The UK is a key market for Tesla’s Powerwall and Powerpack energy storage products, and Tesla is seeing demand for additional installations of its commercial oriented products after the first Powerpack install was completed last month.
Tesla is exhibiting at Solar Energy UK|Clean Energy Live this week. This is the first exhibition in Europe where the company is demonstrating its three key products - Powerwall, Powerpack and its electric vehicle range.
The UK was the third market globally to receive Tesla Energy products after the US and Australia due to the high level of interest expressed when the Powerwall and Powerpack products where launched in 2015.
Tesla has been accrediting installers to its programme since the turn of the year and has increased its base to several hundred. It said it intends to increase this number in the coming months with the right partners to provide customers great service and technology.
Although the first Tesla Powerpack install in Europe was completed by Camborne Energy Storage to provide services to the grid, Tesla sees a product benefit when stacking this with other applications such as peak-shaving, that enables commercial and industrial customers to reduce their exposure to peak energy prices.
While there had been early doubts surrounding the potential for commercial energy storage solutions, particularly at the start of the year, the UK market is appearing to embrace the technology. Earlier this summer supermarket chain Sainsbury’s revealed it was testing an energy storage application in one of its stores with a view to a wider roll-out in the near future.