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People in Louisiana are increasingly turning to solar energy because of extreme weather changes. Moreover, for the first time in history, Alternatives announced the installation of a 17kW Tesla Solar Roof system in Louisiana.

The McRaes are Louisiana’s first Tesla solar roof installers.

The McRaes began their solar journey with a 3.5kW system from Solar Alternatives to power their electric car. Furthermore, with the help of Solar alternatives, they have installed a Tesla solar roof on their home. Two of these PowerWall home batteries are available in this project.

They used 291 Tesla-SR60T1 solar modules to complete this solar roof project. Moreover, building-integrated photovoltaics are the technical term for these solar modules (BIPV). The best part is that they are entirely built of devices that aims to blend in with existing structures. The total capacity of these modules is 17.46 kW. Another fascinating fact that these solar modules can fit the roof’s configuration using aerial imagery and 3D modeling.

You can control the system from a smartphone or tablet. As part of its built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and cell phone connectivity, you can update the the Tesla Solar Inverter through the Tesla app on your smartphone. It comes in 3.8 kW and 7.6 kW versions.

Now, the system should be able to provide enough power for their whole home, while also giving them credits for net metering when there is a lot of demand for electricity. The McRae family expects to save nearly $70,000 in energy costs because of the project. Aside from that, they will be able to offset 350 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Why should you pair a Tesla PowerWall with your Tesla solar roof?

In the event of a power outage, the PowerWall batteries can provide extra power for your home. However, that is why it is critical to pair a Tesla PowerWall with your solar roof. During the summer of last year, Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, knocking out power for up to 1.2 million people. Investor-owned utility Entergy says 30,000 utility poles were damaged by the hurricane. This was almost twice as many as Hurricane Katrina (17,000). Moreover, as the region gets more extreme weather because of climate change, many families are looking to store energy in their homes to be more prepared.

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