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Tesla begins taking orders for its solar roof. Tuscan solar roof tiles

Tesla begins taking orders for its solar roof. Tuscan solar roof tiles

    Tesla begins taking orders for its solar roof

    Tesla’s high-design solar roofs are moving a step closer to a housetop near you.

    Tesla Inc. is accepting orders for its electricity-generating roofs, with a Wednesday afternoon kickoff.

    Chief Executive Elon Musk teased the announcement on early Wednesday, saying deployment in the U.S. would begin this year and overseas delivery and installations would start in 2018.

    He added that his company’s solar glass roofs could be purchased for homes nearly anywhere in the world.

    Homeowners will need to pay 1,000 to reserve a spot on the order list.

    A typical homeowner looking to replace a 3,000-square-foot roof with the solar roof could expect to pay about 21.85 per square foot, Tesla said. That price doesn’t include tax credits and applies to a roof that is 35% covered with electricity-generating tiles.

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    The roofs are a mix of non-generating tiles and solar tiles, which cost more, though both tiles look identical, Tesla said.

    Musk said during a call with reporters Wednesday that the roofs could be made up of as much as 70% active solar tiles, though most houses would have about 40%.

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    Musk said the solar glass tiles will be lighter and stronger than normal roof tiles, and that the roofs will come with a warranty that extends either to the lifetime of the house or to “infinity” — whichever comes first.

    “I’m confident this is a compelling financial decision,” Musk said on the call. “We want to look around at neighborhoods and see roofs that are beautiful and generate energy from the sun.”

    Palo Alto-based Tesla has a calculator on its sales site where prospective customers can input their address and see the cost of the roof and the amount of money it is expected to generate in energy over 30 years. The calculator includes the amount of tax credits customers could receive as well as the cost of a Tesla Powerwall storage battery.

    The electricity generated from the solar roof can be stored using the Powerwall battery so that it can power a home when the sun isn’t shining.

    Customers can use a slider to determine how those figures would change depending on what percentage of the roof would be covered in active solar tiles.

    Tesla said it will take about five to seven days to install the roof, in line with typical roof installation times.

    The latest product, pricing, and installation timelines for Tesla’s new solar roof shingles in Alberta and Canada.

    NOTE: The Tesla solar roof is not currently available in Canada. Release dates are currently unknown.

    The solar roof is the latest innovation from the joint efforts of Tesla and their newly acquired company, SolarCity.

    Tesla recently announced it will be accepting pre-orders for their new solar roof, which are expected to begin installations in “June 2017 in certain regions of the U.S. “

    For those of us wanting to install the Tesla solar roof in Alberta or Canada, we will have to wait until the product becomes available internationally. However, you can pre-order your Tesla solar roof immediately with a 1,330 (CAD) deposit from Tesla directly.

    The Products

    Tesla released four different solar roof shingles – Textured, Smooth, Tuscan and Slate. The textured and smooth solar roof tiles are the initial products being released, with the tuscan and slate to follow.

    The primary difference between the four solar roof tiles is aesthetic. Each one replaces a traditional roofing material with one that is photovoltaic. A standard solar roof installation will require two different tiles – one that is photovoltaic for placement on roof faces which are optimized for solar energy generation, and one that is non-photovoltaic for faces/locations that are not ideal for solar energy generation.

    Using two different types of shingles (solar and non-solar) reduces the cost of the installation since photovoltaic shingles cost more than their non-photovoltaic counterparts. South, and possibly East and West faces may receive photovoltaic solar roof shingles, whereas North faces and areas obstructed from sunlight will likely receive non-photovoltaic shingles.

    In Tesla’s baseline analysis, they predicted 35% of the tiles on a standard roof will be photovoltaic. How much of your roof needs to be solar tiles, is still unknown as the full product specs are not yet released. Similarly, how much energy you consume will also play a major factor in determining how many solar roof tiles you need. The average home in Alberta consumes 6,900kWh of energy per year (as of 2015).

    Tile Warranty: The earlier of Infinity, or the lifetime of your house.

    Power Warranty: 30 years

    Weatherization Warranty: 30 years

    Roof Pitches: 14 to 90 degrees

    On top of this, the solar roof tiles also have best available hail, wind, fire and glass coating ratings. Made from tempered glass, the tesla solar roof tiles are 3x stronger than standard roof tiles. This will protect you and your home from the most severe Canadian hail storms.

