Over 300 Tesla Powerwalls Create Japan’s Largest Virtual Power Plant

A virtual power plant (VPP) project consisting exclusively of Tesla Powerwalls on the island of Miyakojima in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, has now become the largest of its kind in the country. The Miyakojima VPP project began in 2021 and today comprises more than 300 Powerwalls, Tesla said in a Japanese blog post. It is the […]

1,500+ Tesla Powerwall Users Have Enrolled into PG&E’s Virtual Power Plant

Tesla and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on Thursday announced that more than 1,500 Powerwall owners have already enrolled in their joint pilot program to create a massive virtual power plant (VPP) in California. VPP resources are in customers’ homes or at their businesses (“behind-the-meter”) in the form of, but not limited to, smart […]

Tesla Virtual Power Plant Pilot Will Pay Powerwall Owners in California

Tesla is asking Powerwall owners in California to join the ‘Tesla Virtual Power Plant’, an Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP) pilot offered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Participants joining to support the grid will earn $2/kWh “for every additional kWh your Powerwall delivers during an event.” Tesla says “addjust your Backup Reserve to set […]

Tesla Powerwalls Are Keeping the Lights On in This Ukrainian Hospital

Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, shared in a Friday tweet that Tesla’s Powerwalls are powering a hospital in Borodyanka, a small town in the Kyiv region, through blackouts. The area was heavily damaged by Russian bombings, and efforts to rebuild are ongoing. “Your tech solutions help [Ukraine],” Fedorov said […]

Tesla Home Chargers Rank No. 1 in Customer Satisfaction, Says J.D. Power

Tesla’s home chargers received the highest satisfaction score on the J.D. Power Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) assessment, according to Automotive News. The annual survey was shared on Thursday, and it asked EV owners about their satisfaction with home chargers based on eight pieces of criteria: reliability, ease-of-use, charger size, cable length, ease of storing/winding the […]

Tesla’s German Customers Get Access to Octopus Energy Power Service

Tesla has launched its Virtual Power Plant in Victoria, Australia last month, and now another company is offering similar services for Tesla Powerwall owners in Germany. On Monday, the German arm of the British electricity provider Octopus Energy unveiled a new program in which it will offer top-up power supply to households with rooftop solar […]

Tesla Unveils Powerwall ‘Virtual Power Plants’ to Help California Grid

According to Electrek, Tesla is launching an opt-in Virtual Power Plant (VPP) project in California, backed entirely by Powerwalls owned by Californians and designed to aid the state’s power grid in times of peak demand. California’s energy grid is expected to have a rough time these next few months — record high temperatures will result in […]

Tesla Powerwall Hits Major Backlog Due to Chip Shortage: Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is testifying in court over the company’s 2016 SolarCity acquisition this week, and Musk shared that the ongoing semiconductor shortage affected the company’s Powerwall production in the second quarter. In court on Monday, Musk said that demand for Tesla’s Powerwalls sits near 80,000 units, though the company will only be able […]

Tesla Powerwalls, Solar Roof to Power Housing Project in Texas

According to a press release Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently shared on Twitter, Tesla Solar is teaming up with Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Dacra to build a large-scale sustainable residential neighborhood in Austin, Texas. Tesla Solar Roof + Powerwall in major new housing development in Austinhttps://t.co/u7NJAswFW2 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2021 Provisionally named […]

Tesla Surpasses 200,000 Powerwall Installs Worldwide

Tesla just announced it has surpassed 200,000 Powerwall installs worldwide, announced on Wednesday afternoon. The company shared the stat, quote-tweeting customer Andru Edwards and his experience with Powerwall and how his lights stayed on during a recent power outage. Just surpassed 200k Powerwall installs globally 🔋🏡☀️ https://t.co/SX0LNLGmGG — Tesla (@Tesla) May 26, 2021 Tesla’s Powerwall […]

Tesla Powerwall+ Energy Storage Specs Revealed

  While Tesla’s Powerwall 2 has been available since 2016, the company’s new Powerwall+ is now being detailed to potential buyers in product information sheets. Tesla plans to share its specifications for the upcoming Powerwall+ energy storage bank, according to a potential Tesla buyer’s product information sheet (via Electrek). The Powerwall is used in tandem […]