The factory is producing lithium-ion batteries both for Tesla’s energy storage products and electric vehicles
For many households, the Powerwall 2 warranty is likely to last for under 9 years, rather than the full 10 years I was expecting.
Today’s graph shows both versions of the Powerwall 2 are well ahead of the closest competition on price, beating its closest rivals by one third.
Tesla’s 14kWh Powerwall 2 batteries open for order in Australia, with installations set to begin in Feb 2017 – just as 100s of thousands of solar households lose their premium FiT.
Elon Musk says Tesla’s solar tiles could cost less than – and last twice as long as – a regular “dumb roof.”
In good news for Australian renewables – and perhaps even better news for a nervous US market – Deutsche report names “detrimental solar policy” as one of biggest drivers of global battery storage market, which it says has reached an inflection point.
The Turnbull government’s strategy of letting technology push come to policy shove is putting key Australian industries at risk, according to a new report which says battery storage could displace traditional energy players “far more rapidly than anticipated.”
New pricing for Tesla Powerwall suggests solar and battery storage now competitive with grid power. For about $16,000, consumers can slash their grid bill to almost nothing and not worry about blackouts. The strategic and commercial implications are marvellous or frightening, depending on your vested interest.
Redflow CEO says Tesla’s launch of Powerwall 2 battery with a built-in inverter takes a leaf from the Apple playbook of vertical integration – and could polarise the industry.
The first version of Tesla’s Powerwall battery storage device had a big impact on prices in Australia. The second version, unveiled last week, is expected to do it all over again.
At double the capacity and almost half the cost/kWh, Tesla’s Powerwall 2 illustrates the break-neck speed at which battery storage is evolving.