‘[This is] the best tech keynote I’ve ever seen’, The Verge senior news editor T.C. Sottek remarked. No matter what speaking style you like, you need to watch this inspiring presentation by Tesla´s visionary CEO Elon Musk, which is likely to shape – and make a lasting mark on – history. Tesla Energy and its Powerwall seek to ‘end our dependence on the grid’ by empowering solar energy and allowing us to build a more sustainable future.
The stylish Powerwall battery can provide electricity to homes, as well as to businesses and utilities. It charges through a smart process – using solar power – yet it can also integrate with main power grids. This allows users ‘to harness excess power and give[s] customers the flexibility to draw energy from their own reserve’.
CEO Musk says he believes this reliable power source can help people in emerging markets or remote locations ‘leapfrog’ over the need for existing power systems. The ultimate goal is to move electricity grids away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources.
Can we do this? Musk believes so. ‘This is within the power of humanity to do. It is not impossible: it is something that we can do, but there’s going to [have to] be other companies involved,’ he concludes.