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Founders Powerwall installation July 11th-12th!

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by MajorCuddles, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. MajorCuddles

    MajorCuddles Member

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    Whoop whoop! Founders Powerwall scheduled for installation on July 11th!

    I'll try to document the installation and share any pictures requested.

    Scheduling Details:
    -The Tesla team said that the installation should take 2 days with potential to extend to a third.
    -They requested that I be present at home throughout the installation.

    System details:
    -I'm just having a single Founders Powerwall installed
    -The Powerwall will integrate with my existing PV system (SolarEdge inverter)
    -The single Powerwall wont provide whole home backup due to the peak loads I have
    -They will install a subpanel to support the split between the backed up loads and non backed up loads
    -They will add a soft start device for 1 of 2 air conditioners (my smaller unit) so that it can be included with the backed up loads

    Net cost:
    -Tesla quoted ~$1500 out of pocket costs (costs above the installation allowance included with the Founders Powerwall)
     

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  2. ChrisDUK85

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    Congratulations!

    I got a call in March to say my 2 founders editions powerwalls were on a boat to the UK.

    Then I got a call early June from tesla to say actually they haven’t been made and tesla are not making them until late 2018 as all efforts have gone in to Model 3!

    So it’s good to hear you’ve got yours as surely that means that others will get them soon too and maybe I will too :)
     
  3. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Excellent, do document and share! Glad they are catching up with awards and production for all of us!
     
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  4. zanary

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    Nice. Keep us updated. Post pictures
     
  5. patrick40363

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    I have read that you also get a $2K installation allowance. Curious if that ends up being the case.
     
  6. MajorCuddles

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    Correct! $2k installation allowance.
     
  7. patrick40363

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    How long have you been waiting for them to install it?
     
  8. MajorCuddles

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    Quick timeline:
    Referral Program Qualification: January 2017
    First submission of information to the design team: October 2017
    Followup information provided to design team: November 2017
    Contract signed: January 2018
    Scheduled installation: June 2018
     
  9. MajorCuddles

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    Awe! I'm hopeful that yours will make it over there soon!
     
  10. MajorCuddles

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    Here's the break down from the contract:
    -Installation Services: $1500
    -Main Panel Upgrade: $2000
    -Permitting Fees: $150
    -Award Installation Credit: -$2000
     
  11. ChrisDUK85

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    Please send pics when it’s up :)
     
  12. MajorCuddles

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    Tomorrow is the big day! I hope to have a picture of the Founders Powerwall 2 tomorrow if they get that far.

    The team should be installing a sub-panel for the backed up loads, transferring loads, installing soft starter for one air conditioner prior to installing the Energy Gateway and Powerwall.

    Any questions or picture requests prior to their start of installation?
     

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  13. MajorCuddles

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    Boom! Installation complete! More to follow as I sort through pictures and prep a narrative of my experience.

    My referral award included the 'signed' Founders Powerwall 2... The signatures on the Powerwall look legit with raised paint pen ink... Too cool!
     

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  14. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    Congrats! That's awesome.
     
  15. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    That is awsome. As an Owner of a Red Tesla with another red one on the way, I love this color choice :)

    Are you going to wrap it with clear film to protect the signature?
     
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  16. ChrisDUK85

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    Looks amazing :)
     
  17. pdxgibby

    pdxgibby Software Engineer

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    Congrats on your powerwall installation @MajorCuddles. Did you have to install a sub panel and move the loads as part of the powerwall installation? Is that why you had an outlay of cash above the $2k installation credit?

    Nevermind...I read the original post and see that a sub panel was required.
     

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