Tesla powerwall battery reviews

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Tesla, Inc. was founded in 2003, originally as Tesla Motors. Tesla is headquartered in the USA's San Francisco Bay Area, with office locations around the world (including Australia).

After cutting its teeth on electric vehicle development, Tesla then expanded into commercial and home battery storage. The company arrived on the home energy storage scene accompanied by great fanfare with the Tesla Powerwall battery back in 2015, which was followed by the Powerwall 2 in 2016.

Tesla has grown into a huge company in terms of market capitalisation - a whopping USD $143.6 *billion* as at late January 2020. 

Anyway, back to batteries - the following are some basic specifications of the Powerwall 2:

  • Usable Capacity: 13.5 kWh
  • Power: 7kW peak / 5kW continuous
  • Dimensions: 1150 mm L x 753 mm W x 147 mm D
  • Weight: 114 kg
  • Warranty 10 years

The Powerwall is produced in the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada USA, which also manufactures Tesla Model 3 electric motoers and the company's commercial/utility storage solution, the Powerpack.

Pricing And Supply

Supply of the Powerwall 2 was an issue for quite a while in Australia, and then there was a major price rise in 2018 - followed by a not so major price decrease in 2019. So, Australians have had it a little rough with the Powerwall, but its high profile through extensive media attention have seen plenty installed here and interest remains strong.

The cost of Powerwall 2 per warranted kilowatt hour (see below for notes on warranty) is around 31 cents - not the cheapest, but far from the most expensive of the systems we have listed on our battery comparison table.

Blackout Capabilities

The Tesla Powerwall 2 is an AC Coupled battery that comes with the necessary hardware (Tesla Gateway) to provide blackout protection, backup and off grid functions.

Powerwall's "Unlimited Cycles" Warranty

Tesla offers a 10 year "unlimited cycles" warranty, but this only applies to solar self-consumption and backup use. Any other application (such as participating in a Virtual Power Plant) or combination of applications sees the warranty cover drop to 3,200 cycles – about eight years’ worth if cycled once a day.

Reliability Testing Results

The Canberra Battery Test Centre has been putting the Powerwall 2 through reliability testing. The test battery arrived with a fault and later developed another that resulted in it being replaced.  Results published in September 2019 indicated capacity estimated at 96% after 640 full cycles.  If  maintained, the Powerwall 2 will stay well within the minimum capacity provided by its warranty.

While not perfect (and Tesla hasn't been overly fond of us pointing out issues), as far as home solar battery storage goes at this point in time the Tesla Powerwall 2 is probably a good choice among what is available.

Telsa is great at marketing, but how is the Powerwall viewed by those who have one installed? What about after sales service and support? We're inviting Australian Powerwall owners (whether they have the original or Powerwall 2 model) to leave their rating and review here.

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Seems fantastic. No problems. App is very good.
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We had an existing battery already and added a second. Outstanding performance and simple user interface that shows everything you need to know.
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Will be very interested in the payback period: I think it will be far less than I expected.

Now for the EV and V2G!
Bought From: Solargain Wangaratta
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Battery purchase and installation. Extremely happy. We are obsessed with watching the performance and distribution via the app!
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Neat and clean build.
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Note: there is also an emergency/off grid cutover system.
Bought From: Target Solar (Alex - Melbourne)
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What electricity bill!
Bought From: Lightning Solar & Electrical - Melbourne
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I had the battery installed about 4 years after the solar panels, so this review is only about the Tesla battery installed by Natural Solar.

I'm very happy that I can now utilize all the power my panels provide. The battery allows you to use the power when you need which is often night time.
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Just amazing to be able to use our power we generated during the day at night. Therefore we are absolutely 100% not drawing from the grid. Every household should have some form of battery system to do this. We could be the grid.
Bought From: Springers Solar
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The app that goes with it is really what makes this battery the best thing since sliced bread.Although financially it's not the best choice right now it has certainly made the system far more efficient and reduced our reliance on the grid.
It pushes the morning solar power to our night time consumption and makes us grid free for the peak power period giving us 44 cents a kilowatt saving.

