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Tesla solar storage. Weatherproof

Tesla solar storage. Weatherproof

    Tesla Powerwall

    Creative Energies is a proud certified Tesla Powerwall installer in Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho. Powerwall charges by solar during the day when solar panels are producing more electricity than the home is consuming. Powerwall then stores that energy until the home needs it, such as when solar is no longer producing at night, or when the utility grid is offline during a power outage.

    Adding battery backup to your Tesla solar power system also qualifies for tax credits.

    What is a self-powered home?

    A self-powered home combines solar energy and Powerwall to independently power your home day and night. During the day, solar panels may produce more energy than your home uses. Tesla Powerwall system stores that excess solar energy and makes it available on-demand, even after the sun has set. Through the Tesla app, you will have full visibility into your self-powered home.

    Contact us at 866.332.3410 or and we will help you go #SolarForGood with a Tesla Powerwall installation.

    Tesla Powerwall Powers Your Home With Solar Backup Battery

    The Tesla Powerwall is a compact home battery for your solar system that offers backup power during outages or when the sun isn’t shining. Solar with batteries like the Powerwall reduces reliance on the grid by storing solar energy. The Powerwall is a solar battery system that provides backup protection when the grid goes down. The Tesla Powerwall system detects outages and automatically recharges with sunlight. Solar with battery provides energy independence and security.

    Creative Energies is a Tesla Powerwall installer in Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho.

    How does a Tesla Powerwall work during an outage?

    Powerwall can detect an outage, disconnect from the grid, and automatically restore power to your home in a fraction of a second. You will not even notice that the power went out. Your lights and appliances will continue to run without interruption. If you have solar and Powerwall, then solar energy will continue to power your home and recharge Powerwall. Without Powerwall, solar will shut down during an outage.

    Contact us if you have questions about Tesla Powerwall installation at 866.332.3410 or

    The outlook for Tesla’s solar business

    Industry experts and Tesla watchers are applying a heavy discount to Musk’s energy claims, saying the Tesla chief is prone to hyperbole and exaggeration.

    I’d take all Elon claims with a grain, or metric ton, of salt, said Morningstar equity analyst David Whiston. Energy probably stays a small piece of Tesla for a long time because there’s so much growth to come in auto with new vehicles and AVs [autopilot].

    I don’t doubt there’s a nice growth runway long term for solar, Whiston said, but added, Like a lot of things in investing, it’s a show-me story.

    Analysts covering the rooftop solar sector estimate that it can grow from a low-end estimate of 10% annually to as high as 20%, based on the performance of the leading companies, such as Sunrun, SunPower and Vivint Solar.

    Tesla over the past two years has really taken their eye off the ball there, despite a visible brand. … The solar business shrank dramatically, said JMP Securities analyst Joe Osha, who covers both Sunrun and Tesla.

    Part of what maybe Musk thinks is they can come back and take market share and it would seem to me the EV business growing in the mid-teens as well, so maybe he thinks they can grow more quickly in solar because they can take share. We’ll see. They are an amazing company and they’ve done some amazing things, but they really mismanaged that business.

    A Tesla car is like a Chanel bag. Rooftop solar is electricity … a complete commodity Most people have zero idea whose panels are on their roof. I’m not sure a charismatic leader can help sell that product.

    KeyBanc Capital Markets solar analyst Sophie Karp said one issue Tesla may run into is the difference between selling solar and selling a car, where the brand Tesla has built is more persuasive.

    Solar is a product that is a push, not a pull; it is sold not bought, Karp said. You can’t just snap your fingers and have an overnight sales channel allowing you to grow 20% to 30% growth. It is really difficult to generate explosive growth in this space.

    She added: A Tesla car is like a Chanel bag. Rooftop solar is electricity … a complete commodity competing on price. Most people have zero idea whose panels are on their roof. Who cares? I’m not sure a charismatic leader can help sell that product.

    Maybe they can fix it, but they have not so far demonstrated that, and it requires a lot of management and attention. Sunrun has kicked their butts.

