product for battery backup. Small but moderately affordable. Not sure if in the USA yet.

Panasonic apparently also has home-based battery systems, mainly sold in Japan.

Tesla-branded home battery storage is also available. Very expensive for all of these versus a gas-powered generator and transfer switch.

SMA TL-model arrays offer a 120V 15A plug option for when the sun is shining but will have variant power output when it is partly cloudy and intermittancy is active.

stevenmaifert | 26 September, 2013

Even if you could master the technicalities of extracting power from the battery, Tesla's warranty expressly excludes using the car as a stationary power source.