    The Numbers

    We know from Tesla’s analysis that their solar shingles stack up in the US markets of Texas, California and North Carolina but those are vastly different markets than what we have here in Alberta and Canada. We have different electricity rate structures and solar irradiance up here.

    Will the Tesla solar roof shingles be more affordable than a standard roof in Alberta/Canada?

    Naturally, the answer to this will depend on how much energy you need, how big your roof is and what the energy are in your area. For simplicity sake, we shall make a few basic assumptions regarding the system to accurately compare apples to apples.

    The graph below shows Tesla’s factored costs for solar roofs in the US market.

    Tesla predicts the “typical homeowner can expect to pay 21.85/sq. ft.” (USD). This value is less than the Consumer Reports estimation for the break-even point of solar roof shingles which was found to be 24.50/sq.ft (USD).

    This is nice to look at, but what does it mean for solar roofs in Alberta?

    At a conversion of 1.33 CAD = 1.00 USD, we get an average installation cost of 29.06/sq ft (CAD). This may be subject to additional tax and duties, but it is a good starting point.

    Using identical assumptions as Tesla (via Home Advisor) and taking the median value of their estimate range, we get Slate = 22.61/sq ft, Clay Tile = 15.83/sq. ft., Metal = 20.62/sq. ft., and Asphalt = 8.71/sq. ft. [All are in CAD]

    At a glance, Tesla’s solar roof is significantly higher, but these are just the costs of installation and do not consider the energy generation from the roof tiles.

    The average homeowner in Canada can expect to pay approximately 29.06/sq. ft (fully installed) for a solar roof.

    Tesla’s Solar Roof with Energy value, above, assumes that 35% of the roof will have solar tiles and the average electricity rate is 137/kWh with an escalation of 2%/yr. Since we are in Alberta, we will make a solar roof analysis for Alberta number using the following assumptions:

    Energy price = 0.05/kWh (this will vary depending on your energy retailer) 4% escalation per year

    Transmission Distribution price = 0.05/kWh (this will vary depending on your location/wire service provider) 2.2% escalation per year

    Tesla Shingle Efficiency = 10% (conservative estimate only)

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    Module Degradation = 0.5%/yr (conservative estimate only)

    Solar roof tiles % of total = 35% (as per Tesla assumptions), facing due South @ 6:12

    Irradiance = 1660kWh/m2 (Edmonton, AB)

    Based on the above assumptions, a Tesla Solar Roof will cost 43,590 (before any energy profits have been applied). Under the same sq. ft assumptions, the cost for the other roof types are slightly more affordable, however we must account for the energy generation of the solar roof tiles based on the Alberta energy market prices, net-billing system and local irradiance.

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    Using the above assumptions, we calculated the solar roof tiles will output ~5,740kWh/yr which will yield a (nominal) Net Value of 11,436 over a 30-year span dropping the energy-factored Net Investment of Tesla solar roof shingles in Edmonton to 32,154. An investment in this range would place the Tesla solar roof shingles at roughly equal to the slate and metal roofing options.

    IF the new Alberta Residential and Commercial Solar Power Grant applies to the photovoltaic portion of the roof tiles (i.e. 35% of this installation will receive a 30% rebate) then the Net Investment of solar roof shingles in Alberta drops to 27,577 or approximately twice as expensive as a standard asphalt roof.

    One key element that is missing when comparing the solar roof to an asphalt roof is longevity. The solar roof comes with an infinite warranty (or one equal to that of your home), and is performance warrantied for 30 years. In this same time frame, a standard asphalt roof will need to be replaced at least once, making the Tesla solar roof shingle more affordable than its counterparts over a 30 to 50 year time frame.

    A metal roof will last as long as a solar roof, so longevity is not an accurate comparison between those materials.

    Asphalt Roof with Solar Panels vs Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

    One key comparison that will be useful to note is how does the solar roof stack up to putting standard solar modules onto an asphalt roof.

    To keep things simple, we will use the exact same assumptions. To generate the same amount of energy (~5,740kWh/yr), we will need to install ~5kW of solar energy. A system of this size will be somewhere close to 12,500 to 14,000 (depending on the specifics of the home/array) which will be subject to a 30% solar power rebate dropping the Net Investment for the solar array to approximately 10,000.

    The graph above shows the net investment for an asphalt roof solar panels (subject to a 30% rebate) to be approximately 4,500 more affordable than the Tesla solar roof for Edmonton conditions.

