The world’s first Tesla solar neighborhood is becoming a reality in Austin, Texas, where Tesla is deploying solar roofs and Powerwalls in a new development.
Last year, Tesla signed a successful deal to deploy solar roofs and Powerwalls “at large scale” in a new community in Austin, Texas. The project is in partnership with Brookfield Asset Management and Dacra, where they are offering Tesla Solar Roofs and Powerwalls as a package on new homes in a new 12,000-home development project called Easton Park.
This has been recognized as a significant project for Tesla, where they can enter the new housing market with solar and energy storage.
This project has been going on for a year, but we haven’t heard much about it.
now electrek has learned that Tesla is getting things ready at Easton Park by focusing the solar roof installation crew on new house projects.
Last quarter, we reported that Tesla stopped scheduling new solar roof projects because the product is still behind schedule.
Now sources familiar with the matter have confirmed electrek That Tesla is again starting to plan new solar roof installations for the fourth quarter, and the focus is on new homes, such as those in Easton Park.
Easton Park already has plenty of homes with Tesla solar roofs and Powerwalls, like the one above.
Brookfield Asset Management has several listings with “Tesla Solar Packages” in the Tesla Solar neighborhood:
An Easton Park resident who goes by Mario D explained why he decided to go with the Tesla package:
I did a cost-benefit analysis: I went to the Tesla site and put together similar features to the house we’re buying and what it would cost to add a Tesla roof. There is a huge cost savings when it comes to installing it.
Mario’s system generates more electricity than he needs, and he can sell the rest back to the grid:
I can generate passive income for the long term by using the energy-saving habits I already have.
electrek It was recently reported that Tesla is setting up a company to sell retail electricity in Texas, and that it is deploying a virtual power plant. These new installations in Easton Park could eventually be incorporated into Tesla’s upcoming Texas Virtual Power Plant.
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