Tesla’s authorized reseller and distributor installed first Powerwall system with Solaredge inverter in South Africa.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is rapidly introducing its residential home storage battery, the Powerwall, across the world. American, Australians, British and German already have the technology at their homes. Now the first South African household has the battery system and solar kit.
BrightBlack Energy announced, in partnership with Tesla Energy’s authorized distributor Rubicon, that it has completed the installation of the first Tesla Powerwall along with Solaredge Technologies Inc StorEdge solution in South Africa, the birthplace of CEO Elon Musk.
The solar-energy company, which is also Tesla Energy’s authorized reseller, initially conducted an on-site assessment of Mrs. Bolton’s electricity requirements and set up a Siemens Electricity Meter for having consumption data. Using the data, BrightBlack installed the solar system, which includes the Powerwall, StorEdge Inverter, and a series of photovoltaic solar panels. It also highlighted power optimizer that links to each photovoltaic module, which increases power output and assists in monitoring performance of the modules.
Ms. Bolton said in a press release: “The cost was significant but we did the math and expect it to have paid for itself within about 8 years. Besides, the true value comes in other areas such as aligning to my personal goal to reduce our families impact on the environment was key and my husband runs a business from home which simply cannot be without power.”
The owner financed the system via First National Bank (FNB) home loan account and she believes the technology would make her property more attractive at the time of sales, helping her cover the initial cost. Like many Tesla car owners, she intends to reduce family’s environmental impact.
Tesla Energy productions are being produced at the company’s $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant, the Gigafactory, located in Reno, Nevada. Earlier this year, Cape Town’s Mayor confirmed in February that she has been rubbing shoulders with Mr. Musk and the company will opening its new office soon.