It has also saved us from a black out once already in its first 3 days of service.
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The battery is a Tesla Powerwall 2
Bought From: Natural Solar
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Happy I chose this battery. Despite being installed during a Melbourne winter, I have used hardly any grid power, and I also switched from gas to electric hot water at the same time. There are only a few days when the battery hasn’t fully recharged during the day, and even then the battery covers my power needs overnight.
My latest power bill is $10 for the month, which is one third of the daily service fee. As days get longer, solar export will fully cover this.
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Requires a stable connection to the Neurio power meter, otherwise it will not charge.
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The Tesla battery cannot be purchased without the backup module titled a Gateway. There was some confusion on my part in this process as to whether this Gateway product was part of the purchase of the Tesla battery or not. It is part of it as I now understand. Not withstanding this confusion, the product is working very well right now and I frequently complete the entire night without complete battery exhaustion.
Bought From: MLEC Solar Perth
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Battery works as advertised. The best thing is the app which gives me all the information relating to production and usage of panels, battery, home and grid
Bought From: RK Solar And Consulting NSW
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Seems to be working to spec. No known issues. Tempted to install a 2nd battery to soak up our excess production during the day, but this can wait - a bit expensive.

It would be nice if the system had a DC tap, say 12 V or 24 V. Many modern devices, particularly for our purposes, LED lights but including personal computers and monitors/TVs, work internally on 12 - 24 V DC, and require the 240 V AC to be converted back to DC again to operate. For LED lights these driver units are the most expensive and least reliable part of the system. Being able to install a separate wiring circuit for DC through the house would save energy (mainly from the conversion), and equipment costs (failed driver units), plus other issues associated with electrical and radio interference. Obvious technical issues with making sure the AC and DC wiring systems cannot be mixed up/interconnected.
Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs NSW
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The Tesla PowerWall was installed in our store. Our of the direction sun and protected from the weather, the PowerWall has worked extremely well. The mobile App allows me to monitor its performance, allowing me to schedule when to switch on the more high energy consuming appliances.
Bought From: Natural Solar
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Beautiful, just like a piece of art! Works well and is very quiet.
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Working great as can be expected and 2k cheaper than local quote.
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We have been able to charge the battery to 51% in the middle of winter on some days. We love the backup power facility and the fact that this battery can be fully discharged for household use over night.
Bought From: Primero Electric and Solar
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So far it's been working great!! So easy no issues
Bought From: GEMEnergy Brisbane
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love the app, hard to keep my eyes of it.
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We are pleased that we went for the Tesla 2. It has the capacity we need in Melbourne due to our cold cloudy conditions in winter. Since the battery was commissioned, we have not drawn any energy from the grid. In addition, we have had 6 power outages which have had no impact on our household.

The Tesla App which shows our real time usage, production, storage and grid demand, is easy to use and can be accessed from any where in the country where you can get Internet.

We have no regrets going with the Tesla 2. It may have cost a bit more and as Finn and Ronald say correctly, we probably will not break even for many years. But when you are only getting .02% on Term Deposits, at least we are making near 8% on our investment in Solar. And in the long run, when we sell up, one good bid at auction and we get our money back.
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Found out later about topping up from off peak by scheduling. An explanation of this would be the only improvement I could suggest but also may have been discussed and I just didn’t take it in. Great app and allows real time monitoring. Very happy and feeling virtuous!
Bought From: Natural Solar
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Best thing ever we will never be without power and most days i'm use battery power and not from the grid saving $$$$$$$
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Limited use in WA, powerflow reduced to 3 kW

I bought the Tesla Powerwall 2 and regret it. the installer will not inform you about the following.

