Elon Musk gives Tesla Powerwall energy storage systems to Ukraine

In addition to Starlink, Elon Musk has sent Tesla Powerwall energy storage systems to Ukraine. This was announced by the Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov.

  • The Powerwall energy storage system boasts high autonomy and provides backup power during power outages. The energy storage systems will help Ukrainians in those areas that have suffered the most from the Russian occupation.
  • As a result, two outpatient clinics in Borodianka and Irpin received solar panels and Tesla Powerwall energy storage systems on April 29. Elon Musk donated them for the needs of Ukrainians.
  • Irpin Primary Health Care Center received three sets with 12 solar panels. Three sets with 9 solar panels were transferred to the Borodyanka Primary Health Care Center. Each set has a 40kW capacity.
  • Powerwall is a lithium-ion battery developed by the American company Tesla Motors. The battery is designed to store electricity for household consumption during sudden changes in load, as well as for backup power. That is, if the region’s power supply is cut off, Powerwall-equipped facilities will be able to continue operating.
  • A two-piece Powerwall system costs $11,000 ($5,500 each), including installation, and can provide electricity to an average American household for up to 18 hours. A three-piece Powerwall system will provide electricity for up to 24 hours.

Also, on June 27, SpaceX registered the Ukrainian representative office of Starlink Ukraine.