Tesla Powerwall – good news for South Africa

The Tesla Powerwall home battery is going to be available in South Africa and will be offered with the StorEdge inverter system from SolarEdge.

That’s the word from Lior Handelsman, founder and head of marketing and product strategy at SolarEdge. He said they will introduce StorEdge to the South African market later in 2015.

“This solution is capable of offering both energy backup and daily energy management for maximum self-consumption and electricity bill reduction,” said Handelsman.

He added that the StorEdge system is designed for optimal integration with the Tesla Powerwall battery, and will be provided with it.

News that the Powerwall is coming to South Africa follows Tesla’s confirmation that its new home battery will roll out worldwide by the end of 2016.

“Right now, the Powerwall is available through solar installers, utilities, and energy companies, who can offer Powerwall with installation, which allows for rapid deployment around the world,” a Tesla spokesperson told MyBroadband.

“We work closely with partners to make sure they are qualified and able to install and service the technology.”

While Tesla’s confirmation did bode well for the country, no local partners for the new home battery system were announced.

Soltra Energy CEO Jack Ward said at the time he believes that not only will the Tesla Powerwall come to South Africa, it will be here “faster than many would think.”

Handelsman said release dates and pricing for the Powerwall battery and StorEdge inverter systems have not yet been confirmed.

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