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Tesla's 'Tiny House' roadshow demystifies its energy tech

Tesla's 'Tiny House' roadshow demystifies its energy tech
From Engadget - August 14, 2017

"Powered by 100 percent renewable energy via a 2 kW solar system and Powerwall, Tiny House ... can calculate how your home can generate clean energy from the sun using solar panels, storing it in the Powerall to use through the day and night," Tesla said in a press release, "which can all be monitored and controlled by the Tesla app."

The two tonne (2.2 ton) structure is being towed around by a Tesla Model X and is built from "locally sourced, chemical-free, sustainable timber." It's powered by a 2kW, 6-panel system that's backed up by a $5,500 Powerwall.

Tesla's Tiny House is currently in Melbourne, Australia, and will next go to Sydney, Brisbane andAdelaide. Interestingly, the company does not yet offer solar panels in Australia (they are only available in the US and Mexico), even though it has sold Powerwalls there for awhile now. That's expected to change once Tesla completes its acquisition of Solar City, however.

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