Elon Musk announced that Tesla will bundle its solar products, solar roof and solar panels, and launch the Powerwall home battery pack.
Starting next week, you will not be able to purchase products without other products.
Last month, Electrek reported exclusively that Tesla will stop accepting orders for Powerwall without solar panels or solar roofs.
Powerwall has become very popular.
Despite Tesla’s best efforts to increase production, the waiting time is increasing, and the company even increased the price of battery packs twice in just a few months.
It makes sense to restrict the purchase of products by linking products to other Tesla products.
Now, Tesla is going further and developing in the opposite direction.
CEO Elon Musk said that people will only use Powerwall to buy solar products:
“From next week, Tesla solar panels and solar roofs will only be sold as integrated products with Tesla Powerwall batteries.”;
After the changes were made last month, although people can still order solar panels and solar roofs without Powerwall, it now appears that the changes are going in both directions.
Tesla now hopes to only bundle its home energy products with energy generation (solar roofs and panels) and energy storage (Powerwall).
Update: Now Musk also added that now solar energy will only feed directly into Powerwall:
Solar energy will be delivered exclusively to Powerwall. Powerwall will only interface between the utility meter and the main circuit breaker panel of the house, enabling ultra-simple installation and seamless backup of the entire house during utility outages. “
Considering that Tesla has already taken action to sell Powerwalls through its solar installation only last month, this is not a huge change.
For those who do not have Powerwall to order solar energy, considering the cost of Powerwall, I believe this is a considerable part of Tesla’s solar order, but if it only accounts for half of the project or even a small amount, I would not be surprised.
Powerwall integration is actually one of the advantages of buying Tesla solar, but the company also cooperates with other solar installers to add Powerwall to their products.
I would rather Elon resolve the dispute over the price of solar roofs, especially looking back on the contracts that have been signed, but I don’t think this happened.
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