    Analysts say Tesla‘s decision to let the solar business slip makes the process of returning to a No. 1 position in solar more difficult. Tesla did not invest and made clear to everyone it would just run solar for cash flow … and not use as an area of growth, Karp said. I would not be super worried about them being a competitor in the space anytime soon, Karp said, referring to companies like Sunrun and Vivint.

    Tesla also has been dogged by reports of poor service in its solar business, an issue analysts pointed to as another challenge as it attempts to ramp up sales in solar and energy storage. You do hear horror stories of the quality of customer experience. Solar has been pretty bad for the customer, Osha said.

    Karp said many customers may feel that they have a higher chance of disappointing service with Tesla because of changes made after its acquisition of SolarCity, which limited customer support. Sunrun has a stronger customer service infrastructure because solar is its main business.

    Tesla’s 43 MW of solar installations in the third quarter of 2019 was an improvement on the 29 MW of solar in the second quarter, but it still remains considerably lower than the 93 MW in sales in Q3 2018 and nowhere near the more than 200 MW installed by its solar division (formerly SolarCity) in a single quarter at its height.

    Tesla said in Q3 that solar deployments rose by almost 50% over last quarter, and energy storage deployments, which include Powerwalls and Powerpacks, grew by 15% to an all-time high of 477 MWh.

    The company refers to a relaunch of its solar business this year, with a simplified process and goal of fast order-to-install timelines, including a less cumbersome permitting process across 350 cities.

    How big Tesla Energy can become

    Tesla Energy supplies power to homes, businesses and utilities by selling solar panels, solar roofing and battery storage packs called the Powerwall, Powerpack and Megapack. In 2018, Tesla installed more than 1 GWh of storage capacity around the world. This year the company aims to double that capacity to 2 GWh.

    I think there is generally a lack of understanding or appreciation for the growth of Tesla Energy, Musk said on the recent earnings call. In the long term I expect Tesla Energy to be of the same or roughly the same size as Tesla’s automotive sector or business.

    Gene Munster, founder and managing partner at Loup Ventures, said investors should view Tesla Energy more as an optionality to the auto story. Energy is currently 10% of the revenue, and most investors believe the energy business will remain 10% of revenue for the foreseeable future, he said.

    Even longer term, Munster argued energy would remain 20% to 25% of Tesla’s overall business, considerably below Musk’s 50% target.

    If Tesla wants energy to be a larger component of its business mix, they need to sharpen their FOCUS on tech innovation and improve affordability, said Vivek Wadhwa, a distinguished fellow and professor at Carnegie Mellon University Engineering. The fact is that Tesla’s foray into solar panels and storage has been a disaster so far, he said. They have not met the expectations they set, and the costs of their technologies have been too high.

    Both in terms of pricing and technology, Wadhwa expects Tesla’s energy business to follow an evolutionary curve similar to that of the auto story. Tesla has had to overcome many technological failures and pricing hurdles to be where it is today with EVs. When they fixed things, they disrupted the entire industry, said Wadhwa.

    Craig Irwin, an analyst with Roth Capital Partners, which has a sell rating on Tesla, expressed similar concerns around battery pricing, which he said would have a large bearing on the size of the energy business. Tesla’s battery cost today at the cell level is about 200/kWh, and when they build their energy projects, it’s a little bit higher than that, he said.

    Battery competition

    Irwin said energy storage affiliates of global conglomerates provide stiff competition and, so far, are ahead of Tesla in terms of total energy installation numbers. These include Fluence Energy, which is owned by Siemens and AES; NEC Energy Solutions, which is controlled by Japanese parent company NEC; China’s BYD — which includes Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway among its longtime shareholders — and GE’s energy storage business.

    AES and NEC have been doing utility-scale batteries longer than Tesla has been in existence. These firms, focused on the large-scale utility project market, don’t compete much with Tesla today, but that could change in the future. AES has said that as much as 50% of current project requests in the U.S. market include the requirement of energy storage. A little under 25% of project awards it recently announced included energy storage.

