Dako Power, a distributor for SolarEdge in South Africa, has told customers it will sell solar power kits with the Tesla Powerwall starting from January-March 2016, but that the first batteries could be in the country before the end of 2015.
Initially, it only plans to sell Tesla’s home battery system as part of solar kits that include the StorEdge inverter system from SolarEdge.
SolarEdge revealed its StorEdge Interface in 2015, saying that the direct current-coupled photovoltaic storage solution was designed to work with the Powerwall.
Dako said its entry-level Powerwall and StorEdge kits will include the following:
- 7kWh Tesla Powerwall
- 5kW SolarEdge Inverter with StorEdge
- 12× Yingli photovoltaic solar panels (total 3.3kW)
- Up to two additional 7kWh Powerwalls may be added to the inverter system, and inverters may be stacked to expand the system further.
The Powerwall carries a 10-year warranty, and the inverter a 25-year warranty.
Currently, the base kit will cost around R225,000 including VAT (R197,000 excl.), but Dako warned that the price is fixed to the US dollar.
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