Despite problems with theirs Solar roof, Tesla Powerwall apparently it has been a hot selling item in the last year. The company announced on Twitter that it has sold more than 200,000 Powerwall units so far, around double the number he said he had sold at the moment in 2020.
Powerwall gives the solar panel and other customers a powerful backup of the battery when the power (or sun) drops. This saved some customers during the outage, as Twitter user Andru Edwards noted in the tweet that Tesla quoted. “Neighbors started sending messages asking how my lights were on,” he said. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, also suggested that, in the future, electric utilities could exploit Powerwalls to release grid-saved electricity during storms like the one that hit Texas in April.
It could apparently ship even larger numbers if it could manufacture more of them. Tesla recently said during its first-quarter earnings call that it had a “multi-quarter backlog in Powerwall.” It is also announced April would no longer sell its Solar Roof panels without a Powerwall unit, which should increase demand even further.
Tesla recently unveiled the Powerwall +, an upgraded version that can provide up to 9.6kW of power, from 5kW continuously and 7kW of maximum power. This will allow people to power more things or bigger houses, even if the battery is discharged faster as it still holds the same 13.5kWh of charge.
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