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Tesla’s Solar-Powered Tiny House Is Rolling Through This Country Right Now

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There won’t just be Tesla cars on the road this week — a new tiny house on wheels will be rolling through Australia to showcase Tesla’s home solar products.

The Tesla Tiny House was revealed yesterday in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Today it sets off on a tour across Australia, stopping in all major cities. Residents of smaller towns can also request a visit.

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The company is taking on this tour to help people learn about generating, storing, and using renewable energy for their homes.

The tiny house is powered by 100% renewable energy. The home’s siding is made with sustainable timber. It weighs two tonnes and has 2kW solar generation capacity through six solar panels. The energy can be stored in its Powerwall battery.

The tiny house includes a mobile design studio and configurator which can calculate how your home can generate and store clean energy, which can be monitored and controlled by the Tesla app.

In Australia, 1.5 million households across the country have solar panels — 15% of all households. This is the highest percentage of household solar panel installation in the world, making the country an important market for Tesla.

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Australia was one of the first markets to get Powerwall 2 installations. Powerwalls are home batteries that provide backup power and can integrate with solar, which means you will have power during outages and can even self-power your home.

Tesla doesn’t do solar installations in the country yet, but that could change in the future.