Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Tesla Energy

  1. 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...
  2. S

    Anyone else have major issues with Tesla Energy? (Re-roofing after install)

    So, I’ll try to keep this brief, but I’m hoping someone else has been through this and has a recommendation... Facts: I’m located in CA and had Tesla install a ~4.3kw system 3.5yrs ago. I was my own advisor as I worked for the company at that time. We are now facing the reality that we need to...
  3. M

    Solar Roof Panel Sample?

    Hello everyone, I am looking to get a Tesla solar roof. However, my HOA needs to see a solar roof sample before they approve. No one that I know has the tesla solar roof. Do the Tesla stores have the sample? Or has anyone gotten the solar roof in Sacramento? thank you,
  4. willow_hiller

    Tesla Energy Branded Model Y - More electric work vehicles coming?

    A beautiful Tesla Energy branded Model Y was spotted by a Redditor in Glendale, CA today: I know Tesla doesn't always use their own vehicles for mobile rangers and energy; it would be nice if they can use more of them in the future instead of continuing to use ICE. I don't know if they have...
  5. TMC Staff

    Blog Panasonic Invests $100M to Boost Tesla Gigafactory Production

    Tesla’s battery production efforts have received a $100 million investment from Panasonic, according to a report from Nikkei, a a news outlet based in Japan. Proceeds will be used to expand Tesla’s Gigafactory located in Sparks, Nevada. The report said Panasonic will add another line, bringing...
  6. TMC Staff

    Blog Panasonic Plans to Bump Battery Density by 20% in 5 Years

    Panasonic’s new “2170” lithium-ion battery cells will improve energy density by 20% over the next five years, the company said Thursday. The “2170” lithium-ion cells were first used in Tesla’s Model 3 in 2017. The battery already has the highest density, but the latest development should make an...
  7. M

    New lower pricing for purchasing solar and drop in referral fee

    So, it looks like there was a refocus on the Energy team and a drop in pricing again. An updated page for the The referral fee which was $250 for the roof or panels just changed to $100 (about 5 minutes ago since I started writing this post and noticed that it would still show $250 when...
  8. TMC Staff

    Tesla: Giga New York Built 4 MW Of Solar Roof Last Week

    Tesla hints at the capability to produce enough Solar Roof tiles for up to 1,000 homes per week. Tesla boasted yesterday that its Giga New York plant (also known as Gigafactory 2) built 4 MW of Solar Roof tiles last week. We assume that it’s the total volume, produced at the plant in Buffalo...
  9. TheTalkingMule

    Tesla Standard Panel Install Pricing

    It was a major turning point when Tesla moved to set, online pricing for standard solar panels earlier this year. Seemed like the price varied from state to state based on interesting factors, but strangely pricing was locked in at a certain price per Watt regardless of array size. Obviously...
  10. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla to Help Grow Australia's 'Big Battery' By 50%

    Tesla’s giant battery installation in Australia is about to get a lot bigger.The Powerpack farm is already the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, but the plan is to grow it by 50%. Renewable energy company Neoen said in a press release that the Hornsdale Power Reserve will receive a 50 MW/64.5...
  11. Ty_McMahan

    Time for Tesla to Show Some Proof for the Roof

    Tesla’s solar business got some shine last week when the company reported an increase in deployments and the launch of a new version of its solar roof. “So all in all, the roadmap for energy products from solar, Solar Roof, Powerwall to Megapack is super exciting, and I expect Tesla Energy to...
  12. S

    Home Charging Sub Forum

    I am requesting a sub forum be created under the 'General Forum' titled 'Home Charging'. I've recently installed wiring to a detached garage to power the whole garage and provide greater charging for my Model 3. I'd like to share the knowledge I've gained from my research that may serve helpful...
  13. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Launches Commercial Solar Subscriptions

    Tesla’s solar sales model received another update last week when the company launched a subscription option for commercial applications. The company launched an online portal that offers price comparisons with or without incentives, as well as the benefits of choosing a rental option...
  14. TMC Staff

    Amazon Reports Fire From Tesla Solar, Walmart May Not Remove Installations

    Tesla solar panels caught fire on the roof of an Amazon warehouse in Redlands, California, according to a report from Bloomberg. The news comes days after Walmart disclosed it has suffered similar fires from Tesla installations. The Amazon fire reportedly occurred June 2018 and involved a solar...
  15. TMC Staff

    Walmart Sues Tesla After Seven Solar Rooftop Fires

    Walmart is suing Tesla after solar panels at seven stores allegedly caught fire, according to a court filing. Walmart also claims Tesla “routinely deployed individuals to inspect the solar systems who lacked basic solar training and knowledge.” “Tesla’s personnel did not know, for example, how...
  16. G

    Terrible experience selling house with SolarCity/Tesla Energy panel lease on it

    Cliff notes: If you plan to install a Solar City / Tesla Energy system on your house and EVER plan to move, find a different company. Caveat: I'm a huge Tesla fan, own 2 vehicles and (formerly) their solar array. Their service has always been terrible since day 1 but I figured the product...
  17. R

