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Powerwall required with new solar install?

Looks like Tesla recently included Powerwall as an "included" component to their small, medium, and large solar packages.

Previously Powerwall was a select-able option. Typically with a Powerwall installation, taxes and permit frees are separate line items. I wonder if they are now included.



With higher energy rates and a state incentive Hawaii even is a better deal:
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Heck, used to be since you had to wait over a year for PWs, of course you ordered solar separately. Does this mean battery production has caught up or they have other suppliers?

I ordered solar/reserved PWs April 2018, installed Solar September 2018 (mostly from continual BS from electric utility calculations) and got PWs June 2019. As an example.

Saw a comment this was done so people would have power backup in California but not sure if required in all states?


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Apr 5, 2012
It could be they are bundling right now to increase sales revenue during the last push to get systems installed with the 30% federal tax credit - and that they must have caught up enough on PowerWall production to provide the PowerWalls when the panels are installed.

Tesla has a stronger competitive position when the installations include PowerWall - otherwise they're basically competing almost completely on price - which may be more difficult with Tesla's online ordering vs. competitors doing custom orders and pricing...

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