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Factsheet Tesla Powerwall. How much is that battery power going to cost?

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by berliner, May 11, 2015.

  1. berliner

    berliner New Member

    May 11, 2015
    It's been more than a week since Tesla unveiled its Powerwall battery system and they already received 38,000 reservations for the home system and 2,500 reservations for the much bigger, commercial-scale battery systems. Musk described the total demand as "more like 50,000 or 60,000” batteries. The demand is huge! The reservations are worth $800 million.

    According to cleantechnica it turns out that Powerwall is not profitable in general. With a minimum price of 10 cent per kWh stored energy. retail price in the US starts from 12 cent. there are only some parts of the US with a benefit. Outside the US there are markets with better oportunities for Tesla (See the factsheet: electricity prices by country)

    Where I come from, Powerwall is worth a calculation. I pay $ 0,38 per kWh and I'll install a solar power system this summer.

  2. swaltner

    swaltner Member

    Oct 13, 2012
    Kansas, USA
    Argh on them saying "7 kilowatt hours" in one place and then "7 kW" right next to that. Grrr on people being lazy with units. I saw the text on the left and thought, "Finally, someone that doesn't get kW confused with kWh". No such luck.

    "My parent's VW Jetta doesn't give them range anxiety. They can travel 600 mph between fill-ups!"
  3. GregHudson

    GregHudson Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Argh on people who confuse MPH with MPG. You parents may not have range anxiety, but probably SPEED anxiety !! hahaha

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