Like a good consumer, local solar contractor Bill Johnson of Brilliant Harvest did his homework before his company became one of only a few certified Tesla Powerwall installers in the state.
Although the 2015 announcement of Tesla’s then-newest product, a battery that stores solar energy, was accompanied by what Johnson called “a tremendous amount of buzz,” he was hesitant to trust the hype and wanted to crunch the numbers himself. Tesla is a manufacturer better known for its specialty electric sports cars and its co-founder Elon Musk’s attempts to make space travel more common through his company, SpaceX. So the company’s foray into the solar world was met with some hesitation on Johnson’s part. [read full article]