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  1. A

    Old/broken Powerwall, Gateway, similar products

    Does anyone in the UK (or a country near Serbia - I spend half of my year there too) have an old/broken/unused Powerwall, Gateway, or any similar products, like GivEnergy or Sonnen?
  2. RedMod3

    Powerwall operation problems

    Had an interesting Powerwall / Gateway problem today. Yesterday was very cloudy, and although I am on time based control, the PW did not charge up fully the previous night, so I was on full priced power from 4pm.🙁 So, last night, just after the cheap rate came on, I set the reserve % at 50%...
  3. S

    Looking Powerwall

    I’m looking to add a 3rd Powerwall 2 to my system. Located in NY, willing to pick up or ship. Thanks 😁
  4. Ramphex

    A Tri-House Solar Panel Build

    I'm doing a solar panel build on 3 different houses, all within 1/2 mile of each other. I figured this thread might be beneficial for those who are looking into build times, problems, price increases, adjustments, etc. I will keep tracking the house updates in the original post (if possible) and...
  5. H

    Powerwall- Adding 2nd Solar System

    I currently have a solar panel system connected to two Powerwalls. I'm considering adding a second solar panel system, and I want the second solar panel system to also connect to the Powerwalls (both solar panel system connected to the PWs). This way the Powerwalls will get charged quickly...
  6. Navak

    need help with system design review (9.6kW Solar + Powerwall)

    Hi folks. Just placed my order this morning for 9.6kw system with single Powerwall and here I got the layout design ready for review. Before accept it I would like to get your feedback on the placement. (note: big tree in the front yard is no longer there) Thanks!
  7. J

    Gateway 2--How do they work?

    I have one Powerwall 2 + Gateway 2 installed by LA Solar. They told me that this system would back up ALL my 30-amp and lower circuits (about 100 amps from a load calculation), transferring them to the subservice panel. But at the install, I was told I would have to choose critical circuits for...
  8. Kevrick

    Tesla Neo Gateway (GWY20) and 'DC Stage Fault' related?

    Thread title is deliberate for future internet knowledge-seekers. I just had an additional Powerwall 2 added to my existing system. This new Powerwall is throwing a DC Stage Fault error and is otherwise not doing anything. That's probably best left for another thread unless someone knows what...
  9. P

    WTB: Powerwall Mounting Bracket

    Looking to buy an extra mounting bracket for a powerwall2.
  10. KDeanCville

    UPS's not working on battery power

    Having an extended grid outage today due to a big snowstorm. The cool thing is the Tesla app new the forecast and charged up the Powerwall to 100%. However... I have APC UPS devices on my router and TVS. These UPS'S don't get enough power to function when we're on battery. If I unplug the...
  11. P

    Powerwall + Demand Response + Time-based-rates + Time-based controls

    So the maths and the policies and laws are a bit confusing. I am trying to figure out, if I switch to time-based rates, and I am also part of the local Demand Response plan, how does the demand response credit get calculated, as Tesla shows nothing in the app for demand response events and...
  12. J

    PowerWall w/ Solar won’t charge past reserve

    Had 3x PW installed 30 days ago. They will not charge beyond the reserve backup set point in either of the 2 available modes, self powered and Time of Use. If I raise to 100 it charges to 100 if I lower to 30, it discharges to 30
  13. Yonki

    Tip/Warning if you have more than one Powerwall

    Just had a Solar + 3 Powerwall system installed. Have been running off-grid while waiting for PTO. App shows 3 Powerwalls with a state of charge somewhere between 0% and 100%. Walls charge up to 100% during the day; house runs off Powerwalls when there’s no solar production. After a week...
  14. E

    Charge from Powerwall avoiding the grid.

    Hi all, We have Tesla Solar Panels and 1 Tesla Powerwall. We received our Model Y on Sep 11, 2021. We had ordered it on May 28, 2021. My goal is to charge the Model Y from Powerwall avoiding the grid. After some research, I changed "Charge Current" to "20 Amps" and scheduled Charge Start at...
  15. n.one.one

    North Carolina Tesla Energy Installations (by Tesla)

    I believe that Tesla Energy has either started or is planning on doing energy installations in North Carolina. I'm starting this thread for two primary reasons: I hope this thread will be an ongoing discussion for folks in North Carolina with helpful input from those in other regions who have...
  16. J

    Is your Tesla inverter or Powerwall+ singing?

