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SolarCity Taking Orders for Tesla Batteries Starting at $5,000

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Why Tesla Is Building Batteries for Your Home

SolarCity Corp. has begun taking orders for energy-storage systems, starting at $5,000 installed.

The battery, called Powerwall, is being offered to new solar customers with two payment options, SolarCity spokesman Jonathan Bass said in an e-mail Friday. It was announced Thursday by Elon Musk, SolarCity’s chairman.