    For the marginal difference of 4,500 there will definitely be a fair number of homeowners electing to install the solar roof shingles in Alberta based on the added longevity of the solar roof and the final benefit we have not discussed yet. looks.

    The Tesla solar roof is sexy.

    …at least by roofing standards.

    Aesthetics are hugely important when it comes to your home. Home aesthetic decisions are one of the leading causes of relationship fights (this statistic is unverified) – they matter. There is definitely value to having a new, eye-catching product on your roof.

    The value of the solar roof’s aesthetic appeal will differ for everyone. Beauty is subjective.

    What’s not subjective is improving the look of your home adds value. Adding solar power to your home adds value. Doing both at the same time will also likely add value to your most prized asset.


    Overall the solar roof appears to have fair financial highlights over a 30 to 50-year time frame. It won’t likely be adopted on a mass scale (yet) due to its initial investment, but if you have the extra cash to invest up-front, then it is certainly a viable alternative to asphalt roofs or metal roofs.

    As new solar technology develops, efficiencies increase and decrease. This has been the trend since the 1950’s and there is no reason to think it will stop with Tesla. Their latest product is not meant to turn you into a millionaire. It is meant to be a viable replacement for a product that has saturated the market.

    The solar roof is certainly expensive, there is no denying that. But over a 30 to 50 year span it makes sense to invest in a long-term energy generating product.

    NOTE: The Tesla solar roof is not currently available in Canada. Release dates are currently unknown.

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    Tesla Solar Roof: Is It Worth It?

    Many homeowners intrigued by the idea of using their roof to generate power are turned off by the look of the ugly black solar panels they’d need to install. Though renewable energy is surely good for the planet, solar panels aren’t known for their curb appeal.

    That could change soon. In October 2016, the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, announced his company’s plan to acquire SolarCity, a solar panel company, and to start manufacturing and selling solar roof tiles that would be much more attractive than the traditional solar panels. “The key is to make solar look good,” Musk said.

    But beauty comes at a price, and it’s a high one in this case. Tesla estimates that replacing an average 3,000-square-foot roof with a Solar Roof could cost 65,550. Is that money a homeowner will make back over time? Read on for everything you need to know about Tesla’s Solar Roof:

    How does the Tesla Solar Roof Work?

    No more boxy black panels! Tesla’s Solar Roof looks just any other roof, with no hardware to be seen.

    Tempered glass tiles replace traditional roofing materials. Two styles are available as of June 2017: “Textured” (black tiles that resemble asphalt shingles) and “Smooth” (gray tiles for a streamlined look). Two more styles will hit the market in 2018: “Tuscan” (a terra cotta look) and “Slate.” The solar panel tiles are mixed with non-solar tiles on the roof; while the solar ones cost more than non-solar, the two are indistinguishable from each other after they’re installed.

    Are Tesla roof tiles available?

    Tesla is currently taking 1,000 deposits for the first two styles; delivery, which started on June 1, is rolling out from California across the country.

    How long will it take to install a Tesla Solar Roof?

    According to the company, five to seven days—about the same as installing a traditional roof.

    How durable is the Solar Roof?

    The tiles may be made of glass, but they couldn’t be much tougher. Tesla’s warranty covers them for the lifetime of your house—or infinity, “whichever comes first.” The tiles get the highest possible ratings for hail, wind, and fire; according to Tesla, they’re “three times stronger than standard roofing tiles.”

    Will I save money with Tesla’s Solar Roof?

    A lot of variables are involved. But there’s a handy calculator on the Tesla site where you can enter your address to find out how many dollars worth of energy your Solar Roof will generate over 30 years (it estimates the average price of energy in your area and adjusts for inflation). A chart deducts the estimated cost of your Solar Roof, including materials and installation, and the Powerwall battery, which stores electricity generated by the roof during the day (so you’ll have power when the sun’s not shining). The chart then factors in the current 30 percent Solar Investment Tax Credit to end up with the “Net earned over 30 years.”

    To determine what percentage of your roof tiles needs to be solar, the calculator considers the size of your roof and the average amount of sunlight your neighborhood gets. You can even customize the calculations by entering the average amount of your monthly electric bill so the calculator can take your power usage into consideration.

    As for that federal tax credit for residential solar installations, the clock is ticking: The tax credit is being phased out, dropping to 26 percent in 2020, 22 percent in 2021, and zero after that.

    Is the Solar Roof really worth it?

