In the awake of increasing pollution, major industries are shifting to solar based products. Tesla, being one of the monopoly companies in the technology sector has already launched its efficient home solar products and in a unique way as well. A tiny house on wheels is being towed around using a Tesla Model X to show off Tesla’s new solar products.
Recently, the Tesla tiny house made a debut in Australia with the aid of Electrek. People are allowed to visit the amazing house at Melbourne’s Federation Square. After this, the house will take off for a grand tour across the land down under.
“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 Powerwall 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 tiny house is actually made up of sustainable and chemical-free timber. The entire structure measures 20x7x13 feet and weighs about 2 tonnes (almost 4,400 pounds). It is powered by a 2kW, 6 panel photovoltaic system that supports the single $5,500 Powerwall battery on the home’s exterior.
Even though Tesla itself is a US based company, it is aiming to expand the solar business in Australia as it has numerous sunny days throughout the year. Around 15% of the households use solar for a total of 1.5 million households across the country which is the world’s highest per capita penetration of rooftop. This is why Australia is considered to be a large market for Tesla’s solar products.
With Tesla’s decision to take the tiny house across the country, everyone will get a chance to experience what it means to be self-powered. A tour with staff will provide detailed information; Electrek quoted the company as saying: “The tour is designed to provide a one-on-one educational experience on how to integrate Powerwall and solar to seamlessly power an entire home 24/7, allowing Australian consumers to gain control and understanding of their power use.” Tesla is also giving Australians a chance to request a Tiny House visit in their own town on its website.