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Tesla kills its largest Powerwall home battery

by Todd Haselton | March 24, 2016March 24, 2016 6:39 am PST

Nearly a year ago, Tesla introduced the “Powerwall” an in-home battery that can recharge itself using solar panels. The company introduced two models at the time, including 7kWh and 10kWh models. Now it has slimmed down its offering to just the 7kWh option, according to GreenTechMedia, which noticed Tesla no longer advertises the larger home battery pack and spoke to Tesla recently.

“The Daily Powerwall supports daily use applications like solar self-consumption plus backup power applications, and can offer backup simply by modifying the way it is installed in a home,” Tesla explained to the news outlet. “Due to the interest, we have decided to focus entirely on building and deploying the 7-kilowatt-hour Daily Powerwall at this time.” It seems most shoppers found that option was able to fit their needs and, ultimately, was also the cheaper of the two.

GreenTechMedisuggests that, perhaps, Tesla isn’t seeing a whole lot of interest in either model, since neither provides a better end-user experience than the latest backup generators. Looks like Tesla has some work to do if it wants to remain in this space.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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