Tesla Powerwall: A Comprehensive Guide

Battery storage is quickly becoming essential for both homes and businesses in Humboldt and Del Norte counties with solar power. There are many choices on the market for solar batteries, but Tesla Powerwall is one of the best, offering superior storage capacity along with many other benefits. 

Six Rivers Solar has been a leader in California renewable energy since 1980 and is a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer. If you’re thinking about installing solar battery storage for your home, here’s why our team of experts think you should invest in a Tesla Powerwall.

How Tesla Powerwall Works

Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that works by storing electricity generated from solar panels or the electric grid. They can intelligently manage your home’s energy needs and provide reliable backup during outages, at night, or during on-peak billing hours. Multiple Powerwalls can be stacked together to increase storage capacity, and they will automatically disconnect from the grid and discharge stored electricity to power your home in the event of an outage. Tesla Powerwall batteries are compatible with all major solar inverters and can be integrated with your existing residential or commercial solar energy system or installed with a new one.

Why Choose Tesla Powerwall?

Tesla Powerwall batteries come with a wide range of added features and benefits, making them an ideal complement to most solar energy systems. 

  • High Storage Capacity – Tesla Powerwall batteries have an above average storage capacity of 13.5 kWh per unit. Most solar batteries operate with an average of 10 kWh.  
  • Stackable Design – You can combine multiple Tesla Powerwalls in order to meet your backup power needs. 
  • Easy In-App Monitoring – The Tesla app offers real-time monitoring and controls to help you maximize your renewable energy usage. 
  • Automatic Power Outage Detection – Your Tesla Powerwall will alert you immediately and automatically shift your energy usage in the event of a grid outage. 
  • 10-Year Warranty – Tesla Powerwall batteries come with a 10-year warranty, one of the best in the industry. 
  • Storm Watch – Tesla Powerwall will monitor your local weather conditions and automatically charge to full capacity in the event of extreme weather to prepare for a potential outage. 

Types of Tesla Powerwall Solar Battery Systems

Tesla has been manufacturing Powerwall solar batteries since 2015 and has released several new versions that build on the success of the original Tesla Powerwall. At Six Rivers Solar, we only install the Tesla Powerwall 3 because it’s Tesla’s newest battery storage system and it offers significant advancements compared to its predecessors.

Tesla Powerwall 3

Tesla Powerwall 3 has a higher power output, which allows it to start and run large loads, like an air conditioner. 

Tesla Powerwall 2

Tesla’s high-capacity solar battery system with 13.5 kWh of storage and 5 kW of continuous power output. 

Tesla Powerwall+

The same high-capacity 13.5kWh of battery storage and 5kW of continuous power output as the Tesla Powerwall 2 with an integrated inverter. 

Tesla Powerwall Cost & Incentives

Tesla Powerwall systems are some of the more expensive options for solar batteries, with a single unit reaching up to $10,000. However, Tesla does offer discounts when you install additional units. The exact cost of your solar battery installation will depend on a few different factors, including how many batteries you install, your electrical system, and the overall complexity of the installation. The best way to find out exactly how much your Tesla Powerwall installation will cost is with a free consultation with Six Rivers Solar.

Luckily, there are also incentives available to make solar installations more affordable in 2024, like the solar tax credit. Also known as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), the solar tax credit covers 30% of the total cost of solar panel and battery storage installation. Solar batteries can also help you maximize your benefits for net metering incentives, allowing you to use stored energy during peak TOU rates.

Six Rivers Solar: The North Coast’s Certified Tesla Powerwall Installer 

With over 40 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners and businesses generate their own electricity. We’re local to the Redwood Curtain and understand that there’s no one solar solution to fit every home. That’s why we design custom solar energy systems for every client, hand-picking each component to meet your specific needs. Ready to get started?

Schedule a free consultation for Tesla Powerwall installation today. Call 707-443-5652 or contact us online to get started.