Tesla is releasing the specifications for its new Powerwall+ energy storage system, according to a new product information sheet that a potential customer posted.
Tesla’s Powerwall is the energy storage system that the company utilizes for Solar customers. The Powerwall stores excess energy that is captured by solar panels or from the grid and keeps it reserved for power outages, nighttime hours, or peak rate times to save money. The Powerwall was first introduced by Tesla in 2015, with its Powerwall 2 sibling being announced in October 2016. Now, Tesla is revising the Powerwall once again, according to CEO Elon Musk, who detailed the improvements Tesla plans to make to the energy storage device in the coming months.
Solar power will feed exclusively to Powerwall. Powerwall will interface only between utility meter & house main breaker panel, enabling super simple install & seamless whole house backup during utility dropouts.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 22, 2021
Musk said on April 21st that Tesla’s residential energy products will be sold as a bundle and will exclusively work with one another. This means that Tesla Powerwalls will not work with other manufacturer’s solar panels. Additionally, Tesla will not sell any of its Solar products without a Powerwall, Musk said during the Q1 2021 Earnings Call. Musk indicated the reasoning had to do with easing the installation difficulty, which he says will decrease “dramatically.”