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    Tesla is building massive gigafactories to produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and Tesla Energy’s storage solutions business, including its newest Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China. GM just announced a multibillion-dollar investment in a lithium-ion battery plant in Ohio.

    At the same time, there are battery start-ups receiving investment from some of the world’s richest individuals, including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

    Falling battery could create a tailwind for leading global energy storage companies, including Tesla. Over the past decade, battery have fallen roughly 87%, from 450,100/kWh in 2010 to 156/kWh in 2019, according to research firm BloombergNEF. It predicts average to fall further, to 100/kWh by 2023.

    Tesla’s energy would take a few more years before it really got going. I’d say it’d take two to three more years, but Tesla will get its solar capture and storage technologies to where we expected them to be a year ago, Wadhwa said.

    Tesla has enormous volume and can divert some to Powerwall should they choose to do so, but then they are starving the car business, which is the higher-return business.

    Tesla was, in Elon Musk’s words, cell-starved for vehicle production, which forced the company to switch its Powerwall production lines to vehicle battery lines.

    Osha said that’s an ongoing problem. Tesla has enormous volume and can divert some to Powerwall should they choose to do so, but then they are starving the car business, which is the higher-return business, Osha said. Look at Sunrun. They are losing money on Brightbox, he said, referring to its energy storage product, though he added these companies are working on ways to monetize these assets over time.

    Tesla has an advantage on the energy storage side of the market if its effort to build huge battery gigafactories leads to major efficiencies in cost of production, which would allow it to generate higher margins than competitors like Sunrun, which need to source battery cells from partners like LG Chem. But Tesla already has had to divert battery production to the cars rather than storage products like Powerwall.

    The margins are really a thing, and the battery for an electric car is a higher-margin product compared to rooftop solar with storage, Karp said.

    A more mature company does not have to make these trade-offs, Morningstar’s Whiston said.

    Whiston said Tesla will remain primarily an auto manufacturer with vehicles representing a much bigger revenue piece than energy for the next few years. The lower base for energy may mean larger percent deltas for energy, but that doesn’t make Tesla a solar company over a high-tech car company, the Morningstar analyst said.

    Tesla’s drive for vehicle automation represents a better opportunity than energy for investors looking to ride the second Tesla wave, said Munster. The second wave will be full-self driving (FSD), and the third opportunity is energy, he said.

    I am a big fan of what Tesla has accomplished, but we need to be sober and look at things [with regard to Tesla Energy] from the lens of realism, Irwin said.

    Musk’s biggest vision of the future

    Musk has spoken about the lack of FOCUS on the solar business: For about 18 months, almost two years, we had to divert a tremendous amount of resources. We had to basically take resources from everywhere else in the company and apply them to the Model 3 production, fixing the Model 3 production ramp and simplifying the design of the Model 3.

    For about a year and a half, we unfortunately stripped Tesla Energy of engineering and other resources and even took the cell production lines that were meant for Powerwall and Powerpack and redirected them to the car because we didn’t have enough cells, Musk explained on the recent earnings conference call.

    But on the third-quarter call, he said the company has restored resources to Tesla Solar and storage.

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    If we didn’t solve Model 3, Tesla wouldn’t survive. So, unfortunately, that shorted pretty much the other parts of the company, Musk said. But it would be difficult for me to overstate the degree to which I think Tesla Energy is going to be a major part of Tesla’s activity in the future.

    He said that in addition to vehicle production numbers, the company will publish data on how much sustainable energy Tesla produces, or Tesla customers produce with its products, though he did not provide a specific date for that metric’s introduction.

    I think you’ll see that we’re producing about the same or comparable amounts of sustainable energy as are consumed in the car, he said.

    That belief refers to a key criticism of the current electric car reliance on many utility sources of power that remain fueled by coal and natural gas. For the longest time the rebuttal against electric cars is, like, don’t they use dirty power from coal? Musk said. Tesla‘s overarching strategy here is effectively to become a giant distributor global utility, he said.

