Solstra is a Tesla Powerwall 2 Certified Installer
Solstra is a certified installer of the Tesla Powerwall 2.
Our work reflects Tesla’s high standards of workmanship, installation quality and customer care that we maintain ourselves as a reputable, licensed electrician.
Tesla Powerwall 2 installers Melbourne
We are available as your qualified and certified contractor for residential and commercial Powerwall installation projects across Melbourne.
What is a Tesla Powerwall 2?
The Tesla Powerwall 2 system stores energy from solar or the grid and makes it available on demand, providing energy storage for self-consumption, load shifting, off-grid use or backup power.
App-controlled features make it possible to monitor and dictate your power storage and usage to suit your needs.
These units are compact (1150mm x 753mm x 147mm), attractive and easy to integrate into existing energy systems. The electrical interface makes for simple connection to any home or building.
Up to ten Tesla Powerwall 2 units can be incorporated into a system. Each Tesla Powerwall 2 has a capacity of 13.5kWh of battery storage.
There are many options for mounting, including:
- side-by-side or stacked
- on the floor or wall
- indoor or outdoor.
Limitations do apply in some instances, depending on the environment and the amount of Powerwalls to be installed.
Why choose a Tesla Powerwall 2
Power generated by the sun or purchased from the grid at cheaper off-peak times can then be used at peak times, like in the evenings, when you would normally use grid-sourced power and pay peak rates.
You can control and personalise your Powerwall to suit your energy requirements and usage. Use your stored energy anytime, when you choose.
- Have backup electricity when the power is out.
- Monitor and control your energy usage.
- Be independent from the grid.
- Boast environmentally friendly power usage.
- Save money!
Tesla Powerwall 2 is also backed by a 10-year manufacturer warranty.
Tesla Powerwall 2 backup power
Always have power! Your Powerwall automatically becomes your energy source when grid power is unavailable. Continue to operate your home or business as normal during outages and recharge your backup power when the sun comes up or grid power returns.
Maintain free backup power for use when you would normally use grid power. Always have power:
- during an outage or blackout
- in the night or early morning
- when there is low solar available.
You have the freedom to choose how much backup power is stored and when it is used. For example, you could have a whole-home backup or partial-home back up. More Powerwall units can be added to keep your house running during longer outages or if your power usage changes.
With Powerwall automatically detecting outages and managing changeover to and from backup power, the transition is seamless. No more nasty interruptions at critical times – like during Zoom calls!
Is a Tesla Powerwall 2 worth it?
Reduce your reliance on the grid
It’s reassuring (and a little empowering!) to know that your system has the capacity to run independently and off-grid.
Store power sourced at a cheaper rate for use when power is normally more expensive. Customise settings using your Tesla Powerwall 2 app, for personalised savings.
Reduce your carbon footprint
Recharge with clean energy when paired with solar, and use this energy when there is no grid power or during times when there is no solar. It’s a greener way to use power.
It’s an innovative, quality product
Tesla is a New Energy Tech Approved Seller with quality products and exceptional customer support. You can use your Powerwall on its own or even combine it with other Tesla products.
Tesla continually provides updates to Powerwall so you know that you will always have the best version possible. Powerwall even has the ability to limit charge or discharge power based on its operating temperature, to improve the life of the battery. Wow!
Aside from its cool features and functionality, aesthetically, Tesla Powerwall 2 is modern, compact and easy to install.
Tesla Powerwall 2 app
You will be stunned at the amount of insight, monitoring ability and control that Tesla’s app gives you for customising your energy usage.
With the app you can see details like:
- Amount of solar energy generated by your system (estimation)
- Power usage (in increments of solar, Powerwall and grid power)
- Solar offsets against overall energy usage
- Alerts before severe weather
- Outage monitoring
Knowledge is power… right? Optimise your energy usage based on graphs showing usage over time, your lifestyle and utilise your back-up power when it’s most economical.
Your existing electrical system
The Tesla Powerwall 2 can be installed and integrated into:
- Any new or existing solar system
- New or existing systems running grid power only (supporting Backup-only Mode).
- Some existing solar systems with a backup generator (where possible).
Using stored power generated from the grid or from solar (or both), your Powerwall can run your home independent of the grid. Powerwall must always be connected to the grid (even though it can run independently of the grid).
Your premises may require electrical upgrades prior to your Tesla Powerwall 2 installation which is determined during the home assessment process.
Tesla Powerwall 2 for your Business
Generators are the energy dinosaurs of the previous era. They require never ending maintenance (a continuing, recurring cost) and not to mention employee downtime during outages and liaising with contractors when they fail.
With Tesla Powerwall 2, your systems, safety lighting, communications and computers can all be maintained during outages and transition to back-up power with minimal disruption. You can still operate as you were – what a dream.
Tesla Powerwall 2 installation
Here’s exactly what we will be installing and what to expect for your installation process.
What does a ‘Powerwall system’ include?
- A Powerwall battery (or batteries)
- A Backup Gateway
- Standard electrical hardware.
‘Standard hardware’ will vary and is specific to each installation. It ensures compliance with electrical codes and can include circuit breaker panels, junction boxes and conduit. Where possible, electrical hardware can be hidden in walls.
