Chris Minshall (VP of the Tesla Owners Club of Kansas City) has been working on this awesome project to pull energy from the Sun. With help from Jae Landreth (Solar Planet - one of our club sponsors), he has been able to pull off his dream solar system at his property in Lees Summit. Maybe not exactly like Superman but you will admit it's cool once you read on and see the pictures.
He has a 25KW ground solar array that is powered by 64 VSUN 390W panels, 3 Fronius Inverters, 6 Tesla Powerwalls, 2 Tesla Gateways, and last but certainly NOT least 2 SPAN smart electrical panels. Surely, these are the first SPAN panels in Kansas City!
SPAN was started by the Tesla engineer in charge of the Powerwall program who left and started the company. Needless to say this system is awesome and there is much information to discuss about it. Chris or Jae (linked above) would be happy to answer any questions that people have. As you saw in the previous Engage post, the July Tesla Tavern Night on Tuesday the 20th is being hosted at Chris's residence so that he and Jae can show off the system to anyone wanting to see it and answer all questions in person!
Kudos to Jae and his installer Juan who did an absolutely awesome job on this install and in Chri's own words, "I could not be happier!" Anyone interested in solar or Tesla Powerwalls is highly encouraged to reach out to Jae with Solar Planet at MO (816) 200-1228 or KS (913) 788-1077! Jae's infectious enthusiasm for solar and all things Tesla made this project a blast to experience!
Some pictures of the install are below so you can get a sense of it.....