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A Growing Number of Island Homeowners Opt for Energy Security

A Growing Number of Island Homeowners Opt for Energy Security

According to The Guam Daily Post, a growing number of Island homeowners opt for energy security. Living an island life is already cost-prohibitive for some of the islanders who spend approximately $1,000 a month on the electricity bill.

Islands, unlike main continents such as the Americas, Europe, Africa, and China, do not generate energy on their own and often import fuels, gas, and oil that caused the price to skyrocket.

Benny and Terry Guerrero run six air conditioners at their spacious Yona residence for 24 hours a day, seven days a week that costs them $1,000 a month on the electric bill alone.

Now they are saying they only have to pay less than $700 after Tesla solar system was installed at their residence. Coupled with solar panels and a Powerwall 2, the couple saw their overall electric bill shaved by $300.

Not only that they do not have to worry about setting aside $1,000 a month on the electric bill, but they have also been getting a refund due to power overproduction.

Tesla, one of the world’s leading electric automaker and renewable energy companies, recently bundled its energy storage and solar products to scale its businesses with a simple objective to turn existing residential homes into viable, independently distributed power plants.

Tesla Powerwall 2 Home Energy Security

The Powerwall 2 gave the islanders a powerful option to generate energy and harass them for their energy security. This allows them to become independent of the public utility without having to worry about energy in case the utilizes goes offline.

For islanders, Tesla products are considered a premium brand in the solar industry. A single Powerwall 2 provides up to 13.5kW for a household living in the islands. This means it can run a refrigerator, receptacles, a modem, and a 9,000 BTU A/C for around 5 to 6 hours.

Elon Musk recently announced that the existing Powerwall 2 units will get up to a 50% power capacity increase via a software update coming next month. It marks the first and significant upgrade for the Powerwall 2 which made the debut in 2016.

Depending on the production date that the Powerwall 2 unit was produced, the customers can see up to 50% power increase based on 30C ambient temperature.

A few days ago, Tesla price hike the solar roof installation projects based on complexity factor. Which resulted in the homeowners who have spent thousands of dollars for work preparation to pay more for the solar roof installation.

Ever since Tesla is offering a free Powerwall 2 to the homeowners to smoothen the price hike. Before the company bundled the solar and energy storage products, the Powerwall 2 was listed on the website for $7,500 per unit.

Tesla’s chief executive officer, Elon Musk, also announced that the company has started production of Powerwall 2 Plus back in November 2020 and is expected to enter the home battery pack market in few months.

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