ANNOUNCEMENT: Download Your Stored TESLA Battery Power to the local power grid and Earn $$ Cash Back!
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Is your home a good fit for TESLA POWERWALL Battery Storage?
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Sell the Power Your Battery Stores!
NOTE** If you’re a National Grid or Eversource customer in Massachusetts, you can now join the New England energy storage community and enroll in ConnectedSolutions.
ConnectedSolutions networks your TESLA Powerwall energy storage solution with other residential batteries across your state, creating and distributing a clean energy supply available when demand is high. You help support the power grid, and the savings get passed onto you — and you make $$. It’s that easy!
EARN CASH REWARDS
Make the most of your TESLA Battery investment. Earn hundreds per year back from your power utility.
SHARE YOUR ENERGY
Contribute to a greener, New England power grid by sharing your energy and offsetting peak demand.
HAVE PEACE OF MIND
Experience true energy independence with reliable power backup day and night — even during storms and power outages.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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How Much Will I Earn?
Your earning potential is based on the average amount of stored power you contribute during peak events, such as a hot summer day when lots of people are using AC. The exact incentive is based on the total available power output over each peak window, which is typically 3 hours long. The larger the capacity you have available to deliver, the larger the incentive.
In Massachusetts TESLA Battery Storage owners will receive $225 per kilowatt during summer and $50 per kilowatt in the winter season. When paired with a home solar system, the largest system could award you up to $1,550 (estimate only) per year. You could also be eligible for the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program if your system is paired with a home solar PV system.
If your storage system is not paired with a home solar system, you will not be eligible to share power with the grid itself. Since you are not allowed to feed into the grid, this cuts your earning potential to the reduction of your own peak consumption.
*Earnings are based on actual performance. After each season, your electric utility (National Grid or Eversource) will pay out the incentive based on the measured performance of your sonnen. You will not receive credit for peak demand events prior to enrollment, or if your battery cannot participate in an event for reasons such as an empty battery or not having internet access.
How Does ConnectedSolutions work?
During periods of high demand for electricity, like a hot summer day with A/C running, utilities have had to rely on expensive, non-environmentally friendly power sources to keep your lights on — until now. When you enroll your sonnen in ConnectedSolutions, you become part of a network of connected batteries throughout your service area that National Grid and Eversource can call on when demand is high. Your participation helps to relieve strain on the grid in a sustainable, economical way. The only requirement is an internet connection, as your sonnen comes utility-ready — no re-wiring necessary.
Am I Eligible?
You are eligible if you own any sonnen system and are a resident of Massachusetts in National Grid and/or Eversource territories.
What Are The Benefits?
By joining the TESLA Battery Storage Community and enrolling in ConnectedSolutions, you will:
BE COMPENSATED FOR ENERGY YOU SUPPLY
HELP STABILIZE THE GRID DURING PEAK DEMAND
STAY PROTECTED IN THE EVENT OF AN OUTAGE
SUPPORT THE COLLECTIVE TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY
CONTRIBUTE TO THE GREATER GOOD!
How Often Will My TESLA Storage Be Used By This Program?
Power may be requested from your TESLA Storage for 2 to 3 hours at a time for up to 60 summer days and 15 winter days. A peak demand event where your TESLA Storage is called upon to discharge is most likely to occur on hot summer weekdays.
How (and when) Do I Get Paid?
Your performance will be assessed and approved by National Grid and/or Eversource, at the end of the summer and winter demand response seasons. Based on those calculations, you will receive a check from National Grid or Eversource at the conclusion of the respective season.
Can I Add This To An Existing Solar System?
Yes, it is the perfect addition to your system! Existing solar systems can seamlessly integrate with TESLA Storage.
Can I Charge My Battery During A Demand Event?
At any given time, your TESLA system can either charge, discharge, or idle. During a peak event, your battery will discharge into the grid. Your solar system may offset your energy use, or push power into the grid, earning you net metering credits from the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program, if you choose to enroll.
How Will I Be Protected In the Event Of a Power Outage?
Peak events usually happen in the summer and outages in the winter. As long as your TESLA system has battery capacity available, you will have a backup power source. National Grid and Eversource have also committed to not call any events when adverse weather conditions exist or other grid disturbances emerge.
As a certified TESLA installer, we can program a higher backup buffer for reserve during an outage, however your ConnectedSolutions participation and earning potential would diminish. Make sure to indicate your backup buffer in your ConnectedSolutions application.
What Is the Likelihood a Demand Event Will Coincide With a Power Outage?
The likelihood that a major power outage would coincide with a high demand event is very low, as most power outages occur in the fall or winter, when there are fewer demand events. If adverse weather or other condition is forecasted to affect the grid, National Grid and Eversource have committed to not call an event. You can always decline to participate if you were to experience an outage.
Can I Join Other Incentive Programs While I’m Enrolled In ConnectedSolutions?
Yes you can! There are great incentive programs for energy storage paired with solar. If you are a Massachusetts National Grid or Eversource customer with a solar system on your home, you can take advantage of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program. The SMART program comes with an additional energy storage incentive, and all SMART requirements are met through ConnectedSolutions.