    According to Tesla, a typical homeowner could expect to pay 21.85 per square foot to replace a 3,000-square-foot roof with a Solar Roof that’s 35 percent solar tiles—for a total of 65,550. (That price is before tax credits; also, it’s possible that a roof might need to be 70 percent solar tiles.)

    That puts the upfront cost of the Solar Roof higher than a traditional roof, but Tesla asserts that the price tag is more than offset by the value of the energy the tiles generate. The amount saved in electrical bills will often—eventually—be more than the cost of the roof. And, as Tesla says, the homeowners will “benefit from a beautiful new roof that also increases the value of their home.”

    An article in Consumer Reports in May 2017, “Doing the Math on Tesla’s Solar Roof,” investigates Tesla’s claims. Author Paul Hope describes the online cost calculator and writes, “If Tesla’s math is correct, it seems that in many cases the roof would more than pay for itself in electricity savings over the 30-year life of the warranty.” But he then points out that “Tesla’s calculator relies upon some important assumptions and predictions that delve deep into the economy of residential solar power in the U.S.”

    After crunching the numbers for three houses in different parts of the country, Hope concludes that “for some houses, the potential savings do seem to make a lot of sense—again, assuming Tesla’s projections are accurate.” But homeowners must consider other factors, such as how they’ll finance the initial cost—if a loan is required, what will the interest costs be? Then there’s the question of how long they’ll be in their current home (30 years certainly isn’t typical), when they last replaced the roof, and how effective the Solar Roof will actually be (Hope reminds us that Consumer Reports didn’t run its own tests).

    As for your own situation, your house’s location and other factors also have a bearing. The solar calculator at Google’s Project Sunroof will tell you how many hours of usable sunlight your home gets in a year. Overhanging trees and large adjacent buildings also affect feasibility.

    All in all, you’ll need to run the numbers and weigh your options before making a decision. The benefit to the environment can’t be calculated in dollar signs—but it’s surely undeniable. And your shift to clean energy might well inspire others in your community to follow. As global warming escalates, a snowball effect could only be a good thing.

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    Tesla solar roofs can now be preordered; CA installations start in June

    Elon Musk, habitually behind schedule, announced on May 10 that anyone can now preorder a Tesla Solar Roof—a roof made of shingles with built-in solar cells.

    Musk had previously said preorders would open in April, and promised the product would cost less than a conventional roof if you factor in the energy savings.

    But there’s no set price for a Solar Roof; Tesla has released a price calculator that estimates the cost, which depends on the size of your home and your energy needs.

    Tesla’s site says it will start installing Solar Roofs in June, first in California and later “rolling out to additional markets over time.”

    You’ll have to fork over 1,000 today to get your name on the preorder list.

    This article, written by Harrison Weber, was originally published on VentureBeat, an editorial partner of GreenCarReports.

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    Tesla Solar Roofs in Australia: What You Need to Know

    Tesla has a reputation for being at the forefront of sustainable energy solutions that don’t sacrifice style or performance. From its renowned range of electric vehicles to its cutting-edge Tesla Powerwall home batteries, the company is always innovating and challenging the status quo. It’s almost impossible to talk about Tesla without mentioning Elon Musk, the company’s visionary founder, CEO and product architect. Tesla is his brainchild, and he’s constantly pushing the envelope to bring new technologies and products to market.

    The Tesla Solar Roof is a prime example of this innovation. Tesla solar roofs are unlike any other solar panel solution currently available, and they have the potential to revolutionise the way we generate renewable energy at home. Musk’s long-term vision for the future is one where it’s “odd” for a roof not to collect energy to power the building within. But what exactly are Tesla solar roofs, and how do they work? How much do they cost and are they currently available in Australia? And perhaps most importantly – are they worth the investment? Below, we answer all of these questions and more.

    What is a Tesla solar roof tiles?

    A Tesla Solar Roof offers a unique dual-functionality. Solar Roof tiles look much like regular roof tiles, but they’re made of tempered glass and contain photovoltaic cells that collect solar energy and convert it into electricity to power your home. The Solar Roof is designed to be a complete replacement for your existing roof, meaning that once installed, it will protect your home from the elements just like any other roof would. The Solar Roof system comprises several components; while the Champion feature is undoubtedly the innovative solar PV tiles, the package includes non-PV tiles, metal flashings that enhance the aesthetic of the roof, a solar inverter and a Tesla Powerwall battery. Tesla solar roofs are available in four different styles – Textured Glass Tile, Slate Glass Tile, Tuscan Glass Tile, and Smooth Glass Tile. Each style is designed to complement a different type of home.

