Tesla announced the first tour of 'Tesla Tiny House' across Australia's major cities to showcase how houses can run on 100 percent renewable energy.
According to a report by Electrek, Tesla will showcase its newest energy products “to educate the public on how to generate, store and use renewable energy for their home.” The mobile design studio will be towed across Australia starting from Melbourne to Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, in a Tesla Model X.
Tesla states that the house is a 2.2-ton structure (6m x 2.2m x 4m) built from what it claims to be "locally sourced, chemical-free, sustainable timber." According to the report, Energy is provided via a six panel-2 kW solar power generating system and a Powerwall used to store the clean solar energy generated during the day. Users can monitor the entire process with the help of the Tesla app.
According to a report by Gizmodo Australia, the interiors of the structure includes a design studio and a configurator allowing users to calculate personal home needs. A staff member will also be available in the 'Tesla Tiny House' throughout the tour to take relevant questions.
The Powerwall sold by Tesla in Australia has successfully created a stir amongst some of its customers in the country. Speaking to Electrek, a Tesla customer had mentioned that a $16,000 solar installation which included the original Tesla PowerWall was able to reduce his electricity bill by 90 percent to as low as 59 cents a day.
While the Tiny House tour has only been announced in Australia so far, it could feature in other countries soon. Tesla currently sells the Powerwall in ten countries including Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. This could increase Tesla's market considerable.