    Tesla now RENTS solar panels

    FYI - Tesla just announced a new monthly rental program for home solar panels. 3 levels - $50, $100, & $150 per month. Not a lease - Tesla handles all installation costs. Maybe car charging systems and power walls are next logical rental step to help generate solar use? Tesla launches...
  18. TMC Staff

    Tesla Introduces Utility-Scale Storage System Called Megapack

    Tesla introduced Monday a new utility-scale energy storage product called Megapack. Inspiration for the product was derived from Tesla’s work building and installing the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Hornsdale, South Australia. Using Tesla Powerpack batteries, the facility saved nearly...
  19. boaterva

    SolarEdge Inverter Issue-DC Error

    After running my TE Solar setup for about 9 months (and the recent addition of the 3 PWs), now we are having a new DC error message pop up as below on the inverter. Tesla took the particulars and will have scheduling call back. Last time (last fall) this meant several wasted months until...
  20. TMC Staff

    Blog Report: Low Demand From Tesla Sends Panasonic Solar Cells Overseas

    A report from Reuters says most of the solar cells made by Panasonic at Tesla’s Buffalo, New York manufacturing plant are being sent to the Philippines to supply an eco-homebuilder. Reuters reported on May 15 that Panasonic planned to ship most cells from the plant overseas because of low demand...
  21. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Releases Environmental Impact Report

    Tesla published on Monday its first ever Impact Report, a study of the impact the company’s products and operations have on the environment and communities. “We believe the faster the world moves towards a zero-emission future, the better, so we’re working hard to minimize our greenhouse gas...
  22. G

    A Guide To Tesla Energy

    I wrote up a guide to distill my thinking around where Tesla is today, and where they need to go in order to make Tesla Energy an impactful business line. Would love to hear your thoughts! Tesla Energy And Elon Musk's Sustainable Future
  23. SageBrush

    Electrify America (VW's EA) to Install Tesla Powerpacks at High Power Stations

    https://electrek.co/2019/02/04/tesla-electrify-america-powerpacks-charging-stations/ This is awesome news. It seems an obvious way to support increased power without exorbitant demand charges.
  24. Ty_McMahan

    After Building World's Biggest Battery, Tesla Energy Expects Revenue Growth in 2019

    It makes sense that Tesla would open its full year update on its energy products division by talking about the Model 3 sedan. There’s no doubt that production of the new sedan stole the spotlight in the product suite, but Tesla Energy still managed to hum along. Tesla Energy currently consists...
  25. Tatsumaru

    Buying a House with Existing SolarCity Installation - Roof Replacement question

    We've gone under contract for a house in Colorado that has an existing 10.5 kW SolarCity installation from 2015. The problem is that the roof is in such shape currently that it needs to be replaced. Normally roofs get replaced before a house is sold in this area (if they've not been recently...
  26. TMC Staff

    Tesla Begins Solar Roof Ramp Up At Gigafactory 2

    More than 800 workers are now full-time employees at the Buffalo Gigafactory 2 location Led by Ryan Nungesser – the top level on-site employee – the Buffalo located Gigafactory 2 is ramping up production to fulfill all the Tesla Solar Roof orders after months of delays and several production...
  27. 3

    Tesla cuts system prices by an average of $3,000 - $5,000

    According to several sources, Tesla is lowering their system prices by an average of $3,000 - $5,000. Some sources say "10-15%". Supposedly, this is due to better vertical integration. The Tesla quote is below: As a result of the vertical integration of our solar products into Tesla’s retail...
  28. mspohr

    Battery Storage set to Boom

    Energy storage economics being ‘transformed’ with 52% drop in costs up to 2030 - BNEF Battery Energy Storage Is A $1 Trillion Opportunity As Costs Continue To Crash Tesla and others to deliver over 2 GWh of energy storage in California project to replace 3 gas plants Looks like a huge market...
  29. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Powerpack System To Save United Power Customers $1 Million A Year

    The utility installed the Tesla ESS for savings. United Power is installing a 4 MW Tesla energy storage system in Weld County, Colorado that is expected to bring about $1 million in savings annually. The installation was needed to handle renewable energy sources (that have variable output). By...
  30. W

    Tesla / Solar City Horrible Yelp Reviews?? What is y'alls experience with their PV installs?

    Hi all We are really close to pulling the trigger on a PV system with Tesla (no powerwalls) but I have some major reservations. I love the look of their black panels with the edge skirts, something that other solar companies don't have. And my rep assures me that they can install before the...
  31. TMC Staff

    Blog Watch Firefighters Rip Through the Tesla Solar Roof

    A recent video released by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection gives us a good look at the construction of Tesla's solar shingles. Fire training instructor Brock Archer narrates the video and offers a few details on the shingles: READ FULL ARTICLE
  32. Branzo90D

    Tesla Energy Customer Service delays

    As the owner of a Model S and a Model 3 as well as a 7.8 kW Solar City PV array, I'd say I am one of Tesla Energy's best customers. In any case, I cannot get them to answer the telephone, return phone messages, or respond to my emails. I am now becoming increasingly upset and am not sure how...
  33. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla to Increase Production of Residential Energy Products

