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Actual Timeline for Powerwall Install

KY-Lonewolf

Supporting Member
Oct 6, 2019
50
46
Kentucky
I read a number of threads discussing the painfully long wait to have Powerwalls installed for your home.
I thought I'd share my timeline because the install was just recently completed.
I had four (4) Powerwalls installed.
Prior to initiating the powerwall adventure I already had a 13.8 kW PV system in place and a backup generator.
I used a solar company who carries powerwalls in stock and services Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana
Timeline:
07/17/19 - Initial phone contact w/sales
07/12/19 - Initial "dirty" quotes for a 2, 3, and 4 powerwall install
07/17/19 - Conference call with techs and installers for Q & A
07/26/19 - First real proposal
07/30/19 - Second proposal w/ amendments
08/13/19 - Sales Contract
08/14/19 - Signed contract and down payment made
08/25/19 - Final pre-install site visit
09/23/19 - Installation begins
09/25/19 - Installation complete
10/01/19 - County Inspection
Two and a half months cradle to grave.
It would have been quicker but I asked hundreds of questions
 
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jkoya

NA2 NSX
Nov 21, 2018
3,626
1,556
Northern CA
Thanks for your timeline - much appreciated. My wife thought we didn't really need it, but a 13 hour power failure on Friday has now changed her mind. Will be trying to get more info on Monday...
 

zanary

Active Member
Jan 25, 2017
1,432
1,578
SF Bay Area (East Bay), CA
I read a number of threads discussing the painfully long wait to have Powerwalls installed for your home.
I thought I'd share my timeline because the install was just recently completed.
I had four (4) Powerwalls installed.
Prior to initiating the powerwall adventure I already had a 13.8 kW PV system in place and a backup generator.
I used a solar company who carries powerwalls in stock and services Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana
Timeline:
07/17/19 - Initial phone contact w/sales
07/12/19 - Initial "dirty" quotes for a 2, 3, and 4 powerwall install
07/17/19 - Conference call with techs and installers for Q & A
07/26/19 - First real proposal
07/30/19 - Second proposal w/ amendments
08/13/19 - Sales Contract
08/14/19 - Signed contract and down payment made
08/25/19 - Final pre-install site visit
09/23/19 - Installation begins
09/25/19 - Installation complete
10/01/19 - County Inspection
Two and a half months cradle to grave.
It would have been quicker but I asked hundreds of questions

That means the entire process has improved. My timeline (as a early adopter back in 2016) is here: Crazy Long!

Powerwall 2 "waiting list"
 

jkoya

NA2 NSX
Nov 21, 2018
3,626
1,556
Northern CA
That means the entire process has improved. My timeline (as a early adopter back in 2016) is here: Crazy Long!

Thanks for the link - much appreciated. Your timeline sounds more typical of the stories I've heard in a Northern CA. I'm hoping if I start the process now, we will have the powerwalls installed before the summer heat of 2020. Am I dreaming ?
 

jkoya

NA2 NSX
Nov 21, 2018
3,626
1,556
Northern CA
Keep in mind this was NOT a Tesla install but rather a independent certified install and support company

Thanks ! I'm getting quotes from independent and Tesla. I've been getting mail advertisements from a company every few weeks and I'll start with them. Was thinking of going the independent route as we have two, non-Tesla, solar arrays.
 

jkoya

NA2 NSX
Nov 21, 2018
3,626
1,556
Northern CA
I've also been getting texts from Tesla about the Powerwalls. Even though I always respond I want more information, they never get back to me. Reminds me of when we were getting our Model 3 Performance...
 

critter

Member
Apr 5, 2019
7
2
Midwest
I read a number of threads discussing the painfully long wait to have Powerwalls installed for your home.
I thought I'd share my timeline because the install was just recently completed.
I had four (4) Powerwalls installed.
Prior to initiating the powerwall adventure I already had a 13.8 kW PV system in place and a backup generator.
I used a solar company who carries powerwalls in stock and services Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana
Timeline:
07/17/19 - Initial phone contact w/sales
07/12/19 - Initial "dirty" quotes for a 2, 3, and 4 powerwall install
07/17/19 - Conference call with techs and installers for Q & A
07/26/19 - First real proposal
07/30/19 - Second proposal w/ amendments
08/13/19 - Sales Contract
08/14/19 - Signed contract and down payment made
08/25/19 - Final pre-install site visit
09/23/19 - Installation begins
09/25/19 - Installation complete
10/01/19 - County Inspection
Two and a half months cradle to grave.
It would have been quicker but I asked hundreds of questions

do you mind me asking which company you used? I am in Indiana and getting impatient with Tesla
 

bob_p

Active Member
Apr 5, 2012
3,706
2,814
We are in the process of installing 15.4 KW of solar panels and 4 PowerWalls.

Contract signed on October 10.

Installation started on November 25 and would have completed on November 27 or 28 except for some rain losing us a day and the Thanksgiving weekend.

About 6 weeks from contract signing to installation - which could have been a week shorter, except the installation crew was delayed (weather?) in completing the previous job).
 
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