I know this is not Tesla's failure, but you pay a premium price for a system that can charge and discharge at 5-7 kW. Western Power in WA forces installers to reduce this by alterations to the Tesla software to 3 kW on 3 phase systems. This means that on good days you can only fill your battery to a limited extent and keep wasting the rest for the 3 cents/kW rip off in the grid.

Tesla said it is Western Powers fault and Western Power says Tesla should make their batteries more stable. Customer pays 14'000 $ to be piggie in the middle.

My advise to those in WA would be to go for a cheaper battery that has 3kW as max charge/discharge, because you will never be able to take advantage of the 5-7 kW that is a great feature and that you pay for, but can never use.
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Very good backup and save more bill by charge during the day and use when in dark
Bought From: Soltek Energy
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Looks amazing!
Bought From: Replenishable Energy Pty Ltd
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The best, had to keep it inline with the Tesla car. Great battery also with great app to track everything.
Bought From: RK Solar And Consulting NSW
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After owning emphases batteries without a gateway. Tesla has really given us the opportunity to be carbon neutral and remove reliance on the grid.
Bought From: Steve Torpy Electrical and Security and Coastal Solar Solutions
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Fantastic battery. ive had 16 blackout events and never lost power
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Bad decision to go with Tesla

Worked for five days and has not worked since, Tesla said they would replace, almost three months later, nothing. Tesla says it's my suppliers problem, supplier contacts Tesla and is told their preferred contractor will replace the battery and will contact us, no word from them after many promises.
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Two 13 Kw hour batteries installed
Bought From: Natural Solar
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67.5kwh of Tesla Power Wall 2.
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Very reliable, stable clean energy that helps make full use of my solar. I now effectively only use power during off peak when power is only around 15c/kwh. Worth evry cent.
Bought From: Natural Solar
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Amazing battery, control app and configuration. Worth every cent.
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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The Tesla app is brilliant in monitor battery usage, power flow and overall house usage.
Since installation 4 days ago we have only had cloudy days and our house still has not used grid power once.
Bought From: EcoSmart Energy Group
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Very efficient. Software ap is gear to check performance
Bought From: Now Solar Group
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So far (2 months of operation) it has been fantastic. I love the Tesla app.
Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions Sydney
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Good clean form fit, smart looking, cooling fan is very quiet. The Powerwall blends in nicely with surrounding building structure.
Bought From: Replenishable Energy Pty Ltd
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It's only been a few days since we had the battery installed but we're already seeing 78% self powered numbers on a mostly overcast day. When skies clear I can easily see our 5Kw solar panels and Powerwall2 often supplying 100% of our daily energy needs.

This Powerwall is a new addition to our existing 10 year old 5Kw Solar panel system.
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Tesla have a good name for cutting edge technology
Bought From: SAE Group Brisbane East
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Great app let's me see how the system is powering my home and battery.
Bought From: Infinite Energy
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Battery is now fully charged at the end of the day unless it is extremely overcast.
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Tesla Powerwall 2,
This battery has allowed us to use no grid energy and provided us with more than ample capacity to run appliances 24/7 with only 30% discharge on the battery with recharge of the battery the following day to100% within 1 hour or so . Note: Minimal energy loss through the inverter
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Very happy with the Tesla battery. Great system monitoring features and flawless performance.
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The Tesla App is a great, easy to use tool, which easily allows us to arrange our energy usage to maximise our solar self consumption.

One of the reasons we went a large system with battery, is we have transitioned to a fully electric house. I already have time of use metering, which we were using from charging our electric car, and heating our hot water (via a timer) This house originally came with gas hot water and a gas cook top. Our plan for energy self sufficiency was to migrate off gas, and install more solar.

