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Say hello to the Tesla Powerwall 2 –

The next evolution in home energy storage is here! Tesla Powerwall 2, Tesla’s newest solar battery, has hit the market with installs scheduled to begin in early Q2 2017.

What makes this solar battery so significant?  The Tesla Powerwall 2 battery has an incredible 14kWh of battery storage, double that of the ground-breaking original Tesla Powerwall, in a smaller unit!

The second generation of Tesla Powerwall, ‘Powerwall 2’, is a battery primarily designed to store power generated from solar panels. When it’s needed Powerwall 2 will feed the stored energy into your home, so it’s perfect for night-time, power blackouts or even when it’s cloudy and your solar system is not performing to maximum capacity.

Powerwall 2 – supports:

  • Maximised solar self-consumption
  • Time of use load shifting
  • Back-up power functionality
  • Employment in ‘Off-Grid’ Solutions

Boasting a generous 10 year warranty, the Powerwall 2 has been designed and the warranty set out for the battery to be cycled daily (the process of charging and discharging) and with its generous 14kWh of battery storage has enough energy storage capacity to power a typical family home* with a little left over.  Homeowners can virtually go off-grid, paying mere peanuts to their energy retailers for the little power, if any, which might be required.  With a single Powerwall 2, you could power a typical two bedroom home for the entire day*, free from grid power, utilising only your solar system and Powerwall 2.

The Powerwall 2 is available as an ‘AC-coupled unit’ with its own battery inverter.

What this means for homes without solar – You don’t need to purchase an expensive hybrid solar and battery inverter.  You are able to choose any inverter you like.  Power optimisers, micro inverters, standard inverters, an (we sell them all too!).

What this means for homes with existing solar – You don’t need to throw out your existing inverter and have it replaced to take advantage of this Tesla battery. Even better, you can add additional solar at any time and this will still be able to flow into the Powerwall 2 before any energy is exported to the grid.

It’s also sleek, compact and stackable (up to 9 units), can be floor or wall mounted, indoors or outdoors. Finally, Powerwall 2 can be added to an existing solar system as a ‘retrofit’ unit or as part of a brand new solar system and battery combination; ask us today about ordering yours or view more details here

*Based on data from the Australian Bureau of statistics, 2014. Avg National household uses 5,817kWh per year. Using trend of energy use reduction of 12.5% per year, average daily use in 2016 is 12kWh per day.

Introducing Powerwall 2 - The 14kWh battery by Tesla Energy announced on 28th October in Los Angeles

Introducing Powerwall 2 – The 14kWh battery by Tesla Energy announced on 28th October in Los Angeles

The insides of a Powerwall 2

The insides of a Powerwall 2

Tesla Powerwall 2 Specs

  • Usable Capacity:  13.5 kWhpowerwall-2-dimensions
  • Depth of Discharge:  100%
  • Efficiency:  90% round-trip
  • Power:  7kW peak / 5kW continuous
  • Supported Applications:  Solar self-consumption, Time of use load shifting, Backup, Off grid
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Scalable:  Up to 9 Powerwalls
  • Operating Temperature:  -4° to 122°F / -20°C to 50°C
  • Dimensions:  L x W x D: 44″ x 29″ x 5.5″(1150mm x 755mm x 155mm)
  • Weight:  264.4 lb / 110 kg
  • Installation:  Floor or wall mounted, Indoor or outdoor
  • Certification:  UL and IEC certified, Grid code compliant
  • Compatibility: Single phase and three phase power supply compatible.

Powerwall 2 will be available for installation as early as May 2017!

The Tesla Powerwall 2 is the most affordable home battery in terms of cost per kWh.  Powerwall 2 economically meets the daily needs of the average family household.

Powerwall 2 has a long life due to its liquid thermal control system regulating Powerwall’s internal temperature to maximise battery performance in even the harshest Australian climates.

To top it off, Powerwall 2 also has in integrated internal inverter to convert DC energy to AC energy which is what your household runs on, which lowers the cost of installation and complexity of installation.

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What makes Tesla Powerwall the ideal battery storage for your Australian home?

Australia has one of the highest electricity prices in the world, and it’s increasing at a steady pace too.  We have an abundance of sunshine too, which makes the Tesla Powerwall 2 a no brainer for both homes and small businesses.

The Tesla Powerwall is built with Australia in mind to combat this.  It meets and exceeds all safety requirements for Australian lithium-ion solar power batteries, meaning it can be installed anywhere across Australia.

The 13.2kWh Tesla Powerwall is specifically designed with the average Australian household or small business in mind, with the specific intended use and the ideal chemical lithium-ion composition for the Powerwall to be charged and discharged (cycled) on a daily basis.

Performance Specifications:

AC Voltage (Nominal):208 V, 220 V, 203 V, 277 V, 100/200V, 120/240V.
Feed-In Type:Single & Split-Phase
Grid Frequency:50 and 60 Hz
AC Energy*:13.2kWh
Real Power, max continuous²:5.8 kVA (charge and discharge)
Real Power, peak (10s)²:7.2 kVA (discharge only)
Imbalance for Single-Phase Loads:100%
Power Factor Output Range:+/- 1.0 adjustable
Power Factor (full-rated power):+/- 0.85
Depth of Discharge:100%
Internal Battery DC Voltage:50 V
Round Trip Efficiency *³:89.0%
Warranty:10 years

*Values provided for 25 degrees celsius, 3.3 kW charge/discharge power.
²Values region-dependent.
³AC to battery to AC, at beginning of life.

Energy Gateway Specifications:

User Interface:Tesla App
Connectivity:Wi-Fi, Ethernet, 3G
AC Meter:Revenue grade
Operating Modes:Support for wide range of usage scenarios
Backup Operation:Optional automatic disconnect switch
Modularity:Supports up to 9 AC-coupled Powerwalls

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature:-20°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature:-30°C to 60°C
Operating Humidity (RH)Up to 100%, condensing
Maximum Altitude:3000m
Environment:Indoor and outdoor rated
Enclosure Type:NEMA 3R
Ingress Rating:IP67 (Battery & Power Electronics)
IP56 (Wiring)
Noise Level @ 1m:

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions:1150 mm x 755 mm x 155 mm
Weight:122 kg
Mounting options:Floor or wall mount

Compliance Information

Safety:UL 1642, UL 1741, UL 1973, UL 9540, UN 38.3, IEC 62109-1, IEC 62619, CSA C22.2.107.1
Grid Standards:Worldwide Compatibility
Emissions:FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES 003, EN 61000 Class B
Environmental:RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU, 2006/66/EC
Seismic:AC156, IEEE 693-2005 (high)
Elon Musk explaining the Tesla Powerwall 2 at Los Angeles 28th October 2016

Elon Musk explaining the Tesla Powerwall 2 at Los Angeles 28th October 2016

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3 Powerwall 2s Stacked and mounted to the ground.

Elon Musk announcing the Tesla Powerwall 2.0 with a whopping 14kWh of battery storage at the Los Angeles Launch Event 28th October.

Elon Musk announcing the Tesla Powerwall 2.0 with a whopping 14kWh of battery storage at the Los Angeles Launch Event 28th October.

Powerwall 2's on display at the launch event in Los Angeles

Powerwall 2’s on display at the launch event in Los Angeles

More images of Powerwall 2

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