Solar power will feed exclusively to Powerwall. Powerwall will interface only between utility meter & house main breaker panel, enabling super simple install & seamless whole house backup during utility dropouts.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 22, 2021
Electrek reported last month that Tesla’s website had started telling potential Powerwall buyers that the only way to get the in-demand battery would be to order solar panels too, so it looks like this policy works both ways. Beyond just tying two big-ticket items together, Musk went on to say that “Tesla can unlock higher capabilities for free via software update next month” for Powerwall 2, and that for new installations, solar power will feed exclusively to the battery.
Of course, as Electrek also mentioned, even if you already have a contract with Tesla for your panels, it may have altered the deal with a higher price than originally estimated, citing “roof complexity.”
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