Now we have the solar and battery, we are heating the water between 10am and 4pm off Solar, and have started charging the car during the day off solar as well. The Battery takes care of the power during the peak and shoulder evenings, and most or all of the night, and will help out more in winter and on cloudy days when required.
Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre
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Love the greater capacity of the battery and simple Tesla app
Bought From: AG Solar Pty Ltd
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Tesla Battery couldn't be happier with it, Rural Property backs up large house and shed when power outage

We purchase Tesla battery system after having solar for some time because when the power went out our solar went down and we were without power, Tesla Battery does a great job it has backed up our large house and sheds on Rural Property for up to 4 days at a time during hot summer. we couldn't be happier with it, Tesla battery was our best investment and has added property value.
Tesla Battery has multiple running programs and is so easy to look at and set on a app on mine mobile, I can look at it and make adjustments while at work or even on holidays.
I can not recommend Tesla Battery and Allstate Solar more, they are easy to contact and happy to talk you through what ever you may need, great friendly staff.
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Not only does the PowerWall look great, but it doesn't take up a lot of space either. The companion Backup Gateway 2 unit also looks great and also doesn't need acres of space on the wall of the house.

The Tesla app is easy to use, presents the stats of your power generation and consumption in a way that is easy to understand as well.

The single PowerWall has more than enough capacity to handle our requirements and looks as though it will run the house at night with ease on most occasions. Being able to keep the fridge running during a power blackout also means we wont be throwing out spoiled food like we have had to in the past.
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Doing exactly what it promised. No energy imported from the grid since installation day. Tesla app is a fantastic way to monitor the entire system.
Bought From: Testar Energy Solutions Adelaide
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Great love it
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It is great and really easy to flatten out my usage. Especially with an EV in the house, means i don’t have to monitor my usage every minute of the day to ensure I’m not using more than what the solar is producing.
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Tesla is amazing product.
Bought From: Target Solar Sydney
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The Tesla battery looks great and performs perfectly. The ability to provide back up power in a blackout is a bonus.
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Good app showing real-time usage data (household consumption, solar generation, batterstorage and grid usage)
Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre
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Amazing communication and quick turn around, paid deposit on friday and installed on the monday. Very professional installation, quick and trouble free. I would recommend Natural Solar if anyone asks where i got my system installed
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Very happy with the Powerwall. Has already covered us through two blackouts, but importantly addresses our power usage when solar is not available. So far the solar system has been able to fill the battery each day, and we generally discharge it overnight and in the morning. Additionally, the battery jumps in throughout the day to meet excessive demands of the cooktop/ovens/aircon to help minimise our grid usage. The Tesla app is simple but very effective for monitoring the entire system (including solar generation).
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Great product

We installed the Tesla powerwall2, battery and solar panels, in October 2020.
The system has supplied, 99% of the electricity we use, since day one of installation.
(52 % Solar, 47% Powerwall Tesla performance lifetime, on the app) and any excess power produced, is being exported to the grid.
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Charges really quickly in the morning and the ability to charge and discharge at 5kW gives us enormous freedom in how to use the battery when the sun goes down.
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The data you can analyse from the app is amazing - has changed some of our daily habits about how we use our energy
Bought From: AG Solar Pty Ltd
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Super Slick Tesla Battery

As an Architect I would and have recommended AG Solar to my clients. Especially after upgrading my recently installed system with more panels and a Tesla battery. The Team was absolutely fantastic in all aspects of knowledge, response, service and installation. I have been impressed with the performance of new system and the cost neutral savings. The Tesla App is amazing and I cannot stop checking it. I am contemplating another Tesla battery to future proof my residence.
Keep up the great professional all-round service.
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Paying it's way already
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Control of charging Tesla Powerwall Powerwall

I have had my Tesla Powerwall 2 for a couple of months now and I am wrapped in the amount of control it gives me plus showing key data

Once you have a battery it will need charging.
This will happen automatically when the sun is shining but what happens when the sun doesn't shine? The battery cold run down to minimum capacity (this can be preset with the Powerwall) and then start charging from the grid. But what time will this be? perhaps in afternoon or evening when you are on peak rates which is not desirable.

