Tesla In-Car App To Soon Offer Solar Roof & Powerwall Monitoring

3 months ago by Steven Loveday 3

Tesla Powerwall 2.0

Soon Tesla owners will be able to check solar roof and powerwall status, as well as manage settings via an in-car app.

Elon musk went on a bit of a Tweetstorm again recently, and out of it came some new information. Being that Musk believes that eventually most customers will also go solar, and invest in a Powerwall, the company has already taken steps to further integrate the products.

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Mobile App now shows Powerwall and Solar energy flow

The updated mobile app allows those with solar roofs and Powerwalls to check power status and adjust settings via their devices. This is simply on par with many of the new home management systems in which users can mobily adjust their thermostat, engage or disengage alarms, monitor energy usage, etc.

Basically, with access to the app, Tesla owners can check how their home system is using power. Is the power coming from the Powerwall, or the solar system, or from the local grid? This way, you can see exactly what is happening at any given time.

We recently reported about YouTuber, DeRage, tapping into Tesla’s API to create a program that shows vehicle and home data all in once place. He used a program called Splunk to design dashboards for such information.

Soon, if you own a Tesla vehicle and a home solar system, you will be able to do this yourself, using the car’s touch screen. Being able to see vehicle energy consumption, along with home energy consumption, and especially being able to tie them together, will be a helpful tool. If you happen to have a non-Tesla home system, something like DeRage designed would be the next best thing.

This is just another way for Tesla and Musk to further tie all products together, in hopes that consumers will come to Tesla for all their needs, instead of a third party.

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3 responses to "Tesla In-Car App To Soon Offer Solar Roof & Powerwall Monitoring"

  1. Four Electrics says:

    With grid solar projected already cheaper than home solar (at least in some areas), why would you buy solar and a Powerwall? Only to protect against an extended (multi-day) power blackout. It’s not a bad reason, but how many will bite?

    1. How can grid solar be cheaper? If it’s home solar, it can be entirely free (once it’s paid off).

  2. Some utility jurisdictions do not provide net metering (or if they do, it is not advantageous) so these people may want to just stay off the grid most of the time.

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