There is a popular saying: “What has a beginning, has an end”. The latest evaluations of Tesla, Inc. products have proven it wrong. Thus, for instance, the new generation powerwall and powerpack have gained an incredible popularity and are a high demand item on markets. If you have decided to buy Tesla Powerwall this information will be necessary for you to consider your further steps.
How It Started
The device’s development started in 2012. The tests marked incredible results of about 20 percent electrical bill reduction. In 2015 Elon Musk, the product architect of Tesla, Inc, announced the launch of production for two models of Tesla Powerwall battery with 10kWh and 7kWh capacity for backup applications and daily cycle applications respectively. By March 2016, however, the 10kWh battery project was removed, remaining only the 7kWh battery for daily cycle. This product was such a huge success that by April 2020 the Tesla company announced the 100,000th Tesla Powerwall installation.
Powerwall And Powerpack
Powerwall and Powerpack are the products of Tesla, Inc, designed for similar purposes, but with different specifications. Both are energy storage batteries intended for power backup. If compared, Tesla Powerwall capacity is different from that of powerpack. Designed for home energy storage this device implements power backup and provides off-grid electricity to the consumer whenever needed. Powerpack is intended for larger use. The main purpose of utilization is commercial or electric utility grid, frequency regulation and voltage control.
Take A Closer Look
Being a high demand product in the modern solar industry Tesla Powerwall cost varies from $3,000 to $6,500. The price difference is due to the type of the battery. On modern markets two types of the device are distinguished: Powerwall 1 and Powerwall 2. Having the capacity of 14kWh, Powerwall 2 or in other words Gen 2 Powerwall is twice as powerful as Powerwall 1. Unveiled in 2016 it has more flexible specifications than Powerwall 1. With easier installation and setup, it is also more compact in size. To better imagine the difference let’s compare the two of them:
Both are manufactured with lithium-ion technology. The capacity of PW1 is 6.4kWh and PW2 is 13.5kWh. The operating temperature for PW1 is -4 to 110-degree Fahrenheit, and -4 to 122-degree Fahrenheit for PW2. The Tesla Powerwall dimensions are as follows: PW1 – 51.3H×35W×7.2D inches, PW2 – 45.3H×29.6W×5.75D inches. The cycle during warranty for PW1 is 5,000 and unlimited for PW2. The Wh per US dollar is 2.13 and 2.46 respectively. The difference between Tesla Powerwall specs is in favor of Gen 2 Powerwall from both physical and operational point of view. However, it also has its disadvantages: in comparison with Gen 1 Powerwall this Tesla Powerwall price is double. Both are best-selling products in the modern market with permanent demand. Unlike PW1, PW2 comes with an integrated DC/AC converter. It is supported with Tesla Powerwall app with the ability to be used off-grid and from most remote locations. It is possible to connect multiple powerwalls to expand the capacity.
As mentioned above powerpack is designed for larger commercial use. It comes in three types. For a better comprehension of the product and the difference between the types, let’s study the table below:
Hence, the main difference is the capacity. Designing the largest accumulator batteries on market Tesla has already installed a grid storage facility with 80 MWh capacity in 2016 and another with 129 MWh capacity in 2019. The major areas of installation being California and Australia, Tesla Powerpack meets the variety of energy needs in industry.
Author of the article: Helen Kocharyan