With Tesla you have three modes (I quote their description)

Self powered: Use stored energy to power your home after the sun goes down
Recharges next day when the sun shines charges from the grid when minimum capacity reached
Backup-only: 100% of your Powerwall is reserved for backup at all times.
Uses the grid to charge to 100%. If you are currently on off peak rates select this mode to charge your battery.
Advanced Time-based control You can set your off peak and shoulder times so that Powerwall will charge at these times.

If you live in an area where you have blackouts due to storms there is also a Storm Watch feature which detects incoming storms and will ensure that the battery is charged before the storm. I haven't had the need to use this feature.

The Powerwall also supplies graphs which show Home Usage, Solar energy produced, Energy usage in/out of the battery and Energy Usage into and from the Grid. These can be shown on a daily , weekly, monthly, yearly and lifetime basis.

All these features are available from within the Tesla app.

The photo shows Power Flow which I grabbed when I had the aircon and and there was little sun. Note: You might be able to see the little arrows indicating that the Powerwall is supplying 5Kw, the solar panels 0.1Kw and the Grid 1.1 Kw making up the Home consumption of 6.2kW

I can now see why the Powerwall has a premium price but if you are a data junky you are very happy.
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We love the battery. We’re now effectively off-grid, which makes us extremely happy.
The system we have installed is tremendously effective and efficient. We couldn’t be happier with the whole experience.
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Solar Panels are Solaria PowerXT 365w

Battery is a Powerwall 2

Both seem to be fully operating to specifications.
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The integration of the Tesla Power Wall app is brilliant
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Love the Tesla app and interface. Customisable and nice to look at which infers it has a good support network.

A sidenote, when the system wasn't working correctly after the install of the smart meter I contacted Tesla and the tech support (Reginald) was very helpful and prompt.
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Best addition to compliment the overall system
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LOVE It. Wish I had got it six months earlier when the rebate was bigger.
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Battery system, takes up very little space, blends well within, the surroundings
Bought From: Venergy SA Metro
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Bill is already going down and battery is supplying my night time needs, in the time it’s been in I’ve had one or two days where we have had rain and used minimal grid power. To the point is under $1.00 each time. For a family of 6 that’s fantastic, we run two fridges and two freezers as well as three TVs.
Bought From: Thoroughtec Pty Ltd
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Note- the price above is for the Tesla Powerwall 2 only.
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I know it’s early but we have not used any power from the grid since the system was turned on, 0kW.. zip! We’ve had some great sunny days, a couple of cloudy days but also a very dark overcast day and we still managed to get the battery back to 100%.
We’re a young family of 5, with three kids under 8 and it blows my mind how good the system is working for us.
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Joined Amber Electric and using the battery and the EV, plus a 5kW A/C and a solar connected HWS, to juggle the best wholesale prices.
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great app with the Tesla battery
Bought From: NRG Solar - National Renewable Group
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Whilst the formal payback period for the battery is about 12 years, this will shorten considerably if feed-in tariff reduces significantly, as we expect it will. It is much more valuable to self-consume power than to export to the grid, both for us and for the grid. The more batteries that are installed, the more solar and wind can be added to the grid, and the transition to low-emissions energy can be accelerated. Working as fast as possible towards net-zero electricity is what we need to address the Climate Emergency.
Bought From: DQ Electrical Pty Ltd
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it looks good and its very compact.
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Fantastic, even though its winter they haven't fallen below 50% overnight and only take a couple of hours to reach 95%
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I'm extremely happy I purchased the Tesla Powerwall 2 battery storage. Was initially reluctant due to cost but it has been worth the extra money. Solar during the day, battery at night; what else can I say. I've been off-grid since it was turned on and recently took pride during during a blackout.
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Out of the whole system - I've fallen in love with the Tesla battery - I love seeing it on the wall every time I reverse into the garage - not only does it now provide the majority of our energy needs outside of solar hours it just looks awesome on the wall. We're also really impressed with the Tesla app and the ability to monitor the system performance at any time.
Bought From: SOLARLAB Pty Ltd
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It's a joy checking the app regularly because it shows you how much Soler is being used and how much is going into the battery and how much you're using from the grid.
Bought From: Lightning Solar & Electrical - Melbourne
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Great overall benefits associated with using Tesla. It. Barges from AC so it doesn’t need a hybrid inverter. This opens up your options for inverter and generation size. You automatically qualify to join energy Locals for very cheap electricity rates. You receive a generous rebate on the cost of the battery and you can monitor the performance of the entire installation via their app. The battery is adequate to run the house overnight if you have modest evening consumption but larger families should consider 2 batteries as 13.5kwh doesn’t goe a long way if you wanted to run heaters or A/C all night.
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This is our second installation by Solaworx. This battery fits in well with our two individual solar panel systems. We have a 3kw single (ena) inverter system; and a 3kw individual panels (enphase) inverters system. The latter installed by Solaworx.two years ago. The Tesla battery has an online monitoring app which collates the data from our overall system and it is efficient and impressive. We are very pleased with the total package.
Bought From: Solaworx
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No. Just perfect
Bought From: Sunrun Solar VIC
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Worked well so far. Very classy appearance.
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Tesla mounted on wall looks great even has a cool green light at night. Tesla app is amazing and I am switching my ceiling heaters on and seeing how much electricity they use and keeping them off. Can see exactly how much power is being used by each appliance by switching it on and off .
Bought From: SOLARLAB Pty Ltd
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From other reviews seems to be one of the top three
Bought From: Kozco Energy Group
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Impressed doesn't fully explain how pleased we are we had the battery installed.
Bought From: Perth Solar Warehouse
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Very happy , able to switch power from battery power to home , unbelievable

