Tesla, in its quest to create a fully integrated sustainable future, has launched Powerwall 2 – a compact, stackable, built-in solar energy Inverter. Powerwall 2 is a completely automated battery that stores the sun’s energy and can power a two-bedroom home for a full day.
If you’re interested in transforming to a zero emission lifestyle, just combine Powerwall 2 with your Tesla Model 3 electric sedan purchase or in collaboration with your solar panel installation. Just like that, you’re reducing your carbon footprint down to nothing and at the same time, doing it in style.
Like Tesla’s full line of peak performance electric vehicles, the Powerwall 2 performs like no other Inverter on the market. The Powerwall 2 has the dual threat of storing the maximum amount of solar energy and when combined with other Powerwalls, able to power your home independently from the utility grid. It also acts as an energy safety net if your home loses power – keeping lights, Wi-Fi, and the Fridge on while your home comes back to life.
With a power output of 210 kWh and its seamless grid integration, Powerwall 2 is now considered the highest-powered density inverter on the market today. According to Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, “you can take a four bedroom house, and power the sockets, lights, and fridge for an entire day.” Referencing the battery’s unlimited scalability, you can stack up to nine Powerwall units to power homes of any size.
Musk is predicting a reliance on both local power generation as well as utility power generation. In other words, 1/3rd of our home’s power source will be local power generation and 2/3rd of power derived from utilities. By adding roof generated solar energy, a homeowner can power up the Powerwall battery during the day and at night, use the stored energy to run one’s home.
Powerwall 2 is completely automated and requires no maintenance. Tesla’s smart Inverter is always connected and monitors your family’s energy usage in real time. That means you’re able to receive instant alerts during cloudy days and energy usage forecasts during severe weather. The liquid thermal control system regulates Powerwall’s internal temperature to maximize battery performance in any climate – so you’re never “left in the dark” so to speak.
Powerwall relies on an internal Inverter to convert DC energy to AC energy – this is the technology behind reducing household energy costs. The touch-safe, durable Powerwall can be easily wall mounted or floor mounted and with the energy savings a homeowner realizes over its lifetime, it’s “the most affordable home battery in terms of cost per kWH,” according to Musk.