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Powerwall energy monitoring mobile app

Tesla adds energy monitoring to mobile app ahead of Powerwall 2 delivery

Powerwall energy monitoring mobile app

We found an interesting article that could be of interest to those of you who are thinking of having the Tesla Powerwall II installed your home. Tesla has launched an updated version of its smartphone app, which will allow customers to monitor and manage their home energy use through the same mobile platform as their EV – should they be fortunate enough to have all of the above.

The new feature gives Tesla Powerwall customers 24/7 visibility of their solar and storage “power flow”, offering them the option to control their energy storage reserves in anticipation of bad weather or planned utility outages.

What the app does

The app – which customers can download as soon a customer’s Powerwall is installed and connected – also detects unforeseen grid outages, and automatically switches the house over battery power, usually without interruption. The app then alerts homeowners that the house is running off-grid.

It also alerts customers to energy and money saving opportunities.

Powerwall II

The update comes as Australian consumers await the delivery of their pre-ordered 14kWh Powerwall 2 battery units – Tesla’s second generation home storage system that offers more than double the capacity of its predecessor at around half the cost per kWh.

At the Australian launch of the Powerwall 2 in Melbourne last month, the company said installations would begin in April. And while there has been no official word from Tesla that this has been pushed out by another month, some frustrated customers have suggested it’s looking more like May.

But keeping up with demand is not a terrible problem to have, and Tesla has assured customers its gigafactory in Nevada is rapidly ramping up production; it will need to, if the company is on the mark with its prediction that 100 per cent of Australian homes with rooftop solar would also have battery storage within the next 10 years.

This article was originally published on RenewEconomy website.