Tesla Powerwall 2
Tesla Powerwall 2 is the most installed home battery in Australia for good reason. Aside from the almost cult-like following of the founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, the Powerwall 2 is a great product.
Is the Powerwall 2 a good battery?
The Tesla Powerwall 2 is generally considered to be a high-quality and reliable home battery option. It has a storage capacity of 13.5 kWh, which is sufficient to power an average home (essential loads) for several hours in the event of a power outage. It can also be integrated with solar panels to allow homeowners to store excess solar energy generated during the day and use it at night or during periods of high energy demand.
The Powerwall 2 is also designed with safety in mind and includes features such as thermal controls, fuses, and a liquid-cooled system to prevent overheating. It also comes with a 10-year warranty, which provides peace of mind to homeowners.
Overall, the Tesla Powerwall 2 is a good choice for those looking for a reliable and high-quality home battery option.
What are the features of the Tesla Powerwall 2?
High Capacity: The Powerwall 2 has a storage capacity of 13.5 kWh, which is enough to power an average home for several hours during a power outage or to help reduce reliance on the grid.
Lithium-Ion Battery: The Powerwall 2 is equipped with a high-performance lithium-ion battery that is designed to be safe, reliable, and long-lasting.
Integrated Inverter: The Powerwall 2 has an integrated inverter that converts DC energy from solar panels or the grid into AC energy that can be used by your home.
Scalable Design: The Powerwall 2 is designed to be scalable, so you can add multiple units to increase your storage capacity if needed.
Energy Management System: The Powerwall 2 is equipped with an advanced energy management system that optimizes the use of your stored energy to help reduce energy costs and promote energy independence.
Mobile App: Tesla offers a mobile app that allows homeowners to monitor and control their Powerwall 2 system from anywhere.
Weatherproof Design: The Powerwall 2 is designed to be weatherproof and can be installed both indoors and outdoors.
10-Year Warranty: The Powerwall 2 comes with a 10-year warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship.
Does Tesla have a presence in Australia for supporting the Powerwall 2?
Yes, Tesla has a presence in Australia to support the Powerwall 2. The company has a number of authorized resellers and installers throughout the country, as well as a customer support team that can be contacted for technical assistance or warranty claims.
Tesla also has an online portal where customers can access information about their Powerwall 2, monitor their energy usage, and receive alerts about any issues or updates related to their system. In addition, Tesla offers a mobile app that allows customers to remotely monitor and control their Powerwall 2 system.
Overall, Tesla has a strong presence in Australia and provides robust support for the Powerwall 2
In Australia, Tesla has several offices and facilities in different cities, including in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide. These offices primarily focus on sales and service for Tesla’s electric vehicles and energy products, including the Powerwall 2.
What are the Pro’s and Con’s of the Tesla Powerwall 2?
Simple retrofit: The Popwerwall 2 can be added to most solar installations.
Backup Power: The Powerwall 2 can provide backup power in the event of a power outage, allowing homeowners to maintain critical systems like refrigeration, lighting, and communication.
High Capacity: With a storage capacity of 13.5 kWh, the Powerwall 2 can provide ample power for most households.
Sleek Design: The Powerwall 2 is designed to be compact and aesthetically pleasing, so it can be installed in a variety of settings without detracting from the home’s appearance.
Warranty: The Powerwall 2 comes with a 10-year warranty, which provides peace of mind to homeowners.
AC coupled: AC Coupled batteries make them easy to add to most solar systems but there is a bit of double handling which results in a minor loss. The solar system produces DC, a standard solar inverter then converts it to AC power so you can use it. An AC-coupled battery then converts this energy back to DC to store it in the battery and back to AC again so it can be used.
Grid restrictions: If you have maxed out your inverter capacity with standard solar inverters (or want to in the future) some grid providers might add restrictions for AC coupled battery solutions as they contain an inverter. E.g. if you have single phase in Queensland and you already have 10kW of solar inverter capacity and you want to add a Tesla Powerwall 2 your export maybe limited to 1.5kW from the standard 5kW allowance.
Single phase backup: The product can be installed on three phase properties but backup will only be for single phase appliances. This is only a minor disadvantage because the reality is that in backup mode we typically only backup essential single phase loads because larger three phase loads drain the battery too quickly. Unless you are installing a very large bank of batteries single phase backup is adequate for most households.