InsideEVs Contributor Talks Tesla Powerwall, Solar, EV App Integration – Video
InsideEVs’ own, Michael Beinenson, has quite a wealth of information about the Tesla app’s interface and performance in integrating and tracking EV charging, the Tesla Powerwall, rooftop solar, and grid use.
Like Tesla’s Kim paid Michael a visit since he’s one of the first to receive and put to use his brand-new Powerwall 2. Michael has contributed at InsideEVs for some time, reported on some live events, and is the former president of the EV Club of the South. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more valuable and knowledgeable source than Michael, and his setup is super-impressive, to say the least.
Kim does a great job asking Michael all the right questions. In about 6-8 minutes, he makes everything abundantly clear, along with making some of us a bit jealous. The end of the video adds a series of outtakes with even further information. He told Kim:
“My little system has about 5.5 kW production or capacity. In a normal beautiful day like today I could generate 30 kWh of battery. During the week, there’s nobody at home, the solar keeps producing it (power) and it gets sold to Georgia power.”
For those of you that haven’t had an opportunity to experience the Tesla app in this capacity, it’s beyond intuitive and easy-to-use. The system of overlays makes your usage crystal clear. Micheal, who has a solid palate of knowledge when it comes to technology, and, of course, all things Tesla, shared:
“I think Tesla has done a fantastic job with this app.”
Additionally, Michael recommends Google’s Project Sunroof, to see how your home can benefit from a solar installation. If you haven’t seen it, surely check it out. It’s useful and exceptionally well done.
In a few days, we should have a more detailed/interesting review of Michael’s system (from Michael) that also includes how it worked during Irma, and dispelling “one big misconception that people do not realize about Powerall”.