All you need to know about the new Tesla Powerwall

Posted on 16 July 2019

All you need to know about the new Tesla Powerwall

Tesla is a name that has become synonymous with sustainability, quality and forward-thinking attitudes.

For over 10 years, Tesla has been building integrated battery systems in cars. It’s innovation like theirs- using expert knowledge and quality control- that has lead the world to a more sustainable and innovative future. They’ve now taken this knowledge and expertise, and turned it toward home energy.

We’ve heard much talk about their vehicles and their promises to assist the government in creating a state-wide renewable future. Though, these plans didn’t quite come into fruition for the state as a whole, you can still welcome Tesla into your sustainably focussed home.

Tesla Powerwall available at Solar Power Direct

The Tesla Powerwall is now available at Solar Power Direct and can not only store your excess energy, but also protect your home from the issues surrounding power outages; which in the not so distant past, greatly impacted South Australian households and families.

Powerwall allows you to store the excess energy your solar panels collect throughout the day and power your home morning, noon and night.

Though solar alone is an excellent and sustainable energy source, it is not immune to outages and will shut down without the protection of battery backup in the event of a blackout.

Don’t rely on the grid- self-power your home

Now you can completely self-power your home using the Tesla Powerwall’s innovative technology, even after the sun goes down and without the reliance of the grid.

Combining the solar energy created by your Solar Power Direct solar panels, a Powerwall will store that valuable excess energy for use on demand at a later time. And if your home creates an abundance of energy you wish to save, you can even bank Powerwalls (up to ten) for extra energy retention.

How does a Tesla Powerwall work?

During the day your solar panels may produce more energy than is needed to power your home. With a solar back up battery, such as the Tesla Powerwall, you’ll save that energy for when you need it. Like at night, cloudier days or in the event of a blackout.

A Tesla Powerwall detects grid outages, disconnects from the main grid and automatically becomes your home’s main energy source. It all happens so fast, you won’t even notice there has been a switch.

Powerwall also uses an internal inverter to convert DC energy to AC energy, which helps to lower cost and complexity.

As we’re sure you can already tell, the Tesla Powerwall is more than just your standard solar panel backup battery. But as is often the case with Tesla, you can expect more.

A Tesla powered home

In line with Tesla’s constant drive to be ahead of the pack when it comes to technology you will have full visibility into your self-powered home through the Tesla app. Seamlessly monitor and automatically manage your Powerwall all through your phone and be notified if an off-grid backup has occurred. This app also syncs with other Tesla home items, creating less fuss.

Tesla design

Chic design is another thing so commonly associated with Tesla, and of course, Powerwall is no different. The battery pack is compact at 1150 mm x 753 mm x 147 mm (L x W x D), it operates almost noise-free and can be floor or wall mounted making it a subtle yet powerful addition to your home.

It’s also water-resistant and dustproof so you can decide if you’d prefer to install it indoors or outdoors.

Safety in your home

At Solar Power Direct we understand that your family’s safety is of utmost importance, as does the team at Tesla.

The Powerwall is touch safe. Using liquid thermal controls and having no exposed wires or hot vents ensure that it’s child friendly, pet friendly and even clumsy adult friendly.

Tesla Powerwall guarantee

You can have peace of mind knowing you can always rely on your Powerwall. The Tesla Powerwall comes with an excellent 10 year warranty as standard.

Solar Power Direct is a proud member of the Smart Energy Council, working towards a safe climate and a strong renewable economy.