Tesla Powerwall II with new Backup Gateway 2
Following on from the main page a Powerwall II with the new Backup Gateway 2, on top of being much more attractive than the old one, comes with a lot more capability than the last version as well:
Being able to provide full house backup for most homes for a few hours to around a day if you don’t have any solar installed, and potentially indefinitely if you do.
Worries about power cuts will be a thing of the past.
You can stack multiple Powerwall 2s into a very small space now as well, meaning they look great and don’t take up much real space even if you have a few.
The Backup Gateway 2 also comes with full virtual power plant capability, which you’ll be hearing about more over the coming months and years, where you’ll be able to sign up your Powerwall 2 to be part of a big, countrywide battery that will help stabilise and enhance our creaking national electrical infrastructure and bring it into the 21st Century. You’ll get paid for that too, once they have the service ready.
Following the success of Tesla’s first-generation Powerwall, Tesla engineers have been busy redesigning and upgrading their home battery to include a built-in AC inverter and to deliver increased power, 3KW to 5KW and more than double the energy capacity, 6.4kWh to 13.5kWh, all within a smaller, sleeker casing.
The Tesla Powerwall 2 remains a natural addition to households with solar PV, however, the AC coupling and increased capacity makes it viable for time-shifting consumption with tariffs offering cheap night rate electricity which can charge your Powerwall 2 ready for discharge during the more expensive evening peak. Time of Use tariffs will soon become standard, discouraging excessive peak rate consumption with high prices, following the rollout of smart meters, and are available today to the benefit of those able to cut their peak demand, See Green Energy’s TIDE tariff.
There are many potential causes of power outages from severe weather and demand overload to faults at any stage across the power generation and distribution network. If this is a concern to you, the Powerwall 2, installed with an optional back-up gateway, can be configured to provide back-up power to run lights, the internet, phones, and other essential equipment during even extended outages. This, together with the child and pet-friendly touch-safe operation, a comprehensive battery safety and management system and a ten-year unlimited cycle warranty will give Powerwall 2 owners unparalleled functionality, flexibility and peace of mind.
Wall or floor mountable, the Powerwall 2 has an operating temperature range of -20 degrees to + 50 degrees C, and can be installed either inside or outside. It has one of the lowest lifetime operating costs per kWh stored and is scalable, with the ability to stack up to 10 units together for large domestic and small commercial applications.
With this new release, Tesla really have cemented their position as the outright market leader for home and business Energy Storage.
Let’s face it, if you had free choice, you’d always go Tesla wouldn’t you….
If you’re interested in getting one of these shiny new things for your home, and of course we think everyone will be, then get in touch with us today and we’ll be able to give you a full installed price after a few quick questions.