Subscribe to Dwell

We Charge Our Phones and Our Cars. Is it Time to Charge Our Homes?

The latest smart home energy storage systems pack plenty of power into sleek, barely visible forms.

Published by

When architect Richard Schuh installed solar panels on his Mayacamas Mountains home in northwestern California two decades ago, going completely off the grid wasn’t a real consideration. He just couldn’t quite abide the banks of ugly lead-acid batteries he would have needed to store that amount of excess solar power. Today, it’s a different story. Two sleek Tesla Powerwall lithium-ion batteries hang inconspicuously on a carport wall, ready to supply nearly all the energy his home needs, even during blackouts.

To Read the Full Story

Try Dwell+ for FREE

Already a Dwell+ subscriber? Sign In

Published

LikeComment
Next
Top designers explain the nuts and bolts of choosing door hardware at different price points.
Suggested

The Frame provides a new way to express yourself in your home that brings together art, entertainment, technology, and…

A new generation of pantry gardens takes local produce to the next level—but do they have a future in every kitchen?

Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.

Combining cutting-edge smart technology with sleek, modern design, Airmega’s air purifiers promote a healthy home…

We’ve rounded up the best systems designed to secure your home—no matter your space and needs.