Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been increasing its effort to start the installation of the energy storage system in households after it recently rolled out its new Powerwall 2. To start facilitating its customers, the company has decided to launch an updated version of its My Tesla web site and of its mobile app where solar system integration and Powerwall 2 will be added.
According to a report by Electrek, through the new features, solar and Powerwall owners will be able to manage and monitor the power flow of their systems through the app directly. This will be similar to the ways that Model S and X owners monitor and administer the performance of their cars directly from the app only.
More so, people will be able to see whether the power coming to their homes is from the Powerwall, solar installation, or from the grid. This will help the owners in determining the energy consumption and generation at the same time. It will provide a much better visibility to the owners as they will get a better representation of their energy storage and consumption.
To access the Power flow feature in the app, owners can choose in between their Tesla car option and Powerwall 2 feature. The Powerwall will also charge automatically, but owners will get a chance to change the charging timings or habits so that they can prepare for bad weather or other different things.
If there is a grid outage, the system will automatically change from grid power to Powerwall within seconds, ensuring that there is no blackout for even a minute. The app from now onwards will also send out alerts if there are extended power outages, allowing people to adjust their energy consumption according to their requirements.