Tesla Powerwall and Freedom Won home battery comparison

Eskom wouldn't need to use diesel peakers if Minerals and Energy would allow us to install powerwalls to feed in during peak and recharge later during off peak.
That would just shift the load to off-peak.
 
You could also go for the SunSynk 8.8Kw hybrid inverter which has everything you need and is cheaper than the Victron. A lot of people on the Powerforum run the Sunsynk and seem very happy with it.
 
The victron will allow you to use solar, and switch like a UPS, the tesla does neither.

No it won’t, you need to add that on top which is exactly why I don’t have a Victron as it’s almost too modular and everything costs more for that very reason.

So the comparison was quite fair as stated in the article, the Tesla just offering a nearer all-in-one package for load shedding.
 
You could also go for the SunSynk 8.8Kw hybrid inverter which has everything you need and is cheaper than the Victron. A lot of people on the Powerforum run the Sunsynk and seem very happy with it.
As do a lot of people on this here forum too
 
No it won’t, you need to add that on top which is exactly why I don’t have a Victron as it’s almost too modular and everything costs more for that very reason.

So the comparison was quite fair as stated in the article, the Tesla just offering a nearer all-in-one package for load shedding.
...and the Tesla does allow solar via a basic inverter.
 
Declared/Max availability includes what you're trying to replace ie - Gas turbines etc. If you look at coal generation it's not flat in SA. You also have to consider the impact on inverter inefficiency.
The blue line is coal.
 
Eskom wouldn't need to use diesel peakers if Minerals and Energy would allow us to install powerwalls to feed in during peak and recharge later during off peak.

I can't say for sure, perhaps from a residential use perspective but surely there is a need for industrial customers?
 
Powerall+ supposedly does address the powerwall 2 shortcomings, but no idea if they in SA or the price.

The victron price quoted may not have included the mppt but you can use some of the 20k savings in the article to buy it at +-5k. Was just trying to highlight most people dont know the powerwall 2 doesnt have any mppt, and it takes a while to switch over. There are many other solutions as being mentioned.
 
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