SA-born billionaire tech legend Elon Musk revealed the Tesla Powerwall a few days ago and while it may not solve our loadshedding problems it will be available in South Africa next year…well at the end of 2016 to be precise. The Tesla Powerwall is a home battery that can store electricity and power your home in the event of a power outage or loadshedding. While the technology isn’t new it will be cheaper than the current options available in SA.
The smaller 7kWh unit will sell in the US for $3000 which is about R36000, and a 10kWh unit for $3500 or R42000.
Ok that’s all well and good, but can someone please tell me and all the other tech challenged people how much power that is? What size home that will power and for how long?
Clealy the R36000 for the smaller powerwall is a straight currency conversation and if past experience is anything to go by then you can expect the SA price to be much more. Also i’m told that you need to get an inverter as well. Plus installation and blah blah blah. How much are we looking at in the end is what i want to know.
“The Tesla Powerwall home battery will be available worldwide – including in South Africa – by the end of 2016, a spokesperson for the company told MyBroadband.
This follows the recent unveiling of the new battery system from Tesla CEO and South African-born technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, who also revealed at the time that customers in North America and Europe could already pre-order the product.” [Mybroadband]
Now you know.