04 Oct Tesla Powerwall 2 arrives on the Gold Coast
The brief for this Gold Coast project was to install a solar PV system with battery storage that would allow the customer to store excess power produced by the panels for use at night or during an outage. The customer was eager to become one of the early adopters of the Powerwall 2 so we designed a 5.4kW system that would easily integrate with the Powerwall. With its 13.5kWh battery storage capacity and backup power function, Powerwall met the required purpose to self-power this Bonogin customer’s home at an affordable price.
The project commenced in two phases as we awaited the arrival of the Powerwall 2. A 5.4kW solar PV system was designed and installed along with a SolarEdge inverter and SolarEdge optimisers to overcome shading issues. Stage 2 of the project was the Powerwall 2 which installed easily and mounted seamlessly on the wall inside the customer’s garage. Within 24 hours the customer started achieving up to 99% self-consumption which he monitored via the Tesla app.
The Tesla app provides the customer full visibility with built-in monitoring of battery levels, PV production, remaining backup power and self-consumption data. Staying protected during a grid outage is simplified with the customisation option allowing you to reserve a percentage of your Powerwall to protect the home. With software updates sent directly to the app, the Powerwall will continue to improve over time as it adapts to the customer’s lifestyle.
Considering Powerwall 2?
Take the next step.
1.Home Energy Assessment
A Tesla Certified Installer from Dynalec will perform a home energy assessment to determine a suitable location, compatibility with existing solar array or provide a solar and Powerwall 2 bundled option.
Place a 10% deposit and your name is placed on the waitlist for the next Powerwall 2
3. Review your Agreement
A residential works contract will be sent via email which includes your scope of works and estimated installation date.
4. Schedule your installation
We will schedule a date to install your Powerwall 2
The Powerwall will take less than a day to install and you will lose power for a portion of the install. This will be one of your last power outages!
6. Download the app
Once your installation is complete, you can download the Tesla app and start monitoring your Powerwall in real-time. The installer will run through the features and benefits of the app with you.
The Powerwall has a 10-year warranty with ongoing after-sale support.
Our Energy conscious Gold Coast customer Graham, has been one of the first to have received the new Tesla Powerwall 2. Michael, our Solar Designer said of the installation “Due to a smaller, shaded roof area, we opted for Sun Power 327 watt panels with additional SolarEdge optimizers. The panels provided a higher wattage for a similar footprint to that of the lower watt panels. Tesla Powerwall 2 was then added to capture and store excess power produced by the solar panels during the day for use at night.
With just over a week since we installed one of the first Tesla Powerwall 2’s on the Gold Coast and the results are in – Powerwall 2 has exceeded our initial forecasts. The first few days post install, our Mermaid Waters customers solar PV and Powerwall 2 provided 98-99% of his energy usage with only a 1% reliance on the grid. We had initially forecast for a 5-10% reliance on the grid so these results were extremely promising.