The Powerwall allows you to store and use any energy that your solar PV system generates during the day.
But it does so much more. The Powerwall offers in depth monitoring has an upgrade feature which allows it to automatically receive software upgrades from Tesla. It also higher than average cycle times compared to other battery systems and features a 10 year warranty.
Powerwall 2, has nearly double the storage capacity of the first generation and features a sophisticated monitoring and warranty technology.
Many people dream of turning their home into an energy island and disconnecting from infinitely rising costs of greedy power companies. But did you know that getting solar and battery storage an save you thousands of dollars off your power bill while giving you the reliability of the grid?
It’s also far more expensive (and less sustainable) than most people think to go off grid. Off-grid packages for homes start at $28,000 and require diesel generator backups to provide during long periods of low sun. They also require their own, well ventilated space.
Reducing power bills
Historically, power bills have ever only gone in one direction – Up. Even gas, which traditionally has been cheaper than electricity has risen by significant amounts and is starting to close the gap.
A solar PV system on its own can generate enough energy for all your daytime energy needs, but with a battery system like Tesla Powerwall 2, any extra energy generated by your solar PV system can be stored to be used at night. By using all of the energy generated by your solar PV system you will need less power from the grid, lowering your energy bill.
How the Tesla Powerwall works
Battery technology is as simple as it is impressive. Normally, any excess energy that is created by your solar panels is sent to the energy grid. A home battery system like Tesla Powerwall 2 will capture this energy and make it available for use at night. If you generate enough of your own electricity, it will charge itself completely from solar.
Then, depending on your energy habits, Powerwall 2 can power your home for an entire evening from power you generated during the day.
It’s better than being off-grid.
Powerwall 2 is more than a simple upgrade, it is a complete redesign of the battery storage system.
Key features of Powerwall 2 are:
- 13.5 kWh of battery storage – nearly double of the first generation
- Built in battery inverter – the first generation Powerwall required a separate battery inverter to be installed. The new Tesla Powerwall will have this built in.
- 10 year warranty.
The technical specs are below:
Up to 10 Powerwalls
|Depth of discharge
-4˚ to 122˚F / -20˚ to 50˚C
L x W x D 44″ x 29″ x 5.5″
(1150mm x 755mm x 155mm)
7kW peak / 5kW continuous
264.4lb / 110kg
Time of use load shifting (coming soon)
Off-grid (coming soon)
Floor or wall mounted
Indoor or outdoor
UL and IEC certified
Grid code compliant
Ready to place a deposit for your own Powerwall?
This is what you’ll need to give us:
- The most recent winter and a summer power bill
- Information on your home (roof type, orientation etc)
- Contact details
Everyone’s house is different and this information will help us get your system designed and delivered a lot quicker.