Japan’s Smart Energy Excellence Award Goes To Tesla Powerwall

Tesla’s Powerwall battery has won Japan’s Smart Energy Excellence Award. This is just one more award in Tesla’s vast and growing collection. Usually, when Tesla wins an award, it’s for a vehicle, not the energy side of the business.

The Powerwall may have won the award due to two factors that are important to the Japanese: affordability and functionality.

In Japan, the Tesla Powerwall with a storage capacity of 13.5kWh costs 990,000 yen, which is around $9,000. The cost of the Powerwall is about a third of the cost of its competitors.

The award was given by ET & IoT Technology, which described Tesla’s Powerwall battery software update function and pointed out that a “Virtual Power Plant” is also possible.

This would allow power supplies to function as a single power plant with a distributed arrangement. Indeed, it is already being used for such purposes in Australia.

Reference- Tesmanian website, Clean Technica, Tesla online Newsroom