Tesla Powerwall is a solution for storing energy for later use, and the price, along with relative value, depends on several factors, including the number of Powerwall units for a specific consumer. While Tesla is no stranger to offering battery-related solutions, the Powerwall already fulfills the company’s energy goals for off-road and in-home. If the price varies by household, here’s a brief explanation of some of the two price points consumers would have liked to know before placing an order.
Tesla is probably best known for its electric vehicles. With a variety of model brand EVs to choose from, the company offers an option for most buyers. The Tesla Model S is the best choice if you want the fastest and most affordable Tesla consumer car. The Model X offers equally robust potential in a wider SUV area. The Model 3 and Model Y are lower-cost versions of the S and X respectively, offering the core Tesla experience at a lower price. Beyond its cars, Tesla also offers vehicle power and energy solutions — including solar panels, solar panels and Powerwall.
of Tesla Powerwall power for emergencies, such as during a power outage. The Powerwall can detect when a fault occurs and in turn automatically enable it to power the home and all internal electrical appliances. It also stores extra solar energy so that you can continue to reduce the consumption of electricity, even when there is not much sunlight. Think of it as a solar backup generator/battery for your home. There is no denying that the Powerwall is a piece of impressive technology, but also many people wonder how much a Tesla Powerwall costs for all its functionality.
At the time of publication, Tesla was not selling the Powerwall as an independent product. Once there, you have to buy it when it is registered on Tesla’s sunroof or solar panels. As part of this process, a Tesla Powerwall can be purchased for US$11,000. That’s an increase from the US$7,500 price Tesla will fetch in 2020, which is already higher than the US$3,000 price a Powerwall originally cost in 2015.
If you sign up for Tesla’s Solar Roof or Solar Panels, you can purchase up to 10 Powerwalls for your home. And while buying several Powerwalls means spending even more money, the cost per unit is significantly lower. Where one Powerwall costs US$11,000, buying two Powerwalls will cost US$18,000 – or US$9,000 per unit over US$11,000. Tesla recommends how many Powerwalls you should buy depending on your home and current electric bill, so it’s important not to buy more or less to make a first purchase.
As much as the total cost of buying solar fabric or two solar panels, this varies drastically from home to home. Approximately 12.00 kW of solar panels with a Powerwall will cost US$35,118 – more than a federal tax credit estimated at over US$9,000. Your final price could be significantly lower or higher depending on your home, but no matter how cheap it is, a single Powerwall will always have $11,000 left over next to the rest of your solar system.
If Tesla’s Powerwall is worth a penny, it largely fits the individual home and its requirements. In areas where homes are more prone to energy shortages, there is undoubtedly a way to keep the lights out so Powerwall can be an excellent option. As is common with Tesla, the outage is when something goes wrong, but the company’s products tend to go with the expectation that your actual costs will be lower over time.
A Powerwall is also extremely useful for homes that do not always have a lot of sunlight. Because the Powerwall stores solar energy and backs it up for later use, it serves as a reusable battery on cloudy days when the solar/fabric panels are not receiving enough energy. In a house with 12.00 kW solar panels, a Powerwall is sufficient for about 2.5 days of ‘whole house backup’. If you receive two Powerwalls for the same configuration, there will be more than seven days of backup power.
Given the utility of the Powerwall – and that you can’t buy one until you buy Solar Roof or Solar Panels for the first time – it’s safe to say that the Powerwall is well worth it for anyone who already equips their home with alternatives for solar energy. It is integrated with the rest from Tesla solar products, can save the day during a rest period of energy and keep the solar energy working during cloudy weather. The $11,000 prize is certainly hard to come by, but it should be good money in the long run.