Tesla will soon begin installations of powerwall home battery in Japan


On: Oct 2019

The world’s top leading automaker, Tesla just installed its largest energy storage project in Asia and deploying the hardware took just two days. It is earlier reported that, the carmaker may be the ticket to receiving solar industry of Japan back off the ground. But, the current solar energy situation of Japan is bleak. This is because of the nation’s tariff system. Additionally, the energy storage units are firmly expensive in Japan. So that it’s assumed that the powerwall of Tesla would price out at least at or even above present competition, but surprisingly, that is not the situation.

And now, Tesla Inc will begin installing its Powerwall home power storage batteries in Japan in the net season of spring, the United States electric car and battery maker stated on Tuesday, remarking the product’s debut in Asia.

Reportedly, the 13.5 kilowatt-hour Powerwall can be able to store power created through the solar panels and that costs about 990,000 yen along with the Backup Gateway system that maintains the grid connection, but eliminating installation costs and retail tax.

It is reported that, the powerwall home battery will be sold directly online by the automaker or through specific third-party installers. Tesla has been accepting orders online from numerous Japanese customers since the year 2016, but still, it had not declared when installations would commence.

The country manager of energy products in Japan, Shinji Asakura said that, “Tesla positively believes that the home battery market of Tesla has tremendous growth potential.” He had also guaranteed to offer reduced power prices to activation of the solar development which are beginning to expire at the end of this year.

He said that, the requirement for backup power supply during interruption because of the natural disasters also provides growth probability. A company official said that, the firm has installed Powerwall systems at around 50,000 sites in almost seven nations since its launch in the year 2015.