Tesla just installed Solar/Powerwalls. The system has not been activated yet. I’m just starting to read the documents.
I was given a little black Internet connected device. It’s about 5 x 5 inches and 1/2 inch thick. It says “SolarCity” on the front.
From what I’ve read this is called a “Neo Gateway”.
Do I need this?
I’m thinking not. From what I’ve read, because I have Powerwalls, a “Backup Gateway” is part of my system. This “Backup Gateway” is connected to the Internet and appears to have all of the functionality to observe the juice from my utility provider, the photovoltaic system, and the Powerwalls.
Furthermore, It appears that there is a MySolarCity app that appears deprecated.
My Tesla app (I also own a Model 3) appears to see the Solar/Powerwall system just fine.
Is it fair to say with new Tesla Solar/Powerwall installations that the SolarCity Neo Gateway and MySolaryCity app are just holdovers from a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and are no longer part of new Solar/Powerwall installations?
If this is the case, I’m wondering why they gave me this Neo Gateway?
What am I missing?