The Tesla solar battery is primarily intended for EV charging, shifting power usage, and short-term backup power.
How does the Tesla Powerwall work?
The Powerwall intelligently stores energy during times when energy rates are lower and uses the stored energy when electricity prices are higher. The self-contained, waterproof unit is always on, operates quietly, and can be mounted on the floor or wall individually or as part of a stack of multiple batteries.
What are the benefits of the Tesla battery?
This home battery can automatically detect a power outage, disconnect from the grid, and then restore power to your home in less than a second, quickly enough that you may not even be aware that there was an outage. A single Powerwall has enough energy storage capacity to power an average home for an evening during a power outage.
If you have solar panels and a Powerwall, your solar energy system will continue to power your home and recharge the battery during an outage. Without the battery, your solar energy system will not be functional until power is restored to the electric grid.
How much does the Tesla Powerwall cost?
Each Tesla Powerwall 2 offers 6.4kWh of energy storage capacity and can be stacked in a chain. The Tesla Powerwall cost is about $12,000 fully installed. The Tesla equipment cost makes up $7,800 of that price, and the installation accounts for the remainder. The battery is only available installed by a certified dealer. The entire system including installation is eligible for the 30% federal tax credit and may also be eligible for local rebates.
What is the Powerwall warranty?
The lithium-ion battery comes with a 10-year warranty on parts and performance (70% energy retention).
Who can install my Tesla Powerwall?
The Tesla Powerwall 2 solar battery is only available for purchase through an installer who is certified by Tesla. In addition to being a Certified Installer, Freedom Solar is the largest distributor of the Tesla home battery in Texas, making us your local Tesla Powerwall installation expert.