Tesla has signed what could be described as a breakthrough agreement to install “large-scale” sunroofs and powerwalls in a new community being built by Brookfield Asset Management and Dacra in Austin.
With the launch of Tesla Solar Roof Tiles, the company has not only tried to address the market for existing homes in need of a new roof, but it has also wanted to expand into the new home market.
Developments on that front have been slow, but Tesla has apparently made breakthroughs recently.
Last month, Tesla entered into an agreement with property developer and new home builder Alset EHome announced an agreement with Tesla to supply solar panels, Powerwall and electric vehicle chargers for 20 new homes being built in Porter, Texas.
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Tesla Energy, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield” or “BAM”) (NYSE: BAM; TSX: BAM.A) and Dacra today announced a new initiative, temporarily named SunHouse in Easton Park, the first Tesla Solar “By combining the real estate expertise of Brookfield and Dacra with Tesla Energy’s innovative products and knowledge, the modern sustainable features will be installed in phases to enable continuous learning and innovation.”
While the companies did not release the number of targeted new homes, the project appears to be a significant development for Tesla Energy to enter the new home market.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk even commented on the announcement:
“Neighborhood solar installations across all housing types will reshape how people live. Brookfield and Dacra’s commitment to stay at the forefront of this development is what makes them the right partner for Tesla Energy. The feedback we get from solar and battery products used in this community will affect how we develop and launch new products. ”
The community is located in Austin, Texas, near the local international airport:
They confirmed that the first phase of the installations already started last month and they are starting with Tesla Solar Roof tiles V3 and Powerwall 2 home battery packs.
Charging stations for electric cars and “additional transport, technology and energy solutions.”
Brian Kingston, CEO of Brookfields Real Estate, commented on the project:
“This initiative brings together several parts of our organization with innovative and future-oriented partners who share a commitment to promoting the development of sustainable communities. As consumers increasingly seek energy security along with sustainable places to live, the combination of Tesla’s solar technology coupled with Brookfield’s real estate development and renewable energy will help us meet the demand for the environmentally responsible society of the future. ”
Tesla recently ran into some problems in the implementation of its sunroof tiles, which ended up receiving a significant price increase.
But the carmaker still hopes to accelerate the rollout to 1,000 new roofs a week before the end of the year.
New home projects like this one and the one signed last month could help a lot towards this goal, as the installation process is easier and more easily scalable on new homes than on existing homes that need a new roof.
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