Tesla Powerwall Stories June 9

Australia is currently one of the largest markets for energy storage, which is why it’s not surprising that it is one of the first to receive Tesla’s Powerwall 2 home battery pack, albeit late.

We have learned that the first installations have started down under and one of the first homeowners to receive the device gave an account of the process. expand full story

Tesla Powerwall Stories June 6

Most energy industry watchers saw the growth of energy storage to be inevitable in order to support renewable energy growth and to stabilize the grid, but deployment had been slow until now.

Several new projects coming online during the first quarter 2017 made it the first significant deployment of energy storage in the US to date: 234 megawatt-hours of energy storage. expand full story

Tesla Powerwall Stories May 22

Ever since the acquisition of SolarCity, Tesla has been looking to create synergies between its energy producing products, solar panels and now solar roof tiles, its energy storing products, Powerwalls and Powerpacks, and its energy-consuming products, its electric vehicles.

The latest synergy effort will take the form an in-car app for monitoring power generation – confirmed CEO Elon Musk. expand full story

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Tesla Powerwall Stories May 12

Tesla has already been offering energy storage services to electric utilities with the Powerpack – like its 80 MWh Powerpack station with Southern California Edison.

But now, the company announces that it will be bundling its residential energy storage product, the Powerwall, with the Powerpack to create “a single resource of shared energy.” expand full story

Tesla Powerwall Stories April 20

Tesla is launching an updated version of its mobile app and ‘My Tesla’ website today in order to add ‘Powerwall 2‘ and solar system integration.

The new features enable Tesla Powerwall and home solar owners to monitor and manage the “power flow” of their systems directly from the Tesla app – the same one they use to manage their Model S or X if they have one. expand full story

Tesla Powerwall Stories April 1

Before Tesla acquired SolarCity, both companies were starting to work with home builders to incorporate their products directly in new homes. Since the acquisition, they joined their efforts to include battery packs and solar panels in new constructions.

Now we learn that a home builder decided to make the Tesla Powerwall 2 standard in every new home they build. expand full story

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Tesla Powerwall Stories March 9

At the launch of the Tesla Powerwall 2 in Australia yesterday, Lyndon Rive, SolarCity’s former CEO who is now Tesla’s Vice President of Energy products since the acquisition, said that the company is in talks with local utilities to quickly deploy large-scale energy storage.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently declared a national energy emergency as parts of the country were under prolonged power outages due to its unstable grid. expand full story

Tesla Powerwall Stories March 2

The arrival of the Tesla Powerwall 2 is highly anticipated in the home energy storage and solar market since the unveiling of the product in October 2016.

When it first unveiled the Powerwall 2, Tesla released specs for two versions, a DC version like the first generation Powerwall, and a new AC version with an integrated inverter developed in-house. We now learn that Tesla is discontinuing the DC version everywhere but in America. expand full story

Tesla Powerwall Stories February 21

We reported on Nick Pfitzner just over a year ago when he became one of the first people to have a Tesla Powerwall in Australia. After now over a year of ownership, Nick shared his experience just as a lot more people are considering installing home energy storage now that the market expanded with new products, including the upcoming Tesla Powerwall 2. expand full story

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Tesla Powerwall Stories February 17

When unveiling its second generation home energy storage system, Powerwall 2, last October, Tesla announced that production would start at the Gigafactory in December 2016 for the first deliveries in the US in January 2017. Other markets were set to follow soon after. Tesla later updated its delivery estimate to February in the US.

We can now report that Powerwall 2 production is about to ramp up after early battery production at the Gigafactory was dedicated to Powerpack projects. expand full story

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