    How do Tesla solar roof tiles work?

    Utilising solar PV technology, Tesla’s solar tiles work by absorbing sunlight and converting it into direct current (DC) electricity that is then sent to a solar inverter. The inverter converts the electricity to alternating current (AC) that can power your home. Unlike conventional solar panels, the tiles are composed of three individual layers; a high-efficiency solar cell, a film that conceals the cell and an external layer of tempered glass. The Solar Roof is connected to Tesla’s Powerwall, which stores excess electricity generated by the solar tiles. This means that any excess power your Solar Roof generates during the day can be used at night or during a power outage.

    The new higher efficiency ‘Phase 2’ solar tiles utilise technology developed by Musk’s SpaceX dubbed “Satellite Sunshine”. According to Musk, this technology – allows Tesla solar roof tiles to generate electricity even after sunset. Using the Tesla app, you can monitor your energy production in real-time and control your system from anywhere with instant alerts and remote access.

    Are Tesla solar roof tiles available in Australia?

    While the Solar Roof launched in the United States in late 2016, the global rollout has been notoriously slow due to numerous setbacks. Musk admitted the company made “significant mistakes” in assessing how hard it would be to install certain roofs. Australians interested in making the investment have had to wait patiently, but Tesla finally started taking reservations for the Solar Roof in Australia last July with a 1,000 deposit. However, despite this, the product is nowhere to be seen. In the US, supply chain issues have meant that most installations have been paused. Today, the only option currently available on the Australian Tesla website is to register for “updates”. Given the limited information available, it’s hard to say when – or if – Tesla Solar Roofs will begin to be installed Down Under.

    How much do Tesla solar roof tiles cost in Australia?

    Let’s be frank – Tesla solar roof tiles are VERY expensive. This is not a run-of-the-mill purchase, and it’s certainly not one that everyone can afford. Although the official Australian are yet to be released, an article from US website Electrek last April claimed that a 400 square metres ‘Phase 1’ tile roof with a solar capacity of 12.3kW cost between 100,000 to 130,000 Australian dollars. This price is more than twice the money you would pay for a high-quality tile roof and a standard solar system in Australia. The cost is largely influenced by the complexity of the installation. Complexity is determined by the pitch and levels of your roof as well as any obstructions, obstacles and crowding of the mounting plane. The cost will also vary depending on the proportion of ‘active’ PV tiles vs non-PV tiles used. It’s also important to keep in mind that Tesla solar roofs may not be eligible for the Federal Government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), which provides eligible households with solar rebates.

    Tesla solar roof tiles installation process

    While the installation process in Australia may differ, the US process is briefly outlined on the Tesla website. After placing an order, Tesla will schedule a Home Energy Assessment where a technician will review your roof and confirm its size and complexity. Once the final quote has been approved, Tesla will submit for permits and utility approval to install your Solar Roof. Installation time is dependent on the size and complexity of your roof, but most installations take approximately five to seven business days to complete.

    Tesla solar roof tiles warranty

    Tesla’s warranty for the Solar Roof is sectioned into three parts – tile, power and weatherisation. According to the Tesla website, warranties and ratings apply to the United States only, but similar warranties and ratings will be developed for other markets. The tile warranty (25 years) covers the glass in the tiles. The power warranty (25 years) covers the output capability of the solar tiles. Weatherisation (25 years) means that there will be no water leaks or other weather intrusions during the warranty period that result from installation.

    Tesla solar roof tiles key benefits

    Performance/efficiency: While EnergySage reports that Tesla’s solar tiles are likely about 20 to 30 percent less efficient than normal solar panels, the unique design means you may be able to add more solar to your roof – working around vents, skylights or other obstructions. This helps maximise the amount of solar energy your roof can produce. Durability: Tesla claims that the solar tiles are three times stronger than standard roof tiles and are engineered for all-weather protection. While there are no guarantees, Tesla states a Solar Roof can last longer than an average roof. Maintenance: Like traditional solar panels, the Solar Roof is extremely low maintenance. The tiles have been specially designed to ‘self-clean’ when it rains and are easy to repair or replace thanks to their modular design. Aesthetics: one of the big drawcards for the Solar Roof is its sleek and unobtrusive design. Blending seamlessly to your home’s natural aesthetic styling, the tiles are designed to complement rather than detract from the look of the building.

