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Global semiconductor shortage affecting Powerwall production (?)

ucmndd

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Mar 10, 2016
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Wanted to pass on some info I received from my third party installer. Take it as you will.

They were expecting delivery of my powerwalls from Tesla by the end of Feb, but their account manager at Tesla Energy told them today they are experiencing production delays due to the current global semiconductor shortage and that it would be 2-4 more weeks before units were allocated and shipped.

I’ve been waiting since September so another few weeks isn’t really here nor there, but found the info interesting nonetheless. Maybe BS, maybe a kernel of truth, maybe Tesla is still just prioritizing their own installs, who knows. But it seems plausible.
 
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jjrandorin

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Nov 28, 2018
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Thanks for sharing. If I had to guess I would imagine it is likely that it is some of everything you mentioned. Likely some of tesla having reduced supply due to build units due to the shortage, and some of tesla only allocating a percentage to their third party installers (and with reduced production that percentage means less units). Also could be a bit of "load juggling" by the installer, since they are getting less units, prioritizing them differently.

Seriously just guessing, but that sequence makes sense.
 

h2ofun

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Aug 11, 2020
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auburn, ca
Wanted to pass on some info I received from my third party installer. Take it as you will.

They were expecting delivery of my powerwalls from Tesla by the end of Feb, but their account manager at Tesla Energy told them today they are experiencing production delays due to the current global semiconductor shortage and that it would be 2-4 more weeks before units were allocated and shipped.

I’ve been waiting since September so another few weeks isn’t really here nor there, but found the info interesting nonetheless. Maybe BS, maybe a kernel of truth, maybe Tesla is still just prioritizing their own installs, who knows. But it seems plausible.
It seems to me the global shortage of LOTS of stuff may just be starting to happened, let alone price increases. I feel very very luck getting my 5 powerwalls installed now!
 
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