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Tesla's Powerwall 2 Represents An $88 Billion Opportunity

Tesla's Powerwall 2 Home Battery Unit Represents An $88 Billion Opportunity, Says Trip Chowdhry|NASDAQ:TSLA

Tesla Motors Inc TSLA 0.99%'s recently announced its new Powerwall 2 home battery unit and a new lineup of solar roof panels represents an $88 billion global revenue opportunity, at least according to Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research.

In a research report, the analyst stated that Tesla's always "on" Home is well positioned to tackle the large market of "global digital citizens." In the United States alone, there are about 125 million households, approximately 63 percent of household occupants of whom live in a home (rather than apartment, condominium, etc.), implying a total addressable market of 78 million households.

Chowdhry continued that approximately 10 percent of these 78 million households are considered "first class Digital Citizens" who have an "insatiable urge always to remain connected to the Internet and they feel just naked without it." As such, the analyst's conservative estimate at a price tag of $5,500 a piece represents a $44 billion opportunity.

The global market for Powerwall 2.0 is twice the size of the United States, which is $88 billion, although Tesla is initially going to target just the U.S. and U.K. markets.

Chwodhry is among one of the few Wall Street analysts who sees Tesla's logic and value in acquiring SolarCity Corp SCTY 1.07% and the company's latest product announcement represents Tesla's first major push into a fully integrated car and home solar company.

Likewise, Chowdhry had something to say when Tesla announced its decision to make its autopilot feature available on all of its cars, calling traditional auto manufacturers "toast" and "too slow and completely clueless."

DateFirmActionFromTo
Oct 2016Axiom CapitalUpgradesSellHold
Aug 2016BairdDowngradesOutperformNeutral
Aug 2016Raymond JamesDowngradesStrong BuyMarket Perform

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