    Are Tesla solar roof tiles worth the investment?

    This is a tough question to answer, largely because it depends on your individual circumstances and underlying motivation.

    Solar power is typically a great investment, but the Tesla Solar Roof is a more premium solution that comes with a far higher price tag. If you’re simply looking to save money on your energy bills, traditional solar panels are almost certainly a better option.

    However, if you’re perhaps building a new home, need a new roofing solution and have been considering a solar and battery storage option, Tesla’s Solar Roof could be worth the investment. Or maybe cost isn’t a factor and you simply love the idea of Tesla’s cutting-edge technology adorning your home.

    In the end, it really comes down to personal preference. Everyone has a different set of circumstances and priorities, so you’ll need to make the decision that makes sense for you.

    For now, Tesla’s Solar Roof is not yet being installed in Australia and potential customers could be facing lengthy delays and price hikes. If you want a solar solution sooner rather than later, traditional solar panels are still your best bet.

    About Tesla

    Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than petrol cars. Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.

    Tesla Powerwall Battery

    Buy Tesla Powerwall: the next generation, revolutionary home battery for Australia that helps you make the most your solar panels by storing energy for when you need it, at night or during an outage.

    Tesla Powerwall is a fully integrated battery that powers your home when your solar panels aren’t producing enough electricity to supply your appliances. For example, in the evenings or on dark, cloudy days.

    With a huge demand for Tesla Powerwall in Australia, we suggest you get on the Tesla priority installation list by reserving one today!

    All-in-one Battery System

    The Tesla Powerwall AC has an inbuilt DC-AC inverter, simplifying installation and reducing install costs.

    Tesla Powerwall Benefits

    In addition to comprising of state-of-the-art components and backed by a solid 10-year warranty, Powerwall has several features crucial in a top-quality home battery for Australian conditions.

    Store Solar Power Efficiently

    Tesla Powerwall has 13.5 kWh of usable energy storage capacity and an output capability of 7kW peak and 5kW continuous.

    The battery has a 90% round-trip efficiency. Up to ten batteries may be installed together at one property, for homes or small/medium businesses with greater energy needs.

    The wall or floor-mounted system enables Powerwall units to be “stacked” using a special frame.

    Safe and Maintenance-Free

    Older generations of deep-cycle (home) batteries can be dangerous in the hands of inexperienced users. This is because they are bulky, expensive to install, and difficult to maintain.

    In contrast, Powerwall’s lithium-ion battery uses Tesla’s proven technology to power your home safely and economically. And it requires no maintenance!

    The system is “touch-safe”, with no live wires or bulky vents.

    Sleek, Stylish and Robust

    Tesla leads the way with aesthetics, but don’t let its streamlined good looks fool you. The enclosure has a rating for outdoor as well as indoor installations. It can handle whatever Australian conditions throw at it.

    Watch Your Powerwall at Work

    Monitor your solar electricity use in real-time from your iPhone or Android Smart mobile device via the Tesla App.

    Tesla Powerwall Retrofit Information

    If you buy Tesla Powerwall, you’ll find it can now be easily added to many existing solar power systems. This is thanks to its in-built DC-AC inverter. A separate battery inverter is not required.

    Tesla Powerwall Specifications

    Certification Powerwall will be compliant with relevant Australian safety and electrical standards at market launch.

    Technology Rechargeable lithium ion battery with liquid thermal control.
    Capacity 13.5 kWh usable capacityFor daily cycle applications
    Warranty 10 years
    Efficiency 90% round-trip efficiency
    Power 7kW peak / 5kW continuous
    Compatibility Single phase and three phase utility grid compatible.
    Grid Frequency 50 and 60 HZ
    Operating Temperature -20°C to 50°C
    Operating Temperature -20°C to 50°C
    Ingress Rating IP67 (Battery Power Electronics)IP56 (Wiring)
    Enclosure Rated for indoor and outdoor installation in Australia.
    Installation Wall or floor mountRequires installation by a trained electrician.
    Weight 122 kg
    Dimensions 1150mm x 755mm x 155mm
    Connectivity Wi-Fi, Ethernet, 3G
    Additional Specs Download the Tesla Powerwall Datasheet

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    Tesla Powerpack

    Note that Tesla Powerwall is the Tesla home battery solution. For business and commercial use, the Tesla product is the Powerpack.

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