Tesla is working on a new invention that can liberate you from the electric grid and get rid of your utility bill forever. It’s a battery, much like the battery used in their electric cars, that can store power derived from solar panels to power your home, even when the sun is down. If they’re able to deliver on this invention, your panels could break down and stop producing power and you’d still have juice for a month or two, giving you plenty of time to get them repaired.
Currently, most homes remain on the grid after going solar. But if they pull through with this battery, there will be no more need. Especially if they can make it an affordable, reliable battery. That means big, privately owned utility companies could no longer randomly hike up your rates anymore. No more relying on an outdated grid that governments refuse to update. Moreover, it enables us to be more independent, which isn’t a bad thing.