Tesla announces the release of the Powerwall self-sustaining battery pack
Motorists who own electric cars –and those lucky enough to own a Tesla!- will soon be able to charge their cars completely emission free, as Tesla has announced today that it will begin producing Tesla Energy products, namely, the Tesla Powerwall battery pack. The Powerwall consists of Tesla’s liquid-ion battery pack, liquid thermal control and software that communicates with a solar inverter.
The resulting product will also be making its way to Australia in early 2016 and the system is designed to encourage environmentally friendly power consumption by producing its own energy, thereby reducing its owner’s dependence on the main power grid.
The Powerwall serves three key functions: charging at low peak times where electricity prices are cheaper, absorbing and retaining solar energy to be used after daylight hours and as a backup generator in the event of a power failure.
Two versions of the Powerwall will be offered: a 7kWh model that is designed for everyday use and back up duties and will be priced from US $3000.
A 10kWh model that is intended to act as a backup generator and will be priced from US $3500. Both versions of the Powerwall can be connected to the traditional power grid or can soak up rays from the sun and convert energy appropriately.
- Mounting: Wall Mounted Indoor/Outdoor
- Inverter: Pairs with growing list of inverters
- Energy: 7kWh or 10kWh
- Continuous Power: 2kW
- Peak Power: 3kW
- Round Trip Efficiency: >92%
- Operating Temperature Range: -20C (-4F) to 43C (110F)
- Warranty: 10 years
- Dimensions: H: 1300mm W: 860mm D:180mm