Powered entirely by solar energy, the Tesla Tiny House hits the road in Melbourne
Tesla has created a mobile Tiny House (towed by a Model X) to showcase their latest solar energy products as well as Tesla’s Powerwall energy storage solution. This 2-kW solar power system can store enough energy to keep the Tiny House completely powered. Made entirely of sustainable material, such as timber that was locally sourced, the Tiny House weighs 2 tonnes, and it’s dimensions are 6m x 2.2m x 4m.
This towable house uses 6 solar panels and one Powerwall. The Tiny House includes a design studio including a configurator, in order to allow homeowners to understand more and actually experience how the solar products being exhibited can be used at their very own residences. Customers can also design their very own solar power solution as per the needs of their residences– something quite handy and helpful for those with large homes, and are looking to cut down on exorbitant energy bills.
Although priced steep— a 14-kW Powerwall is priced at $5,500 without installation or supporting hardware— Tesla’s solar energy products can help with long-term savings.
Starting with Melbourne, Tesla plans to continue the road trip by visiting other Australian cities like Brisbane, Sydney, and Adelaide. Additionally, the company is also allowing interested customers from Australia to request the tiny house in their location via the Tesla website, so that nobody misses out on these solar power offerings.
With solar energy being a great, environment-friendly way to power our homes, these products by Tesla seem like a convenient— although expensive at first— way to keep our residences fully functional. What’s great about this is the fact that Tesla’s allowing curious customers to actually experience these products in the Tiny House, as well as get an idea of their personal solar energy needs. Only time will tell whether this idea by Tesla has worked or not, but it sure does seem promising.