Submitted by RCorsa on December 30, 2019
Hi everybody. I’m a long time Tesla customer since 2012. I’m building a new home near Seattle and are planning on using the Powerwall (2) as a backup generator which I placed a deposit for in September of 2018.
I’m told by Tesla that they need to be installed by a certified installer. We are getting ready for electrical work and one local installer quoted me $24,000 for the two batteries and install. our general electrician isn’t certified but talked to a Tesla rep who said the install is included with the batteries or maybe subsidized. I’ve seen posts here for around 13-14k installed for 2 PW which is what I was thinking it would be initially.
I asked the company that quoted me the 24k and he said “Tesla quotes are always inaccurate and low” but it sounds like with folks here on the west coast getting them installed for 13-14 so this guy may be pulling a fast one?
I know when I’ve done other Tesla charging projects for the 240 wall charger companies were all over the map from $500-$3000 but this is obviously a bigger deal.
Any real world advice here would be much appreciated!
At this point planning on charging from the city grid but may consider solar in the future.