Tiny House to visit the Fraser Coast
6 July, 2018
The Tesla Tiny House will visit the Fraser Coast this month to show people how to generate, store and use renewable energy for their home.
The house, towed by the all-electric Tesla Model X, will be on display at Maryborough Information Centre at the City Hall from July 14 to 17 July, and at Hervey Bay Discovery Sphere from July 19 to 22.
“Finding new clean, renewable energy is the way of the future,” Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said.
“As more households install these devices they will come down in price opening up new markets.
“There is also great scope for universities, such as the USC in Hervey Bay, to be involved in training engineers as well as leading research into developing new batteries and power generation systems.
“The Fraser Coast is already attracting interest from large commercial-scale solar farms. We could also become a research centre for alternate energy production and storage.”
The Fraser Coast is one of a select number of regions being visited by the Tiny House.
“I congratulate the USC, Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre for joining with Council to bring the Tiny House to the region to showcase alternate power generation ideas,” Cr Seymour said.
Powered by 100% renewable energy via a 2 kW solar system and Powerwall, Tiny House contains a mobile design studio and configurator which can calculate how your home can generate clean energy from the sun using solar panels, storing it in Powerwall to use throughout the day and night, which can all be monitored and controlled by the Tesla app.
Energy experts will be on hand to answer any questions about how Tesla’s energy products can help to sustainably power your home, protect you from outages and reduce your energy bills.
The Tiny House will be on display and open to the public from 8 am to 6 pm daily.
Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery designed to enable self-consumption of solar power and reduce reliance on the grid, as well as for full home backup, load shifting and other grid service applications.
It is the second generation of Tesla’s original Powerwall product, which was first introduced in 2015.
Powerwall 2 consists of a 14 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, liquid thermal control system to operate at temperatures ranging from -10 to 50+ degrees, an integrated inverter and software that intelligently dispatches electricity when it’s needed most.
Up to ten Powerwall’s can be stacked to accommodate any sized home which mounts seamlessly on a wall or on the ground, indoors or outdoors, and is integrated with the grid to export excess energy, maximising the opportunity for economic benefit.