    We will eventually arrive at the point of these virtual power plants competing with traditional utilities, Karp said about where the energy storage market is headed, but she pointed out that a requirement is having density of energy assets in a particular area. That’s one reason there has been a lot of FOCUS on California. You need an organized energy market for that to work. You can’t do it in North Carolina.

    California will also become the first state to mandate all new homes be built with solar starting next year, which plays into Tesla’s effort to grow the solar roof business.

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    She said companies like Tesla will try to go after some of the traditional utility investment — Tesla already has a small utility-scale energy storage business — but the uptake will be slow because of the need for critical mass in one area.

    —Additional reporting by Eric Rosenbaum

    Power Everything with Tesla Powerwall

    Tesla’s Powerwall system is a modern solar battery designed to generate sustainable power in your home. Tesla energy storage batteries feature a compact, minimalist design that easily complements any home style and solar energy system. Its all-in-one construction allows for a simple installation process, and its water-resistant properties, along with versatile mounting options, enable effortless installation for both indoor and outdoor spaces.

    Tesla’s innovative home energy technology stores solar power for use during the day, night, or when the power is out due to a power outage or disruption. By storing and recharging energy naturally from the sun, you’ll be caring more for the environment by offsetting your home’s emissions and energy costs all year round.

    Tesla Powerwall – Powering Your Home and the Future

    Solar storage batteries from Tesla are the modern solution to managing your energy consumption while gaining complete independence from the grid. Featuring a child- and pet-friendly design with no exposed wires or hot vents, Tesla Powerwall batteries can be floor or wall-mounted indoors or outdoors, and its slim structure allows you to stack up to ten Powerwall batteries together to meet your specific energy needs.

    By using the Tesla app, you’ll be able to monitor your solar energy in real-time, control your system from anywhere with remote access, and set customized settings to optimize energy use while saving on utility costs. With Tesla solar energy batteries, you’ll have a system that maintains outage protection by detecting power disruptions and automatically recharges with sunlight to keep your appliances running seamlessly for days. Contact Better Tomorrow Solar today and take complete control over your home energy use.

    Tesla Powerwall Solar Battery in Hawaii

    We offer the Tesla Powerwall as our premier solution for energy storage in Hawaii. The Powerwall has a large capacity, can be placed inside or outdoors, is completely weatherproof, and offers the best value for your money. It’s also backed up by a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty and has proven itself to be a reliable energy storage solution.

    Large Capacity

    A single Powerwall unit has a 13.4 kWh capacity. For reference, the average home in Hawaii uses 18.5kWh per day, meaning a fully charged Powerwall can provide over 17 hours of off-grid energy for a typical home.

    This capacity means your battery storage can easily provide you enough electricity to make it through the night completely off-grid, provide power through extended power outages, and give you peace of mind knowing that your solar system is working at maximum capacity.

    Scalable to the Size You Need

    If you need even more power, multiple Powerwall units can be combined to increase their capacity. Up to 10 units can be linked together, providing a stunning 134 kWh of usable battery storage. This combination is an excellent solution for residential or commercial customers who use substantial power and can’t afford downtime.

    Indoor and Outdoor Rated

    The Powerwall can be installed inside or outdoors. It is completely weatherproof, meaning it can sustain years of sunshine, rain, dirt, hail, sleet, or snow. It has both an Ingress IP67 waterproof rating and a NEMA 3R rating for electrical enclosures.

    Safe Design

    Despite its large capacity for energy storage, the Powerwall is designed to be safe to the touch. There are no exposed wires or hot air vents, meaning you can rest assured that it won’t pose a danger to your family or pets.

    Works with Existing Solar Systems in Hawaii

    People who already have panels can install battery storage long after their installation. Powerwalls can be added to existing solar systems or incorporated in a new solar panel setup. We can add battery storage to your system even if we didn’t install your panels and will ensure that all of your solar components can work together properly.

