28 Jan '16, 7pm

Has Tesla's Powerwall met its match?

Has Tesla's Powerwall met its match?

The Tesla Powerwall has the ability to transform the housing industry, but right now, a lot of questions remain. "Do the economics of these batteries really make sense? Are they worth not only the cost but the hassle of installing them? Are they worth it even if you don’t have solar panels?" writes Cade Metz in an article for Wired. With this in mind, San Diego startup Orison has started a Kickstarter campaign for its own, smaller, and friendlier home battery system. But will the cheaper, lighter, and expandable battery system really be able to compete with Tesla's Powerwall? The device is unusually small and light, weighing only about 40 pounds. You can install it on your own, inside the house, simply by plugging into an ordinary electrical socket. And you can get your hands on one if you contribute a mere $1,600 to the Kickstarter campaign. The device stores only about 2...

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