Global battery storage companies prepare to fight proposed Australian standards that could effectively ban battery storage from homes and garages, and put major dent into Australia’s claims of being first mass-market for the technology.
US EV and battery maker says mass-market Model 3 electric sedan on schedule to begin production in July.
Draft guidelines to be released by Standards Australia suggest lithium-ion battery storage devices like Tesla Powerwalls should be banned from inside homes and garages, and only installed in separate “kiosks” or bunkers. It threatens to bring the industry to a halt.
Elon Musk is now at sweet spot of 3 big trillion-dollar energy ‘tsunamis’ that team Trump hopes to stop.
With the first shipment of Tesla’s Powerwall 2 battery systems set to hit Australian shores, prices of home energy storage continue to tumble, shifting the target market from early adopters, to the “early majority”.
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.”