Tesla App Update Now Allows Powerwalls Owners To Access Electricity Info

1 month ago by Mark Kane 7

Tesla Solar Panels & Powerwall

Tesla has updated its app for Android and iOS, introducing a new feature; an energy flow monitor for both Powerwall and solar installation.

Checking the actual status is possible from the same app, which is also used to manage the Model S and Model X.

“Engage with Powerwall: monitor how much energy is stored from solar, used by your home, or exported to the grid”

It’s one of many integrations that Tesla is implementing after acquisition of SolarCity.

Beside checking real-time values, owners are now enabled to receive specific event notifications – like a grid power outage.

Another feature is to force powerwall to charge, such as in the case of an expected power outage.

Tesla app - Engage with Powerwall: monitor how much energy is stored from solar, used by your home, or exported to the grid

Tesla app – Engage with Powerwall: monitor how much energy is stored from solar, used by your home, or exported to the grid

source: The Verge

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7 responses to "Tesla App Update Now Allows Powerwalls Owners To Access Electricity Info"

  1. Ron M says:

    Wow Elon Musk paid at least $593 million in income tax in 2016. How many CEO’s let you know how much they paid in income taxes. P.S. Elon tell Trump to release his tax returns.

  2. yoyodyn says:

    Is Tesla working on any V2H or V2G tech? With the large battery in the Teslas seems like you could run a home for quite a while.

    1. TimE says:

      From the perspective of someone with an EV + Solar that tries to minimize their grid use, it really does make much better sense to use energy storage than doing V2H or V2G. The only time V2H would be nice is extremely extended power outages in the winter.

      Have my site survey scheduled for the PowerWall 2 scheduled for next Thursday!

      1. Anon says:

        Cool. Let us know how that goes. 🙂

  3. NL says:

    I don’t see how the Powerwall pencils out in places like California where the grid is mostly dependable and you get to use it as a virtual battery, selling back your excess generation at retail prices. For the infrequent blackout scenario, just buying a generator makes more sense, financially.

    1. DJ says:

      Financially it doesn’t make sense. Then again it isn’t like Teslas products are known for making sense fiscally 🙂

  4. Alfred says:

    Power Flow should include the car!

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