The Tesla Powerwall: The best things to know from an approved and accredited installer 

September 1, 2023
5 min read

We’re an approved and accredited Tesla Powerwall Installer. It’s one of many labels we have at Green Building Renewables that we’re proud to possess. Just like award-winning renewables company or fast growing nationwide renewables network, it’s a description that we want our customers to know about. But what does it mean? What is the Tesla Powerwall? What does it mean to be an approved and accredited installer of the Tesla Powerwall? And what benefits can it bring to you, our customers?  

In this blog, we’ll describe the key things you should know about Tesla Powerwalls.

What is the Tesla Powerwall? 

Tesla Powerwalls are advanced lithium-ion battery storage systems designed to store excess energy generated by solar panels. These sleek and efficient devices offer a range of benefits that make them an attractive addition to new or existing solar installations. 

And yes, they are made by the same Tesla that makes the cars. 

What are the benefits of a Tesla Powerwall? 

Here are some of the benefits of Tesla Powerwalls for solar installations in the UK: 

  • Energy Independence: By storing surplus energy during peak production hours, homeowners and businesses can rely on stored energy during periods of low solar generation or grid outages. This mitigates the need to draw electricity from the grid during peak demand times, reducing electricity bills and providing a greater degree of energy independence. 
  • Time-of-Use Optimisation: Powerwalls are capable of intelligently managing energy consumption based on utility pricing structures. They can charge when electricity rates are low and discharge during peak-rate periods, resulting in significant cost savings over time. 
  • Emergency Backup: One of the most compelling features of Powerwalls is their ability to provide seamless backup power during grid disruptions. This is particularly valuable in regions prone to extreme weather events or areas with unreliable power infrastructure. 
  • Grid Support: Powerwalls can be configured for grid support functions, such as load shifting and frequency regulation. These capabilities contribute to grid stability and help integrate more renewable energy sources into the overall energy mix. 

Can Tesla Powerwalls be integrated into existing solar arrays? 

Yes. Yes, they can. Integrating Tesla Powerwalls with existing solar arrays has emerged as a game-changing strategy in recent years. Tesla Powerwalls, and other battery storage systems, not only enhance your energy self-sufficiency but also contribute to a more resilient and eco-friendly energy system.  

Of course, Tesla Powerwalls can also be installed with new systems. See our current deal here. But did you know you don’t need to have solar to have a Powerwall? You can install a Powerwall without solar; if you have the availability of cheap off-peak electricity, it can just act as a storage device for this cheap tariff and discharge when prices are higher.

How do you integrate Tesla Powerwalls with existing solar arrays? 

Integrating Tesla Powerwalls with an existing solar array involves the installation of the battery storage system alongside a pre-existing solar panel setup. This integration should always be carried out by certified professionals or approved and accredited Tesla Powerwall Installers like us to ensure safety, efficiency, and optimal performance. The process typically includes: 

  • Assessment: A thorough evaluation of the existing solar system, energy consumption patterns, and the specific requirements of the customer is conducted. This assessment guides the design of the Powerwall integration to best suit the customer’s needs. 
  • Installation: Certified technicians install the Powerwall (or Powerwalls), connecting them to the solar array and the building’s electrical system. Integration might also involve the installation of inverters and monitoring systems to ensure seamless communication and operation. 
  • Configuration: The system is configured to optimise energy storage, consumption, and distribution. This step includes programming the Powerwalls to follow customised charging and discharging patterns based on the user’s preferences and energy goals. 
  • Monitoring and Maintenance: A key advantage of Tesla Powerwalls is the ability to monitor energy production, storage, and usage through user-friendly interfaces. Routine maintenance and updates can also be performed by us to ensure the system’s longevity and efficiency. 

What are the advantages of purchasing from an approved supplier like Green Building Renewables? 

Choosing an approved Tesla Powerwall supplier for the installation or integration of a Powerwall offers customers a range of benefits: 

  • Expertise and Experience: Approved suppliers have the training and expertise required to seamlessly integrate Powerwalls with existing solar systems. Our experience will ensure a smooth installation process and optimised system performance. No approved installers cannot offer the same peace of mind. 
  • Warranty and Support: Working with approved suppliers, like Green Building Renewables, ensures that customers receive the full benefits of Tesla’s warranty and support services. This peace of mind is crucial for long-term system reliability. 
  • Customisation: Approved suppliers can tailor the Powerwall integration to match the unique energy needs and goals of each customer. This customization maximizes energy savings and enhances system efficiency. 
  • Compliance and Safety: Certified professionals adhere to safety regulations and industry standards during the installation process. This minimizes potential risks and ensures the system operates safely. 
  • Access to Updates: Approved suppliers have access to the latest product updates and advancements, allowing customers to benefit from the most cutting-edge technology and features. 

How can I get £350 for a Tesla Powerwall? 

You may have heard about how you can get £350 for installing a Tesla Powerwall. It’s true, right now, you can! 

Customers who install and register their Powerwall(s) between 11 August 2023, and 31 December 2023, will receive a £350 rebate for each Powerwall. You can install a single Powerwall or multiple Powerwalls. After your Powerwall(s) have been installed, connected to the internet and registered, you can submit your rebate request in the Tesla app. Once confirmed, Tesla will transfer the funds of your eligible rebate to your nominated bank account. 

If you are interested in Tesla Powerwalls for your existing solar array or for a new solar array for your home, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. For more information and all our FAQs on Tesla Powerwalls, head to our dedicated website page here.  

Written By:

john gilham technical manager
John Gilham
When it comes to renewables, our Group Technical Manager, John Gilham is a big deal! Both metaphorically and literally speaking; his massive knowledge about all things renewable and low energy is matched by his physical presence. In 2016, John co-founded GoEco Renewables with our MD Chris Delaney, which marked a pivotal moment in his career. The move reflected his commitment to sustainable energy and positioned him as a leader in the industry. Want to know more about John then click here: Read More

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