As you all know, I’ve been having a lot of fun working with a few readers to dig into the price of Tesla’s Powerwall a bit, and how it compares to competing products. However, something we’ve been assuming, and that I’ve seen all over the interwebs, is apparently wrong. The assumption has been that the $3,000 price for a Powerwall is the wholesale price.
I reached out to Treehouse this week, one of the initially listed Powerwall partners, to find out what kind of markup it would be putting on the Powerwall. I was informed that the Powerwall will actually retail at $3,000 on the site. Wow.
Of course, as stated previously by Tesla, most of us need an installer to hook up the Powerwall if we want to use it, and SolarCity is giving an initial estimate of $7,140 for the whole shebang, or $5,000 for a 9-year lease. But if you are a true DIYer or off-gridder, I think you must be happy to hear this news.
Also, perhaps SolarCity’s prices are a bit high (it does anticipate the price coming down in the coming few years) and perhaps other installation partners will offer a better deal.
Anyhow, next time someone argues that $3,000 is the wholesale price for the Powerwall, you can send them our way.