Powerwall 3 available in UK

Powerwall 3 – What should we expect from Tesla’s home battery storage?

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Powerwall3 98 - Tethys Energy

Why are UK customers (and installers), lining up to buy the Powerwall 3, which became available on the British market from 19th June of this year. This is an easy one……it does almost everything! With solar inverter integration, varied charge options, smaller and flood proof casing and whole home back up – it is ticking a lot of boxes.

Lets compare the Powerwall products:

Tesla Battery Version(Existing) Powerwall 2(New) Powerwall 3
Usable capacity13.5 kWh13.5 kWh
Max Continuous AC power output3.68 kW or 5 kW3.68 kW – 11.04 kW
Round-trip efficiency90%97%
Dimensions1150 x 753 x 147 mm1099 x 609 x 193 mm
Warranty10 yrs10yrs
Weight114 kg130 kg
MPPT strings (PV)None (Battery only)3 strings
Powerwall 2 and 3 Stats 2024

Powering PV with Powerwall 3

The Tesla Powerwall 3 can supply more power with a single unit and is designed to future-proof your needs. Powerwall 3 features an integrated solar inverter allowing solar to be connected directly. This is both convenient and efficient. It can be added to your existing solar PV system or installed on its own, (much like the Powerwall 2). But unlike the Powerwall 2, it can manage both PV and Battery (the AC and the DC) thereby removing the requirement for a separate PV inverter. Good news for everyone.

District Network Operator (DNO) applications should be more straightforward and may return faster response (potentially less waiting around). This is because there is only a requirement for one power generator as the Powerwall 3 will manage both the PV and the battery in your home.

The Powerwall 3 can be set to various charges from 3.68k to11.04kW charge with a broad range between these values. This variable option gives homeowners more control over their energy generation and storage.

Tesla Powerwall 3 – Future proofing your energy needs

Much like the Powerwall 2, the Powerwall 3 has extension capability to add on additional power in future years as your needs change, however the Powerwall 3 makes this a much simpler thing to do. Tesla have allowed for the Powerwall to grow as your property and energy use evolves. Up to 3 DC expansion packs can be added to each Powerwall anytime allowing up to 54kWh of battery storage. The Powerwall 3 is not however compatible to stack with the Powerwall 2 system.

With 3 Maximum Power Point Trackers, the Powerwall 3 is able to energize 3 separate areas (multiple roofs) without the need for an additional inverter. An average domestic inverter powers 2 strings. This negates the need for an additional inverter. Ideal for larger properties, installing partly on garages or outbuildings.

PW3 Brochure Cover - Tethys Energy

Powerwall stores your solar energy for backup protection, so when the grid goes down your power stays on, giving homeowners more control about their grid reliance.

Powerwall 3 can provide access to clean energy day and night. If this solar battery solution is installed with solar panels you can use the electricity generated when you need it, or you may have the option to buy energy from the grid at it’s cheapest time (often at night).

Check your tariff with your energy provider for more information on tariffs.

When retrofitting to an existing solar PV system, Powerwall 3 is compatible with all major solar inverter brands and can support various existing system sizes. Get a quote from us now to plan your solar upgrade.

As a Tesla approved installer Tethys Energy can install your Powerwall 3 and your solar PV. Tethys Energy also install EV charge points as part of a PV or Battery install to maximize your clean energy use.

For most homes, you can receive whole-home backup to power your entire home during a power cut and have energy independence by producing energy with solar. You can also reduce your reliance on the grid and save money on utility bills.

App Powerwall 3 SolarPanels - Tethys Energy

The Tesla app is a system that allows you to monitor and customize the systems behavior to meet your energy requirements and goals.

The Tesla app allows you to add your energy tariff for more accurate value calculation estimates and system optimization.

Powerwall 3 is a fully integrated solar and battery system, designed to meet the needs of your home. Tethys Energy are certified Tesla installers. To start planning your Powerwall 3 install get in touch.

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