Tesla Discontinues 10-Kilowatt-Hour Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla Powerwall hits the wall. Ouch.

The viability of large capacity (base load) renewable energy largely depends on the ability to store its energy for when the wind don’t blow and the sun don’t shine.
If Tesla can’t get the home-economic model right, how are renewables ever to replace cheap, efficient, reliable carbon based energy?!

Answer. They can’t, don’t and won’t. The age of collective green energy eco madness will soon grind to an embarrassing halt.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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Tesla has quietly removed all references to its 10-kilowatt-hour residential battery from the Powerwall website, as well as the company’s press kit. The company’s smaller battery designed for daily cycling is all that remains.

The change was initially made without explanation, which prompted industry insiders to speculate. Today, a Tesla representative confirmed the 10-kilowatt-hour option has been discontinued.

“We have seen enormous interest in the Daily Powerwall worldwide,” according to an emailed statement to GTM. “The Daily Powerwall supports daily use applications like solar self-consumption plus backup power applications, and can offer backup simply by modifying the way it is installed in a home. Due to the interest, we have decided to focus entirely on building and deploying the 7-kilowatt-hour Daily Powerwall at this time.”

The 10-kilowatt-hour option was marketed as a backup power supply capable of 500 cycles, at a price to installers of…

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