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Tesla Powerwall 3 Confirmed. Here's what we know so far..

Posted 19 Sep '23

Tesla Powerwall 3 - Release Date, Cost, Availability in Australia⚡


Tesla have finally broken their silence on the Tesla Powerwall 3 and has stated some general information about the new battery storage system on their official website, under the page title 'What to Expect for Powerwall 3'. We have also created our in-depth look at the Powerwall 3 and its features here.

 "Powerwall 3 features an integrated solar inverter allowing solar to be connected directly for high efficiency." 

 "Powerwall 3 will be available to customers starting 2024."   - Tesla's Website.




Elon Musk confirms the Tesla Powerwall 3


In addition to the recent website updates, Elon Musk has also retweeted a post showing us the Powerwall 3, by not only showing us one that has been developed and in production, but displaying a recent image of the new Powerwall 3 installed on the side of a home in the U.S. This has stirred the community, creating many questions on aspects of the Powerwall 3 such as availability in Australia, the cost of the system, and some other factors.

Tesla powerwall 3 battery installation


Elon musk tesla powerwall 3 twitter tweet battery

Elon Musk retweeted a post on Twitter saying:

"PW3 is optimized for ease of installation & high power, which means that a single Powerwall can serve as an uninterruptible power supply for most homes. This is a big deal for ensuring that the lights stay on, and you can power all your devices in the event of a power outage."

According to the Californian installer, they have installed 3 Powerwall 3’s, indicating that Tesla has released the new battery and has started distributing them across the U.S.



Tesla powerwall 3 data sheet specification features

What are the Tesla Powerwall 3 Specifications?


The Tesla Powerwall 2 has a max power output of 5kW which means even with a full charge, you need to be mindful of what appliances you’re using to not exceed capacity.

But according to the datasheet, the Powerwall 3 offers a maximum continuous output power of 11.5 kW which is a huge step up from the Powerwall 2’s maximum 5kW continuous output power and even beats the Powerwall + by almost 20% at 9.6kWh.

The output power increase allows for the use of more appliances during grid outages, so you don’t need to decide whether you want to charge your phone or make a cup of coffee. 

The Powerwall 3 is also slightly smaller in width but is also thicker in depth, with 26 kg more totalling 130 kg.


We edited this image to provide the best reading experience.


Maximum Capacity of 13.5 kWh.. Again?


You may be disappointed initially after reading the maximum capacity, but knowing Tesla, they would have solid statistics on the perfect size battery for optimal household usage, considering they went for another 13.5 kWh battery - a strong newcomer to the popular Powerwall lineup to go alongside their Powerwall 2, which has been a widely adopted option for homes and businesses across the world offering a total of 13.5 kWh of usable capacity.

Similar to its predecessor, the Powerwall 3 will have a maximum continuous power input of around 5 kWh, so it will take around 3 hours to fully charge, so if you know something is about to happen, you can charge your battery relatively quickly in preparation.

Tesla Powerwall 3 battery storage system released installed cost


Tesla Powerwall 3 cost installation battery


How much will the Tesla Powerwall 3 Cost?


The price of the Tesla Powerwall 3 is still yet to be announced, but we can expect it to be anything from $10,000 - $20,000 installed.*

Following the recent announcement of the Tesla Powerwall 2 $750 rebate, they may continue the trend and release the same or a similar rebate for the Powerwall 3 to encourage adoption.


These new Powerwall 3 batteries consist of Prismatic Lithium-ion cells which are known to be highly efficient at storing solar energy and typically produces less heat reducing energy loss. The Powerwall 2 cells consist of just Lithium-ion cells which are more common across the solar battery industry.
* Figures are complete speculation



Additional Information

Does Powerwall 3 apply for the $750 rebate?

According to Tesla's website, it seems Powerwall 3 won't be under any immediate rebate offers and will be incompatible with Powerwall 2's $750 rebate offer, but they may implement an offer once released.

What is the Warranty for the Tesla Powerwall 3?

The warranty for the Tesla Powerwall 3 will be 10 Years, as confirmed on their website.

Will Powerwall 3 be compatible with Powerwall 2?

Tesla Powerwall 3 will not be compatible with Powerwall 2. Multiple Powerwall 3's can be added to other Powerwall 3's but not Powerwall 2's. Powerwall 3 is also not compatible with other solar inverters.

Tesla powerwall 3 garage wall mounted battery



Tesla Powerwall 3 Specifications

We are able to find some information about the Tesla Powerwall 3 by looking at the specification plate / datasheet on the side of the Powerwall 3, and below is the transcribed text that gives us a good idea of what the capabilities of the Tesla Powerwall 3 will be.


NOMINAL BATTERY ENERGY 13.5 KW-HR
BATTERY TYPE LI-ION
PROTECTIVE CLASS CLASS 1
ENCLOSURE TYPE NEMA 3R
OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE -20 C TO 50 C
DE-RATED TEMPERATURE RANGE 40 C TO 50 C
PV INVERTER TOPOLOGY ISOLATED
MASS 130 KG


BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM (BESS) & PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SPECIFICATIONS

NORMAL GRID VOLTAGE INPUT AND OUTPUT
240 V (AC)
GRID VOLTAGE RANGE
211 V – 264 V (AC)
PHASE
2W+N+PE
FREQUENCY
60 HZ
MAX SUPPLY FAULT CURRENT
10KA (AC)
MAX CONTINIOUS OUTPUT CURRENT (POWER AT 240V)
  • 24A (AC) (5.8 KVA)
  • 32A (AC) (7.7 KVA)
  • 40A (AC) (9.6 KVA)
  • 48A (AC) (11.5 KVA)
BESS MAX CONTINUOUS INPUT CURRENT
20.8 A (AC)
BESS MAX CONTINUOUS INPUT POWER
5 KVA
POWER FACTOR
-1 to +1
PV OPERATING DC INPUT VOLTAGE RANGE
60 – 550 V (DC)
PV OPERATING DC MPPT VOLTAGE RANGE
150 – 480 V (DC)
PV MAX SYSTEM VOLTAGE
600 V (DC)
PV DC ARC FAULT PROTECTION
TYPE 1


CONT. 10 Ul Sid 9540, Ul Sid 1741, Ul Sid 1973, Ul Sid 1699B
CONTAINS FCC ID 2ACIM-WL1HDBMOD, XMR 202 0BC95M2
CONTAINS IC : 20098-WL18DMOD. 10224A – 202OBC95M2


Conclusion

Overall, there is no denying that Tesla make some pretty innovative technology, including this new battery storage system to join their lineup of renewable energy solutions. Now, we can only wait until they release more information or officially release the product and its mysterious price, and availability in Australia.

For a more in-depth look at the Powerwall 3, check out our In-depth Article.




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