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Tesla’s Powerwall home battery on its way to Canada

David Cunnigham shows a prototype Tesla battery system that powers his Foster City, Calif. home. .
David Cunnigham shows a prototype Tesla battery system that powers his Foster City, Calif. home. . AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

TORONTO – For those using solar energy, there’s some good news: Tesla’s newly announced Powerwall home battery is making its way north.

The home battery, announced by Elon Musk last week, will be brought to Canada by NrStor Inc., an energy storage developer and Opus One Solutions Energy Corp., a smart grid software engineering company.

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Tesla’s Powerwall will be able to store energy collected by solar panels, which could be beneficial to those consumers who have time-of-use billing. Consumers would be able to store energy collected at a cheaper rate. Ontario is the latest province to adopt time-of-use billing, which came into effect on May 1.

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The companies announced that they will begin installing pilot units at “select locations” beginning in 2015. It is expected to hit the market for public use at the beginning of 2016.