Today, Samsung Electronics announced that it has partnered with Tesla to create a service integration that will be on display at CES® 2024. This integration will link SmartThings Energy to Tesla goods, including solar inverters, wall connector charging options, Powerwall home batteries, and electric cars (EVs). Enabled by Tesla’s open APIs, this partnership will allow SmartThings Energy to further expand its already extensive level of connectivity and advance Samsung’s ultimate goal of enabling more convenient, seamless home experiences for customers. An application programming interface (API) is a software intermediary that enables two different applications to integrate with each other.

“Tesla Energy’s customers can now manage and monitor the power status of their homes through SmartThings Energy and Samsung devices in addition to the Tesla app, ensuring more access and connectivity,” said Chanwoo Park, EVP and Head of IoT Development Team of Device Platform Center at Samsung Electronics. “This new collaboration is a key milestone for Samsung Electronics in making our solution more widely available beyond home appliances.”     

SmartThings Energy can link to Tesla Powerwalls, solar inverters, wall connector charging, and electric vehicles (EVs) thanks to Samsung and Tesla’s partnership. This enables SmartThings Energy to show data on users’ energy output, storage, and consumption.

Furthermore, SmartThings Energy’s ability to synchronize with the Powerwall “Storm Watch” feature of the Tesla app will help users better plan for power outages and disturbances. This implies that consumers can receive alerts via SmartThings on their linked Samsung TVs and smartphones in addition to the Tesla app in the event of extreme weather events like typhoons or significant snowfall. In order to prolong the amount of backup energy left in the Tesla Powerwall, users can also turn on AI Energy Mode both before and during power outages.

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve SmartThings users’ multi-device experiences and make significant progress on the Net Zero Home initiative, Samsung is utilizing the Tesla API.

“At Tesla we are excited to add capability to our products to interact with other intelligent devices and software in customers’ homes. We recently published FleetAPI, allowing developers to interact with Powerwall, Solar, and Wall Connector in addition to our vehicles. We are pleased that Samsung has chosen to be an early developer, given their leading position in consumer smart home technology. Customers will be able to view the status of their grid connectivity across multiple devices and intelligently control home loads to extend their Powerwall energy when off grid.” said Drew Baglino, Tesla.

The initial display of SmartThings Energy linked to Tesla Powerwall will take place at the Samsung booth during CES® 2024. Currently under development, the service is expected to launch in 2024’s second quarter.

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