The backup gateway controls the operation of the system, allows remote monitoring of energy usage and controls connection with the grid, automatically managing the transition to and from backup operation.
Preferred installation location
You have the opportunity to submit a preferred location for your Tesla Powerwall 2 installation, which will be taken into account by the technicians designing your system.
There are environmental considerations and specifications for Tesla Powerwall 2 that are important to keep in mind if submitting a preferred location.
- Installation can be indoors or outdoors.
- Powerwall is water, dust and humidity resistant.
- Powerwall’s operating temperature range is -20°C to 50°C.
Installation should be avoided where there is:
- exposure to direct sunlight, or sustained high or low temperatures
- flooding, snow, or proximity to water sources (downpipes, taps, sprinklers)
- heavy leaves, debris or dense bush (that block ventilation).
A typical residential installation takes up to a full day and the power will be turned off for a minimum of four hours during this time.
Powerwall installation for larger systems where complex electrical work is required, or where a full solar system or additional solar batteries are being installed, may take longer than a full day.
It is helpful if you clear the installation area and key access points prior to our arrival on the day. We may have more than one electrician working at your property. You may need to be home for access reasons and may be asked to be available through the day.
After installation, Powerwall is operational and you can enjoy your Tesla Powerwall 2 backup power!
You can then download the Tesla Powerwall 2 app and commence tailoring and monitoring your energy usage. Our team is available to guide you through app setup and provide expert advice to get you started.
Caring for your Powerwall
Tesla Powerwall 2 does not require pre-scheduled preventative maintenance, however there are some care tips you should know for protecting and preserving your new Powerwall system.
- Keep the sides clear of debris to maintain airflow.
- Don’t lean on it, stack or hang anything on it.
- Clean it with a soft, lint-free cloth.
- Avoid cleaning solvents and exposure to harsh chemicals.
- Ensure all covers are in place during operation.
Who can install Tesla Powerwall?
Tesla Powerwall 2 is a hard-wired, electrical appliance. Legally in Australia, all hard-wired electrical appliances must be installed by a licensed electrician.
To maintain your warranty and for your own safety, ensure that your Tesla Powerwall 2 is installed by a registered and licensed electrical contractor who is also a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer.
This means that all electrical work is undertaken in compliance with Australian Electrical Safety Standards and the Electrical Safety Act 1998.
Tesla Powerwall 2 certified installers
Solstra is a registered and licensed electrical contractor who is certified by Tesla to install Tesla Powerwall systems.
We deal only with quality brands, such as Tesla, for solar batteries and EV charger installations. By selecting Solstra for your installation, you are assured that your project is being completed by an installer that has a direct and certified partnership with Tesla.
Solstra for your Tesla Powerwall installation
Solstra can install your Tesla Powerwall 2 on arrangement with Tesla and you are welcome to advise that Solstra is your preferred certified installer. We can install any Tesla product on request or direct arrangement.
As solar specialists, Solstra has installed countless small and large-scale solar and solar battery systems across Melbourne for residential, small commercial and industrial customers. It’s our thing.
Our systems are safe, efficient and carefully designed by our team of qualified electricians to adequately serve the energy needs of the home or business they are powering.
Solstra is registered with Energy Safe Victoria as a licensed electrical contractor, operating in compliance with Australian Electrical Safety Standards and the Electrical Safety Act 1998.
Get a quote now
Tesla Powerwall 2 installation costs can vary. A typical Powerwall + installation package may cost anywhere between $12,000 – $16,000. There can be many variables , including the size of the Powerwall system and what is needed for integration into your existing electrical system.
Additional factors include:
- the amount of Powerwalls to be installed
- the mounting style/configuration
- the complexity of electrical work required
- the size/state of the existing electrical system
- additional electrical upgrades (if needed).
If you would like to know more about Tesla Powerwall 2 installation costs or you are ready to install, contact us today for a chat or an obligation-free inspection of your premises.
Solstra is a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer and one of our professional, qualified electricians can visit your premises at a time convenient for you. We are a local business offering personalised service and friendly, straight up advice.
Get your Tesla Powerwall 2 backup power moving. Contact us today for a chat or an obligation-free inspection of your premises by one of our professional, fully-qualified electricians.
Difference between Tesla Powerwall 1 and 2
Tesla Powerwall 2 is the second generation of Tesla Powerwall. It is still commonly referred to as Tesla Powerwall or just Powerwall. Tesla Powerwall 2 is Tesla’s newest solar battery. Tesla Powerwall 2 has double the amount of battery storage (13.5kWh), in a smaller unit.
Does Tesla Powerwall have to be installed outside?
Tesla Powerwall 2 can be installed indoors or outdoors. We have included some environmental considerations for selecting your preferred location.
How long does a Tesla Powerwall 2 last?
Tesla Powerwall is backed by a 10-year manufacturer warranty. It’s important to note that the warranty term depends on the system being reliably connected to internet (wifi) to allow remote firmware upgrades from Tesla. If connection is not established or interrupted for an extended period, warranty may be limited to 4 years.
Can my Powerwall come with me when I move house?
Yes! However, moving your Powerwall and Gateway will incur a removal and installation fee. Solstra can complete your relocation as your certified installer.