Excellent finish , slimline
Bought From: Kozco Energy Group
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I would like the ability to export the Tesla battery when I want which is not available. Nothing to do with the installer.

Also there is no ability to set the custom price framework to suit more than one peak price period such as when you are using wholesale prices like anmberelectric.

Ideally it should be able to receive the 5 minute tariff adjustments from the wholesaler of choice. But if it can't do that it should have a manual mode that can be set by a local machine operator as to what the owner wants it to do ie export, or charge.
Bought From: Perfect Solar Power
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Helped to zero our grid consumption 10 months in a year, we are at ~12kw per day with 5.4kw of solar panels.
Bought From: Sharpe Group Pty Ltd
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Still early but great system, love the simplicity and the ability to be a power supply in power outage
Bought From: Solar City NT
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If the battery is charged during the day then most evenings it will last for normal use and overnight heating of hot water. We installed the battery to optimise a 10kw solar system but as importantly continuity of service – we have 6 to 10 outages a year due to our remote location and trees bringing powerlines down.

The Tesla battery app is easy to use and program and provides up to date information. The ‘storm watch’ function is good for ensuring that we have enough back up power.

It is an elegant looking battery, we have it installed in a machinery shed so it is out of the way, no significant noise, just a fan from time to time, It has coped with outages and transferred to standalone operation flawlessly and without interruption.

I would recommend this battery, especially where people have a higher risk of power outages.


