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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 will be available to customers starting 2024." - Tesla's Website.
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.
"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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
The warranty for the Tesla Powerwall 3 will be 10 Years, as confirmed on their website.
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.
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
|OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE
|-20 C TO 50 C
|DE-RATED TEMPERATURE RANGE
|40 C TO 50 C
|PV INVERTER TOPOLOGY
|NORMAL GRID VOLTAGE INPUT AND OUTPUT
|240 V (AC)
|GRID VOLTAGE RANGE
|211 V – 264 V (AC)
|MAX SUPPLY FAULT CURRENT
|MAX CONTINIOUS OUTPUT CURRENT (POWER AT 240V)
|BESS MAX CONTINUOUS INPUT CURRENT
|20.8 A (AC)
|BESS MAX CONTINUOUS INPUT POWER
|-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
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
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.
All we can do is wait for the official release from Tesla about the Powerwall 3 and its availability in Australia to surface, but in the meantime you are welcome to explore our Powerwall 2 solutions, as well as our other battery storage and solar solutions.
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