Tesla reduces Solar + home battery pricing following California blackouts



Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) shutoff of electric supply to residents in California’s Bay Area has captured the interest of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who’s announced he will be offering a price reduction of approximately 10% for a solar panel system and Tesla Powerwall battery setup. The reduction will be accessible to anybody considering powering their houses not only the houses in the Bay Area.

After originally tweeting a link to Tesla’s Solar page Tesla.com, Musk added he will be supplying a “~10% price decrease ” in setup price for solar panels and Powerwall batteries for anybody, including people who’ve lost power in response to PG&E’s power shutoff. The blackout triggered by the California-based energy business is part of an effort. PG&E traces were the cause of multiple fires previously, so the business is currently taking every precaution that is necessary to reduce the likelihood of its own traces causing another fire later on.

Cost for fully installed plus battery has been reduced ~10% to help those affected by blackouts

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 12, 2019

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Tesla Solar recently provided a subscription program that would allow homeowners to lease panels . The support costs as little as $45 per month, and is available to both residential and commercial customers.  The option to lease panels includes no permanent contracts which would tie down a commitment and customers together.

Wildfires have been a problem in California. Currently, fires are strewn through Los Angeles county brought on by the winds of the Autumn season. The effort to reduce the environmental impact of forest fires has been increasingly widespread over recent years. However, 2019 is a story that is different, considering that the former year was noted because the wildfire season in California’s heritage. Over 8,500 fires destroyed over 1.89 million acres of property burnt due to fires, inducing the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to spend $432 million through the end of August 2018, according to the Associated Press.

In response to this information of this energy shutoffs, Tesla additional words of advice to vehicle affected owners onto its own app. The company posted a message encouraging drivers to keep their vehicles billed to 100 percent in order to prevent interruptions from driving. Those people who are driving ICE vehicles are considering the impacts of the blackout also, as gasoline stations from California’s affected area have started to shut . Musk also tweeted that he will be installing Tesla Powerpacks at all Supercharger stations in the affected area so as to allow owners to control their vehicles.

Besides the efforts that Tesla has put into place, Musk plans to transition all Supercharger stations to solar energy whenever possible. But the sunny climate of California offers residents a great chance to move from petrol and electric to a more eco-friendly option. Tesla solar will eliminate power blackouts which are utilized to control wildfires in California.

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