Tesla updates its commercial solar offering and adds the Powerpack energy storage as an option.
In September 2019, Tesla launched a new commercial solar online portal for ordering large solar panels with a transparent price and a subscription model. In the new online configurator, Tesla lists solar panels with power: 40, 120 and 240 kW. The subscription service also offered some attractive prices per kilowatt hour in California.
Essentially, the proposal included: installation, support, and warranty. At the same time, customers could cancel their subscription at any time, and the system could be deleted at any time and for any reason. This product is similar to the new Tesla solar rental for private customers, which was launched in August 2019.
Tesla updates its commercial solar offering and adds the Powerpack energy storage as an option. Now, customers ordering a large-scale solar system can also opt for a Powerpack installation. It allows to accumulate enough energy for backup power supply of large rooms and/or power at night. This allows the business to avoid downtime due to power outages, as well as reduce energy costs, maximizing the return on solar panels.
Now ordering commercial solar systems has become as simple as ordering a solar installation for a residential site. The deposit for the reservation is only $100. This offer is currently valid in California only. Customers can choose the most suitable size for their solar systems.
Tesla offers the Powerpack, which comes complete with an expensive inverter, only for commercial solar customers who buy their systems, and they offer a subscription to those who need solar energy.
Tesla also offers lower cost if you buy more Powerpacks. So its price for 1 unit, before incentive, is $172,707, when you buy two units, the price is $260,818, and three Powerpacks can be purchased for only $350,056.
For two years, Tesla had to divert a tremendous amount of resources from its Solar business in order to ensure Model 3's success.. Now the company is ready for “the really crazy growth,” and as its CEO Elon Musk says: “It would be difficult to overstate the degree to which Tesla Energy is going to be a major part of Tesla's activity in the future."
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