Tesla Powerwall sold out in South Africa – Here are the alternatives

Volksieboi

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Sorry for the Edo Tensei

I'm intersted in going off grid, partially at 1st and then possibly completely. I'm totally noob when it comes to this stuff and dont want to be ripped off by a provider...

Its just me and the wifey and electricity costs is R800/month. But we are looking to get greener and at "insteading" and so on.

is there a thread here on myBB that exists?
 

BBSA

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Sorry for the Edo Tensei

I'm intersted in going off grid, partially at 1st and then possibly completely. I'm totally noob when it comes to this stuff and dont want to be ripped off by a provider...

Its just me and the wifey and electricity costs is R800/month. But we are looking to get greener and at "insteading" and so on.

is there a thread here on myBB that exists?
I have learned a lot from: https://powerforum.co.za/
 

Sinbad

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Sitting in garage, installation on Monday.

BTW, paid 1650 ex vat for 330 watt panels
 

hj2k_x

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More like a global shortage...
And still no one has managed to cobble together an equivalent? There has to be a market for a plug n play solution. Especially right now with all this loadshedding with no end in sight.
 

thechamp

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And still no one has managed to cobble together an equivalent? There has to be a market for a plug n play solution. Especially right now with all this loadshedding with no end in sight.
A lithium ion battery plus an inverter? that is what a Tesla battery is basically, lithium ion batteries are available and so are inverters, how hard can it be to connect the positive and negative terminals correctly? if it is a sparky can do that for a fee and mount the setup on the wall, voila! you now have a Powerwall.
 

hj2k_x

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A lithium ion battery plus an inverter? that is what a Tesla battery is basically, lithium ion batteries are available and so are inverters, how hard can it be to connect the positive and negative terminals correctly? if it is a sparky can do that for a fee and mount the setup on the wall, voila! you now have a Powerwall.
Is it as easy as that? Good to know.
 

oober

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Haha guys there are other solutions like the Powerwall, but remember Tesla has an economies of scale advantage + their solution is very elegant and they have a lot of hype in their name. I myself wanted a tesla powerwall but they never had stock. So went with another lithium solution.
 

AirWolf

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Haha guys there are other solutions like the Powerwall, but remember Tesla has an economies of scale advantage + their solution is very elegant and they have a lot of hype in their name. I myself wanted a tesla powerwall but they never had stock. So went with another lithium solution.
Please post details. Thanks.
 

Charly

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Any news on when we will get stock? I've been waiting since our solar system was installed 2 years ago to get one. All compatible (SolarEdge) local batteries can't compete in terms of one or more of the following: cost, size (don't need a whole closet full of them), capacity for the price, rated cycles, warranty.
 

richjdavies

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Check this out - this is the next wave after Lithium batteries... and the price point isn't that far away from a decent LiPO battery either...

https://www.sustainable-energy-solutions.co.za/products/kilowatt-labs-sirius-core-3550-super-capacitor-module-1

45 year projected life... 1 million cycles. Life not affected by rate of charge/discharge...
If it is what it says it is... Then great.

Not sure if I'd trust the manufacturer/warranty until they've got a few more years under their.belt.

Promising what the tech specs say make me sceptical (charging is surely limited by sizing of connectors, underlying boards... Heat effects etc...)
 
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