Elon Musk recently hinted at potentially increasing the Powerwall availability, thus accommodating tens of thousands of customers still waiting on their home energy storage unit.
Since the inception of Powerwall, demand has far exceeded supply and still does to this day. The demand is exceptionally high in the US and Australian markets, but production constraints prevent Tesla from meeting the necessary quotas. Elon Musk’s latest tweets suggest a relief might be just around the corner, although no exact date is given.
“Order a Tesla Powerwall battery for blackout protection!” Musk tweeted. His call to action coincided with recent electricity issues and blackouts in California, raising concerns that such problems were to persist. However, upon clicking on the link provided in the tweet, customers learn that they can still only get a Powerwall if they purchase Tesla solar panels to go along with it.
As a reminder, the demand for the Powerwall got so high at one point that Tesla simply had to stop taking orders for the home battery storage and instead packaged Powerwalls with solar power systems.
Since the initial tweet has received a lot of attention and sparked a great deal of curiosity over standalone Powerwalls, Musk had to intervene and post a follow-up tweet. “For now, supply is too low, but ordering a Powerwall by itself should be possible end of year,” Musk elaborated.
The follow-up tweet suggests that Tesla might finally ramp up the production of Powerwall units and meet the never-ending demand. Currently, the company is handling many solar installations, likely due to the fact it’s the only way to get a Powerwall for the time being.