    Monitor Your Battery Status

    The Powerwall can be monitored with the easy-to-use Tesla app. The app allows you to monitor your battery usage, customize your battery settings for individualized savings, and receive alerts before severe weather events.

    With 24/7 connectivity, you’ll always know your battery’s state of charge and be aware of how much power you have remaining before needing to revert to grid power.

    Sleek Installation

    The Powerwall can be installed on the ground or against a wall. It offers an aesthetic, nonintrusive chassis in a slim design. Each Powerwall is just 5.75 inches thick, 45.3 inches tall, and 29.6 inches wide, giving it great versatility in placement options.

    Long-Lasting Power

    With any battery system, the capacity slowly begins to diminish year after year. The Tesla Powerwall’s 10-year warranty guarantees that your storage capacity will remain above 70% for the first ten years, lending a sense of security to anyone investing in energy storage.

    Unlike older models of battery storage, the Lithium-Ion battery cells can be fully discharged to 0% without risking battery damage.

    Programs and Incentives to Reduce Costs

    Battery storage in Hawaii gives you access to several programs and incentives which can help to reduce your overall energy costs. In accordance with Hawaii’s goal to use 100% clean energy by the year 2045, the following programs have been put in place to subsidize your solar battery installation:

    Home Battery Rewards Program

    The Home Battery Rewards program offers direct, monthly incentives to offset your energy costs when you incorporate a Tesla Powerwall into solar systems in Hawaii. A single Powerwall will provide you with a 35 to 60 monthly incentive on your power bill, and the incentive increases for up to three Powerwalls.

    This incentive is applied directly to your energy bill each month. If your electric costs are less than the incentive amount, the Hawaiian Electric Company will send you a check for the difference.

    The Home Battery Rewards program started on June 7th, 2021. Incentives will continue to be applied up until June 7th, 2026, which can substantially reduce the cost of your energy bank installation. In return for these incentive payments, all you need to do is agree to have your battery storage available to the grid in case of high energy demands.

    Battery Bonus

    The Battery Bonus program offers a lump-sum payment for those who install energy storage in Hawaii as part of a solar system and agree to provide power to the grid.

    After installing your system and having it checked, the program asks participants to make their stored energy available for 2 hours during the day every day until December 21st, 2023.

    The amount of the payment depends upon how much energy you provide during those two hours and falls into three tiers:

    • 850/kW for those accepted in the first 15MW
    • 750/kW for those accepted in the next 15MW
    • 500/kW for those accepted for the final 20MW

    This program was put in place to provide 50MW of renewable energy for the grid and encourage the adoption of energy storage in residential or commercial applications. Applications for the Battery Bonus program will be accepted until June 20, 2023, or until the 50MW cap has been reached.

    The RevoluSun Difference

    At RevoluSun, we’ve been installing solar systems and energy storage in Hawaii for over a decade. We have the experience needed to provide you with the best quality components, professional installations, and expert guidance needed for any solar installation.

    Our team has helped thousands of happy customers and local businesses shift towards clean, renewable energy and can help you to determine your energy needs. Most of all, we can promise a level of reliability that none of our competitors can match.

    than just another energy company, RevoluSun is a local business that values our community. We’re known throughout the islands for our trusted service, friendly staff, and expert installations.

    RevoluSun is the number one solar installation company in Hawaii and one of the leading installers in the United States. We can help you reduce your carbon footprint and decrease your dependence on fossil fuels.

    Contact Us

    Reach out to our team of solar specialists today to get started with energy storage in Hawaii. To keep our community safe, we offer 100% contactless consultations for our AC, Solar, and Solar Storage solutions. Call us today or complete our simple contact form to be put in touch with a friendly and knowledgeable solar expert.

    We offer both residential and commercial solar installations, as well as HVAC services and battery storage options. Our team can work with you to find programs and incentives that can reduce your costs, and we are happy to answer any questions you have about our services.

    Together, we can reduce Hawaii’s dependence on imported energy and contribute to a cleaner and healthier planet. Join the solar RevoluSun today!

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