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Tesla Powerwall technology headed for South Africa

It has been confirmed that the recently unveiled Powerwall home battery from Elon Musk’s US-based energy company, Tesla, will ship their new home battery system to countries like South Africa.



The Powerwall home battery will be available worldwide by the end of 2016, as reported. Currently customers in North America and Europe can already pre-order the product.

Powerwall is available as a 7kWh unit for $3,000, and a 10kWh unit for $3,500 – excluding inverters and installation – and will deliver to pre-order customers by “late summer” (July – September 2015).

Tesla explained its approach to the roll-out of the new product to countries like South Africa in the statement below.

“Right now, the Powerwall is available through solar installers, utilities, and energy companies, who can offer Powerwall with installation, which allows for rapid deployment around the world. We work closely with partners to make sure they are qualified and able to install and service the technology.”

The technological concept behind the Powerwall is not a new one - back-up batteries are available in South Africa - however the technology that has gone into creating the Powerwall is of the highest quality. Lithium-Ion batteries lasts longer, charge faster and is less expensive to maintain than the current generation battery packs. Tesla has also taken it a step further by marrying function with beauty - you will be hard pressed to find a more aesthetically pleasing power pack on the market.  

With the continued strain on our electricity grids, dwindling resources and the urgency of a more sustainable approach to energy consumption, the Tesla Powerwall could become a necessary expense in households across South Africa. 

Take a look at Elon Musk talking about the Powerwall at its launch in Los Angeles, California




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