    I've noticed a melody or two coming from my PW+, and I think from the inverter portion of it. It seems to occur about every 30 seconds or so. Is this normal? Video of melody below...listen carefully for 3 tones. Thanks!
  17. J

    'whole home backup' confusion

    I recently had a system installed (16kW, 2PW+, backup gateway 2) and all of my paperwork references 'whole home backup'. Basically, they pulled all of my loads from my main panel into a subpanel connected to the gateway. The only breaker in my main panel now is a 100A going to the gateway...
  18. P

    Tesla Gateway 2

    Brand new in box Tesla gateway 2. I purchased it as part of a power wall package and dont need two gateways. $1K obo
  19. S

    Looking to buy a Powerwall

    I am looking for a powerwall if anyone has one for sale. Since shipping is a problem, preferred if on the west coast Thanks
  20. B

    My Powerwall2 keeps turning off my Air conditioning every few hours

    My Solar installation with the Powerwall2 and Gateway2 has a feature to turn off the power to the Air conditioner when the grid is down. I have noticed that the AC input power turns off several times a day and comes back, while my app does not report any outage. When I power off the Powerwall...
  21. T

    Want to buy a Powerwall 2 (220VAC output prefered)

    Hi, Guys If you have an used or new Powerwall 2 for sale please be in touch with me. I would prefer 220VAC output but 110VAC will do if price is good. Gateway required as well Thanks Tiger From Gold Coast, Australia
  22. S

    Powerwall firmware expiry?

    Some while back, I got frustrated with the way firmware updates kept breaking things, so I blocked the Powerwall gateway's access to the Internet. I wasn't using the Ap to monitor it anyway. And all has been good, until a couple of days ago (I've only just noticed). Access to the gateway...
  23. E

    Should I care if no inspection/PTO for months?

    Hi folks, We had powerwalls installed in March to an existing solar system. Installation was a mess, but system has been working since installation was completed. In April, Tesla rep came by on the day of inspection. He said the install was not to plan, so he canceled that day's inspection...
  24. n.one.one

    HVAC replacement prior to solar+Powerwall installation - Daikin Fit?

    I'm replacing two HVAC systems now before installing a solar panel + 4 Powerwall system in the fall. I've narrowed the compressor choices to Daikin Fit variable speed (2 ton + 2.5 ton) that will go on the existing ducted systems. Am I correct in assuming that these should be able to start & run...
  25. T

    Tesla Energy has the worst Customer Service. Regret getting Tesla

    Tesla customer service is non-existent. Terrible experience from the start. I should of listen to my gut and NOT used them. I ordered the panels July 2020. They installed the equipment in December 2020. They installed the Powerwalls on the floor when I asked them to wall mount it. They...
  26. n.one.one

    Georgia Power monthly net metering (RNR-monthly)

    I've ordered a 16 kW + 4 PW setup (from Tesla) and I'm rethinking the kW size because of the 10 kW limit on the Georgia Power monthly net metering plan (RNR-monthly). I'm looking for advice both for a qualifying 10 kW system as well as for a 16 kW system that will generate more than I will need...
  27. G

    UK - Tesla Energy Plan/Octopus

    Hi Guys After some advice here please. We’re about to rebuild our bungalow and want to eliminate gas completely. So we’re going for Solar PV, Air-Source Heat Pump, Powerwall and a Zappi2 charger for our Model 3. What I’m not sure of though is how/when we need to arrange singing up to...
  28. Gwgan

    Powerwall2 gateway replaced modbus Solaredge monitoring?

    About to add Powerwall to my Solaredge system and wonder if I should keep the modbus meter. A modbus meter with CTs in the main panel lets me see export, import, and self-consumption as well as panel level data in the Solaredge monitoring app and website. Does the Tesla gateway replace this...
  29. Mickie

    Gauging Interest: NIB Founder's Powerwall/ Gateway/ etc. Chicago area

    Hey all. I'm thinking I may not install in current home, so, I may sell. If I were to sell, and albeit not a sticking point, I'd prefer local pickup, probably with wire transfer or bank to bank. Can IM me if you prefer discretion. Thanks.
  30. AhadV

    FS: Tesla PowerWall 2 Founder Series

    Hello all, I am looking to sell my brand new Red Founder Series Tesla PowerWall 2. We were going to get it installed, but considering moving next year so don't want to install/reinstall/etc. Never opened, brand new still on the delivery pallet. Looking for $6500 + buyer arrange shipping or...
  31. Gwgan

    Tesla in Norwell?