Bought From: G Store Macedon
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The TESLA battery component allows system to keep delivering when sun light disappears.
Bought From: Venergy SA Metro
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It’s smart.
Bought From: Natural Solar
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The Tesla battery is a design piece. Well constructed and the Tesla app is easy to use and it allows you to monitor your power use with ease.
Bought From: Venergy SA Metro
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Having the app to see in real time what the system generates, what is being used or where the power is going is so useful. Seeing when we need the grid or not is good too.
Bought From: Solaworx
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Slim and compact looks great against the wall
Bought From: DQ Electrical Pty Ltd
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This is the new upgraded model 2 battery - simply amazing - looks cool too, check out that green LED stripe that pulsates as it charges and discharges..
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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Fantastic user interface and top quality construction.
A beautiful unit overall
Bought From: Natural Solar
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Tesla App is great.
Bought From: Kozco Energy Group
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I haven't had to take from the grid as yet
Bought From: NRG Solar - National Renewable Group
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it is brilliant so far!
Bought From: Sunwise Energy PV
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The best battery in the market. Keeps me on top of the solar production and no need for any other app. One ap to monitor my car and the battery. Just Brilliant!
Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre
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Tesla in the garage. That's cool.
Bought From: Solar4Life
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It's a Tesla - what more can I say? The transition from using solar / grid / battery power is seamless. It provides us with all of our night time use and there is plenty left over for morning household use before the sunlight takes affect. Have not had the need to draw any electricity from the grid since the battery was fully charged the day after installation.
And, it looks great under the carport!
Bought From: DQ Electrical Pty Ltd
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Best battery for outdoor use, and best temperature rating. We have blackout protection. Battery is big enough to last us several days without charging. With Simply Energy VPP we will save another $5,000 of the install price.
Bought From: Adelaide SolarSafe
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Good looking most important be if it is designed for outside .Some other makes need a cabinet .
Bought From: Solaworx
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We have had our battery for less than a day, but so far so good. It is quiet and looks great. The App is extremely user friendly and has everything we need to know.
Bought From: Natural Solar
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Far exceeds expectations.

App is excellent

Reassuring that the actual battery is made by Panasonic, and Tesla provides the smarts.
Bought From: Soltek Energy
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Monitoring application is so Cool.
Bought From: Venergy SA Metro
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What a great looking product.
Bought From: Venergy SA Metro
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Extremely slim, weather proof and is working well. We can monitor its performance on thee Tesla App.
Bought From: Class A Energy Solutions
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A magic piece of work!
Bought From: Dan the Solar Man Angle Vale
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Easily installed an Not in the way..
Bought From: Dan the Solar Man Angle Vale
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I wish I had two connected , I could use more air conditioners in my house of a night on 40c days.
Bought From: Dan the Solar Man Angle Vale
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Battery works very well, love the app you can monitor how it is working.
Bought From: Sunbank Solar
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The Tesla battery has performed really well, I now just need to add additional PV panels. We only have 3.2 kW and need more for winter.
Bought From: Solaray Energy Z2
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The system hasn't missed a beat since being commissioned. We have not used power from the grid (apart from the 0.1Kwh daily use identified in the Tesla app - still need to investigate this apparent standing connection charge/amount) since the system was switched on. Now waiting for our first complete battery/solar quarterly electricity bill to identify savings and exact usage/feed-in from our supplier.
Bought From: Kozco Energy Group
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After our own month-old analysis into the nature of our usage, it was the best decision we made due to the nature of our usage being split equally over solar hours versus non productive productive solar hours.

All suppliers recommended smaller installations minus battery backup to secure their sale. This would have made our pay back recovery period longer and lead to our questioning the success of the installation. We are mostly 100% covered on daily usage except when obviously bad weather changes our solar production. This includes the use of aircon and heating by day..
Bought From: Solaray Energy Z2
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It does the job - only 2 weeks in, so hard to say more than good...
Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions
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The tipping point arrived with combined rebates and discounts, so just had the battery installed this week, after assessing its relative merits for about 12 months.
Early days of course, but for our usage I believe the payback and peace of mind will be worth it. Day 1, 36 degrees, battery fully charged before midday, 98% self-sufficiency 20+kWh to the grid, ran the air-conditioning after dark for a couple of hours, happy days.

Day 2 19 degrees, cloudy raining, windy. battery fully charged just after midday, still 98% self sufficiency 7kWh to the the grid.

The litmus test will be how things go next winter.
Bought From: Kozco Energy Group
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Performs well under load. Charges quickly.
Bought From: EcoSmart Energy Group
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Just installed
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