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From Electrek: Tesla Powerwall sees a ’30 times’ increase in demand after Australia’s blackouts

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    Tesla Powerwall sees a ’30 times’ increase in demand after Australia’s blackouts

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    We previously reported that Tesla Powerwall installation had picked up in Australia in recent months and when massive blackouts started to plague South Australia last month, those homeowners were able to keep their lights on. Some of their stories were popular in the country. We shared one about a 73-year-old Tesla Powerwall owner powering through South Australia’s state-wide blackout without even knowing.

    In the piece, we suggested that it could lead to more people looking in home battery pack solutions and sure enough, Tesla Energy authorized distributors in Australia are now reporting a ’30 times’ increase in demand for the Tesla Powerwall and other home battery packs. more…

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    I'm a little concerned about the consumption graph included in the article.
    When the blackout ended, the powerwall state of charge quickly dropped to 0.
    I thought that was generally a bad thing for Lithium-ion batteries?

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    Yeah. That's weird. What does it mean? Is it an anomaly in the data recording?
     
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    It could be that the state of charge range has been modified in software so that 0 is really the minimum safe charge.
     

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