    On Tesla’s website a search for Powerwall installers near Boston shows Tesla at 412R Washington Street Norwell, MA 2061 Can someone verify what goes on there? I am curious when Tesla will install in Maine and hoping to get some inside info. Our one local authorized installer charges a 20%...
  32. M

    Powerwall 2 wanted

    I am looking for 1 additional Powerwall 2, I am not in need of a Gateway, but if you have it as part of the package, I will buy it. if you have a reasonably priced Powerwall available, please reach out to me via PM. I will pick up freight shipping as well if you have the Powerwall in your...
  33. S

    Powerwall 2 Founders Series (red color) with Gateway for sale

    Includes shipping. Value $8000 ($7000 for the Powerwall 2, $1000 for the Gateway). Does not include installation or any installation credit or reimbursement. I won this as a referral prize some time ago, and never took delivery. So I can basically transfer to the buyer and Tesla can ship to...
  34. Troglodytes

    First Powerwall functionality outage; easily resolved with good Tesla Energy phone support

    tl-dr; system outage noticed this morning, initial issues with phone support, but good end result, support stated its okay for end users to push the backup gateway's reset button at their own discretion to attempt to fix issues. Had my first (and hopefully only) failure of system experience for...
  35. M

    FS: New Tesla Red Founders Series Powerwall 2 & Gateway

    Selling brand new in the box: Red Tesla Founders Series Powerwall 2 with installation hardware Energy Gateway On hand and available for pickup in SoCal (OC). I might be able to get a friend with a pickup truck to help deliver for a fee. Asking $6500 (I'm receiving the W2 form for it, so you...
  36. mspohr

    A good way to look at sizing Powerwalls

    A new critical load tiering approach solves the elusive value-of-resilience challenge and facilitates the proliferation of solar-driven microgrids. Think we can’t place a value on resilience? Think again
  37. R

    Possible to add Powerwall to older Solar system?

    Hello - I'm wondering if anyone else here has had a similar situation as us... We are located on the SF Peninsula (Redwood City area) and are looking for a home backup system, which made us think about the Tesla Powerwall. Back in October 2007, we purchased (not leased) a smaller sized solar...
  38. Stevie Jewel

    Powerwall shipping delays?

    I am very early in a project to provide powerwalls for the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) here in Northern CA. My installer called me last night and said Tesla had called to inform them that there would be a significant delay in ordering powerwalls. Has anyone else received similar...
  39. Troglodytes

    Roadmap wish item: Powerwall/S3XY optimizations for charging

    The recent software feature updates to charging behaviors when there is a grid outage is a good start. But, something I would appreciate having the ability to do through software and associated communications is to charge my vehicle after and only after the Powerwalls have had their fill for...
  40. M

    Energy in 2 powerwall drained from 100% down to 5%

    I did a test last week to see how much energy can be consumed from 2 powerwalls in case of power outage. My battery was at 100% (due to grid services event), and by the end of the day it was drained down to 5% (0% reserve in app yields 5% in portal). When the reserve reached 5% in portal, the...
  41. S

    Power Wall For Sale - For real this time

    Sorry folks, a while back I posted for sale my Powerwall. I got it as a referral reward. Anyways shortly after, Corona hit, then the riots.... etc. I'm back to really sell this thing. I anyone interested? $3500? I can prob have it shipped to you as I have not specified an address yet...
  42. RubinRA

    Powerwall/Car/Solar Charging Strategy

    I've just had a Powerwall and solar installed, and am trying to come up with the optimal way to balance home backup needs with charging my Tesla Model 3. I could use some feedback. Here are the details: -- Solar 5.7kWp system -- Single Powerwall unit, presently set to provide 50% backup power...
  43. Gwgan

    Powerwall updates after Battery Day?

    No word yet on when Battery Day will happen, but any speculation on what it could mean for Powerwall? Lower prices? Massive production increase? Maybe some retroactive announcement or a posited effect two years down the road? Thoughts and insight?
  44. S

    Should I move forward with Tesla Solar and Powerwall

    I can't make the decision if I should move forward given layout and financials. Please share your opinion!
  45. rhumbliner

    Installation Advice

    Tesla is installing my Founder Series Powerwall tomorrow after years (yes, years) of answering questions, filling out forms, and sending in pictures. Now I wonder what I should be watching for during the install or after the install. Any advice? TIA
  46. Boatguy

    Power glitch when exporting to the grid?

    I have Tesla solar and two PWs. My PG&E service is notoriously "glitchy". PGE does some sort of switching which will cause a momentary drop or spike in my service. Over a period of five years this caused a series of failures in audio equipment power supplies. Finally I installed line...
  47. E


  48. efusco

    Any Market for Tesla Powerwall?

    Just got my survey for my Tesla Powerwall referral reward. Have planned to install it onto my solar equipt home, but I already have a propane generator and would really need at least one more Powerwall (likely 2 more) to fully power the house for any reasonable length of time and I'm not...
  49. GenSao

    Powerwall Installer Manual - April 20, 2020

    I noticed in the FAQ/Support area, there is a new Installation Manual dated April 20, 2020 as noted on the last page. https://www.tesla.com/support/energy/more/installers/installing-powerwall There are also product videos that I have never seen before.
  50. mrpablogomez

    Founders Series Powerwall Referral

    Hello. I just received notice I can submit for my Founders Series Powerwall Referral award. I do not need this and would like to sell it. Is anyone interested and what is the best way to go about doing this?

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