Following on from the unveiling and launch of the new Tesla Powerwall by CEO Elon Musk just seven days ago, Tesla has today revealed that sales for the new Powerwall have now filled production until the middle of next year with “crazy off the hook” demand.
Over 38,000 reservations have been placed for the unique Tesla Powerwall, that has been created to provide homes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of storing energy from the grid or solar panels, for backup power.
The Tesla Powerwall is available as a 10kWh unit designed for backup applications or a 7kWh unit designed more for daily use applications. Both can be connected to solar panels or the grid and both can provide backup power when needed. Tesla explains :
“The 10kWh Powerwall is optimized to provide backup when the grid goes down, providing power for your home when you need it most. When paired with solar power, the 7kWh Powerwall can be used in daily cycling to extend the environmental and cost benefits of solar into the night when sunlight is unavailable.”
The 10kWh battery unit is expected to retail for around $3,500 while the 7kWh battery will be priced at $3,000, however you will also need to budget for an inverter and of course installation. For more information on the new Tesla Powerwall jump over to the Tesla website for details.