With utility costs steadily increasing year after year, many homeowners are dreaming of ways to live off the grid. The Tesla Powerwall has been a game-changer since its initial launch in 2015 and may take us closer to that dream. However, taking your home off-grid is more complicated and expensive than you might think. If you are wondering “can you take Tesla Powerwall 2.0 off-grid?,” our response would be a “yes, but…”
Keep reading to learn how you can take your home off-grid with Tesla Powerwall 2.0 and what exactly that means.
Upfront Costs and No Incentives
If you plan to take your home off-grid, you need to cover the total cost of solar panels and Tesla Powerwall 2.0. Some electric companies help with these costs if you agree to stay on their grid and allow them to use the backup energy. Once you are off the grid, these expenses are entirely your own.
Many residents who switch to solar have done so due to incentives from their energy companies. If you move your system off the grid and are no longer a part of that system, any incentives you have with them could be removed, and you can start to see the actual cost of your system.
Make Sure You Have Enough Storage
While your home is on the grid, the grid acts as your backup storage for energy when you are not producing enough on your own. You must calculate how much energy you are using and if you have a system in place that will supply that same energy and store energy. For many who choose to move off-grid, you will have to purchase multiple batteries to store excess energy for days when you are not absorbing as much as you were.
Updating Your Tesla Powerwall 2.0 to Off-Grid
When you manage your Tesla Powerwall 2.0, you can pair it to your phone and manage the energy you are getting and storing daily. You have the option to select moving your Tesla Powerwall 2.0 off-grid. This will give you an idea of what happens when it is independent of the grid and give you an idea if it can keep up with your needs.
When you move the Tesla Powerwall 2.0 off-grid, understand that only essential functions will be powered first, and if you do not have enough energy, your transition from on-grid to off-grid could be rejected. Your Tesla app will give you a breakdown of how much energy you are using and how much you are getting from the Powerwall.
Are You Ready To Take Your Tesla Powerwall 2.0 Off-Grid?
If you want to move to an off-grid system, the Tesla Powerwall 2.0 will help you get there. You need to be prepared financially and have enough energy support to maintain your lifestyle. At Solar Optimum, we can help you move to solar energy and eventually off-grid with the right system. Contact us today for more information and a quote.