Tesla Formally Introduces Powerwall 3

Tesla has formally introduced the third era of its Powerwall residence vitality storage system, which brings a number of enhancements and some modifications.

The Powerwall 3 is a totally built-in photo voltaic and battery system, designed for residence installations. The most recent model has the identical vitality capability because the Powerwall 2 – 13.5 kilowatt-hours – however its steady energy output elevated by a number of kilowatts to 11.5 kilowatts (each on-grid and backup energy), in comparison with the Powerwall 2 (Powerwall 2 with an inverter). These two numbers are consistent with the earlier report from an preliminary set up.

An fascinating factor is that the Powerwall 3 is flood immune to over 2 ft – “Flood and mud resistance”, in comparison with “Water and mud resistance” in P2/P+.

Tesla explains that the brand new Powerwall can provide extra energy with a single unit and is designed for simple growth (as much as 40.5 kWh per unit). The built-in photo voltaic inverter can settle for six photo voltaic inputs (in comparison with 4 within the Powerwall+). Its solar-to-grid effectivity stays at 97.5 %, whereas the guarantee stays the identical at 10 years.

Tesla Powerwall 2 and 3

Tesla Powerwall 2 and Powerwall 3

The burden of the P3 is 287 kilos, in comparison with 251.3 kilos within the case of Powerwall 2, though we should always in all probability examine it to the Powerwall+, which weighs 343.9 kilos. That is a 16.5 % discount, which makes us ponder whether the hypothesis in regards to the prismatic LFP battery changing cylindrical (2170-type) NCM continues to be legitimate or possibly untimely. The scale of the P3 is noticeably smaller than earlier than (particularly in comparison with P+).

An necessary word is that the Powerwall 3 is just not immediately appropriate with the Powerwall 2/Powerwall+, and cannot be added to Powerwall 2 or Powerwall+ installations: “Powerwall 3 could be added to different Powerwall 3 batteries and can’t be added to Powerwall 2 or Powerwall+ batteries. Powerwall 3 is just not appropriate with different photo voltaic inverters.”

In line with Tesla, the Powerwall 3 will probably be obtainable to prospects beginning in 2024. Orders will not be being accepted but however there may be an possibility to enroll in updates.

Will probably be very fascinating to see whether or not Tesla will be capable to enhance its margins on the brand new Powerwalls and possibly scale back costs a bit.