Tesla introduces Powerwall Home Battery System, recharges from solar panels

Tesla is moving into new territories and is not just an automotive company, but an energy innovation company.

With Tesla Energy, Tesla is making big steps to accelerate the move away from fossil fuels to a sustainable energy future with Tesla batteries, enabling homes, business, and utilities to store sustainable and renewable energy to manage power demand, provide backup power and increase grid resilience.

The Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery designed to store energy at a residential level for load shifting, backup power and self-consumption of solar power generation.

The unit is 86 cm wide, 130 cm tall and has a 18 cm depth. It is compatible with single phase and three phase utility grids and weighs 100 kg. It can be installed both indoor and outdoor, depending on your home specifics.

The unit is integrated with the local grid to harness excess power and give customers the flexibility to draw energy from their own reserve.

From launch two version will be offered: 7 kWh unit for daily cycle applications and 10 kWh for backup applications.

Both units have a 2.0 kW continuous power and up to 3.3 kW peak power. Multiple batteries can be installed at one home to meet different energy needs.

The Powerwall Home Battery System will be available in U.S. from this summer, with the 7 kWh model costing $3,000 and the 10 kWh version $3,500, plus installation.

The battery pack comes with a standard 10-year warranty that can be increased by another 10 years for extra.

European sales are expected to start end of 2015 or in early 2016.

 

 


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