Image taken from DailyEcho (2019)

Image taken from DailyEcho (2019)


It’s 11.30am on a Wednesday morning in September. The sun is shining and I sit writing this blog – observing the people opposite in the coffee shop. 

Today is an ordinary day although for the electricity companies, they are busy dealing with power cuts. Our local network operator SSE (Scottish and Southern Electricity) have had 34 power cuts recorded this morning. 2 of these are located in Dorset…that’s 3 power shortages every hour.

I have grown up in the technological era and am accustomed to the reliance on electrical appliances and the internet . A power cut feels like a brief encounter with the end of days. I go survival mode!  Suddenly, I pace around the house checking each and every light switch, the oven, the TV…Netflix doesn’t work… Apocalypse is now!


Our Hero: the Tesla PowerWall


In the moments where we sit reconciling family relations questing if normal life will return to us again, the PowerWall becomes our saviour.  Alas! The end of days seizes and we will never live through another power-cut again…

Okay, maybe I am over-dramatising power-cuts. Although, that does not mean to say that they don’t interfere with our daily routines. Many companies are reliant upon constant electricity and for sales companies, a power-cut can completely mess up transactions. 

As for home life, those who run off electric ovens suddenly find themselves raiding the fridge for non-frozen food to eat and parents face the bombardment of frenzied kids running wild wondering when they can reconnect to their social community online. 


How Does the PowerWall Work?


The PowerWall is a battery storage system which reserves generated electricity made from solar and wind generation. When the electricity generated by these renewable systems are not in use, it gets stored in the battery. Therefore, whenever you need electricity – such as during a power cut or during the night when solar energy generations low – the PowerWall kicks into action.

At present, the PowerWall is the only storage battery on the market which works during power-cuts. This cutting edge technology has therefore placed Tesla in the centre stage for sustainable energy storage. 

Moreover, Tesla developed a ‘Storm Watch’ mode. This brilliant feature sets Tesla above all the rest.  The PowerWall actively communicates to the National Weather Service and provides information to its clients regarding storm risk. During high risk situations, the PowerWall charges itself fully in preparation of a potential power cut.  This innovative solution protects homeowners from possible power loss. Tesla are always thinking ahead!

Furthermore, the PowerWall keeps their users in the loop with text messaging services. So you always know what is happening in your home.


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