Tesla Supplying Solar Roofs, Powerwalls to 218-Home FL Development
- Tesla provides solar panels, Powerwall batteries and car chargers to 218 luxury Florida homes.
- The luxury residential complex will be built around a golf course designed by retired golfer Jack Niklaus.
- The community, called Panther National, is 2,400 acres, according to the development team.
Tesla is equipping an entire community of 218 luxury Florida homes with sunroofs, batteries and chargers for electric vehicles. Electrek reported first.
Centaur US Holdings develops the community around a golf course in Palm Beach. The project is called Panther National and the golf course was designed by retired professional golfer Jack Nicklaus.
The Panther National Development Team announced in July that it partnered with Elon Musk’s company to provide energy products for the 218 homes, including Tesla’s solar panels, wall connectors for electric vehicles and Powerwalls, Tesla’s energy storage batteries.
Strang Design, a Miami-based architectural firm, will design the homes.
The entire community covers 2,400 acres, according to the Panther National website.
Insider asked the development team and Tesla for comment, but received no immediate response.
Tesla recently increased the price of individual solar roof contracts by as much as 70%. Some customers told Insider in May that they had been ghosted or sent in circles by Tesla customer service.
In April, Musk announced that all of its solar products would be bundled with Powerwalls.
This isn’t the first time Tesla has partnered with a real estate developer.
In Austin, Texas, Tesla is working with real estate developer Brookfield for a neighborhood where every home will have Tesla’s solar roofs and battery storage. The houses are currently under construction.