    Tesla will increase efforts from its Tesla Energy division that produces products like the Powerwall and Solar Roof, according to USA Today. “It’s like with Model 3,” Tesla Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel told the paper of demand for the solar products. “People have come flooding in and are...
  34. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Job Cuts Hit Solar Business

    Tesla’s residential solar business will suffer layoffs related to the company’s plan to slash its workforce by 9 percent. A report from Reuters says more than a dozen of the company’s instillation facilities will be closed. Tesla’s solar business was established two years ago with the $2.6...
  35. Az_Rael

    Venting about my Tesla Energy Solar + 2 PW install issues

    Gah, I am so frustrated right now!! I have a full solar system plus 2 powerwalls sitting pretty in my garage ready to go for 4.5 weeks and I just found out they forgot to push the "send" button on the PTO request to my utility. Oops. From what I can see Tesla Energy is an unorganized mess...
  36. TMC Staff

    Blog California Becomes First State Mandate Solar on New Homes

    On Wednesday, California became the first U.S. state to require solar panels on new homes, a move that signifies solar’s move into the mainstream. The measure will require units built after Jan. 1, 2020 to adopt the standards set by the California Energy Commission. The Commission unanimously...
  37. TMC Staff

    Blog The Boring Company Bought $400,000 Worth of Equipment from Tesla

    Elon Musk continues to find ways for his multiple companies to work together, the latest being an order of Tesla motors and battery packs supplied to the Boring Company. The amount of equipment sold to the tunnel-digging startup totaled $400,000 for this year and 2017, according to a regulatory...
  38. TMC Staff

    Tesla’s Fleet Has Racked Up 7.2 Billion Miles Driven

    With a growing fleet of Teslas on the road, the company’s products are beginning to rack up some serious stats. Tesla published a series of graphics Sunday offering updates on total miles driven across the fleet, tons of CO2 saved, and kilowatt hours produced. The company says its fleet has...
  39. S

    Puerto Rico suffers second whole island blackout

    I was aware that Puerto Rico had suffered a whole island black out last week when a tree fell on some power lines and then read today about another whole island blackout due to some construction equipment. No mention of Telsa's efforts and it had me wondering how those Tesla Powerwall and...
  40. Az_Rael

    Tesla Energy Solar + 2 Powerwall Install SoCal

    After a very long wait, we finally had the crews out to install our solar and 2 Powerwall units yesterday and today. Process via Tesla Energy was not trouble free as the panels they installed today weren't the panels we asked for. We wanted the black/black 315W panels but ended up with a...
  41. neptune2000

    PowerWall with Enphase microinverters

    Anyone here that installed the Powerwall with Enphase micro-inverters? Anyone here that was able to have Tesla properly apply for SGIP "Small residential energy storage" incentives for California residents?
  42. MajorCuddles

    Powerwall eligibility for ITC when installed after solar

    Has anyone seen this post make the news in the blogs? The IRS provided a response to an individual taxpayer that, given certain configuration considerations, a Powerwall Installation which integrated with an existing PV installation is eligible for the ITC. The battery characteristics...
  43. I

    Powerwall & homeowner's insurance

    Just wondering if anyone has experienced any difficulties with their insurance companies, or if their premiums have risen excessively as a result of the install?
  44. power.saver

    Powerwall Connection Options

    I'm getting my site survey this week, and have been planning the PowerWall install for a little while now. I'm interested in getting any feedback on my system as it relates to how the PowerWalls are connected. Some background info. I have an existing 5.13kW solar system, and TOU metering (SCE)...
  45. liuping

    Powerwall " is no longer in your Tesla account"

    I got this today when checking the power wall from my phone (and my wife's and my iPad): I logged out and tried to log back in but it fails. I can login into my Tesla account from a web browser and it's working fine. I login into the power wall directly from a web browser and its running...
  46. Brando

    "Special Offering" from an Elon company? E-SnowMobile

    How about another "special offering" from one of Elon's companies? Electric Snow Mobile Taiga Motors Taiga Motors | Customer How about helping out this Canadian startup get going? (I think a former Tesla employee may work there?) Offer at Tesla stores? Offer to just Tesla owners? Offer as a...
  47. T

    Solar roof, any new info?

    Seems like it's been ages. I put in my deposit the moment it was available online and I own other Tesla products but I've heard absolutely nothing from them. Just wondering if anybody's heard anything about or installations happening. Other than just a couple of test ones they did.
  48. eml2

    Backup Mode vs 100% Self-Powered Mode

    For those with solar, do you know what is the different between setting it to Backup Mode vs Self-Powered Mode with 100% reserve? Are they the same thing?
  49. TomDiego

    What is your reserve percentage set to and why?

    If you have your Powerwall 2 set to "Self-powered" what did you set your reserve percentage to and how/why did you choose that value? Since your installation, have you increased or decreased the percentage?
  50. Gwgan

    Nova Scotia test project

    They already have wind power, now adding 10 distributed Powerwalls and one substation Powerpack. This small scale test project is going online soon. Tesla's latest smart power grid experiment begins in Canada Twitter Nova Scotia Power testing Tesla batteries in electrical system

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top