According to a recent survey sent to local shareholders, Tesla is contemplating becoming a “power provider” in Europe and is looking at bundling Solar, Powerwall and its EV charger together for some form of all-in-one home energy kit.
Tesla has been making further moves in the last few months to grow its solar and energy storage business.
Tesla is now looking to expand in Europe.
According to PV Magazine, Tesla sent a survey to prospective clients in Germany to identify new energy products for market launch.
The survey looks into what it would take for consumers to switch power providers:
“The questionnaire also asks which Tesla products customers would consider buying, including home energy storage; solar panels; a Tesla Wall Connector electric vehicle (EV) charging point; access to a public EV charging network in addition to Tesla fast chargers; and, crucially, the supply of clean electricity.”
They also reference a potential “energy package” that combines solar panels, energy storage, and EV charger together.
Tesla also mentions potential grid services by controlling the charge load:
The company asks: “Suppose your car is charged every morning to meet your daily needs. Under what conditions would you allow Tesla to control the charging time of your car so that it is charged for your daily needs and to offer you a cheaper electricity tariff?” Options include: “If there is a clear financial advantage for me,” “If there are other advantages such as free or cheaper charging at home or on public charging stations,” and “If it helps to increase the share of renewable energies in the energy mix.”
Tesla currently only offers its solar panels and solar roof in the US, but CEO Elon Musk has announced plans to expand the products to other markets in the near future, especially solar roof tiles.
Recently, the company released a new solar panel and slashed prices of its solar installations.
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