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Tesla Powerwall: a Tesla battery for your wall at home – AutoRAI TV

February 16, 2023

Tesla Powerwall in the Netherlands

As the car gets smarter, so does the home. In the future, a battery-electric car could cooperate with your own home, such as by functioning as an additional energy source. More and more BEVs have vehicle-to-home functionality where power for home appliances as well as lighting comes from your car’s battery. Smart, of course, because that’s how you lower your energy bill. The Tesla Powerwall goes a little further.

Home energy storage

Car manufacturer Tesla also sees a future in home energy storage. Because it’s obviously a waste if your solar panels generate energy, but then send that same energy back to the grid because you’re not doing anything with it.

Tesla Powerwall

Saling scheme

The phasing out of the net-metering scheme is going to boost the rise of home batteries. Hold the phone? Charging scheme? Explain: solar power that you don’t use yourself, you feed back into the grid. Because of the balancing scheme, you get as much for it as you pay for the electricity you buy from the power company. But the amount of euros you get back for feed-in power is decreasing in the future.

The government plans to phase out the energy-saving scheme from Jan. 1, 2025. Starting in 2025, you will be allowed to net a little less each year. From 2031, you won’t be able to net anything. So then feed-in energy no longer yields anything. Nice then. According to Tesla, the Tesla Powerwall is the perfect solution.

Tesla Powerwall

Introduction Dutch market

At the headquarters in Amsterdam hangs the Powerwall that is actually coming to market in the Netherlands. According to Tesla, that will be at the end of 2023, or during 2024. But you can never really be sure with Tesla, of course. But there is no question that the Powerwall will enter the Dutch market. The fact is that we would like to showcase the Powerwall briefly, also because information about the Tesla Powerwall from Tesla itself is still very limited.

What exactly is that, a Tesla Powerwall?

Powerwall is a battery that stores energy, detects power outages and automatically becomes your home’s power source when the grid fails. The best solution is to connect a Powerwall to solar panels to charge the battery with solar energy. A full Powerwall can power your home for days. This makes you less dependent on the power grid by storing solar energy for use when the sun is not shining.

TESLA POWERWALL: a Tesla battery for your wall at home – AutoRAI TV

Large flat refrigerator

Tesla’s Powerwall looks minimalist. You can think of it as a large flat refrigerator. Tesla deliberately kept the design quiet so that the 1.15-meter-tall device would fit any home type. The Powerwall weighs 114 kilograms and houses 13.5 kWh of batteries. It can deliver 7 kW of peak power and 5 kW of continuous power. The Powerwall can be floor or wall mounted, indoors or outdoors. You can link up to 10 Powerwalls together, so solutions are also possible for larger properties. Between -20°C to + 50°C, the Powerwall is safe to use. Also nice, you get a 10-year warranty.

Almost no buttons

What stands out is the minimal amount of buttons. No cables are visible, nor does the module have hot vents. Thus, children and pets cannot hurt themselves.

Tesla Powerwall price

Then the most important thing: the price. Well, Tesla doesn’t have those yet. But in the United States, Tesla has been providing powerwalls for years. For batteries of about 14 kWh, you will pay about 9,500 to 11,500 euros, including VAT and installation. But this is purely an estimate. Tesla will announce more information on delivery and pricing in due course.