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The Tesla Powerwall 3 is available in the USA and expected to launch in the UK towards the end of 2024: we’re excited.  

The revolutionary Powerwall brought innovative battery storage solutions to homes across the world. At The Little Green Energy Company, we were the first licensed installers to bring the Powerwall system to the UK and we will be one of the first to install the Powerwall 3.

Thousands of our customers in Kent, Surrey and Sussex have relied on their Tesla Powerwall battery storage systems to store their excess electricity produced by solar, charge their electric cars, and have enjoyed backup protection Powerwall offers in the event of grid outages. Powerwall also opens up all the latest energy tariffs that allow customers to trade electricity with the grid.

What’s new in Powerwall 3?

The main difference between the Powerwall 2 and the Powerwall 3 is that the new model contains an integrated solar inverter, allowing solar to be connected directly (DC coupled) for even higher efficiency. This means that the electricity produced by the solar panels is fed directly into the battery where it is stored, before being converted to AC electricity as and when it is needed in the home, reducing the amount of conversions needed. This will ultimately improve the overall efficiency of storage, from 90% up to 97.5%, giving you more energy to use at home.

3rd Generation Powerwall Specifications

We are still waiting for the final Powerwall 3 specifications in the UK,  but the following is from the American version. We expect the UK version will be very similar. 

Other Powerwall 3 benefits

If you’re thinking of having a Tesla Powerwall 3 installed then you need to be aware of the benefits. Powerwall owners know that they can rely on their Tesla battery storage to provide  whole-home backup to power their house in the event of an outage, and can become more energy independent by producing their own sustainable solar energy at home. Customers can monitor their entire system and manage their energy flow through the Tesla app in order to meet their energy goals. Integrating your residential solar panel system with Tesla Powerwall just makes sense. 

Tesla continues to revolutionise the already legendary Powerwall system, and the brand new Tesla Powerwall 3 is a powerhouse of solar energy battery storage. Powerwall 3 is a fully integrated solar and battery system, designed to meet the needs of your home. Supplying more power with a single unit, and easily expanded to grow with you, the Powerwall 3 is an innovative solution to energy storage. 

The Powerwall 3 comes with its own integrated hybrid inverter, meaning it shares its inverter with the solar panels making the whole renewable energy system more efficient.  The solar panels will simply connect straight into the Powerwall 3.

The integrated inverter will be rated at a massive 11.5kW, allowing a good sized solar PV system to be attached.  It also has 6 MPPT inputs which will cover the majority of installations shading requirements.

The new Powerwall 3 will be able to supply more power than its predecessor.  It is expected to be able to supply twice as much power on demand using its own integrated inverter.  This means it will be able to run most appliances in your home as well as offering you twice as much power in the event of a power cut.

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Tesla Powerwall 3 FAQs

When will Powerwall 3 be available in the UK?

The Tesla Powerwall 3 is expected to be available later in 2024. As a Premium Installer of the Tesla Powerwall we will have access to the product before anyone else.

The Powerwall 2 is still readily available and will remain so after the Powerwall 3 has launched.  Some applications will still be better suited to the Powerwall 2 and so both will be available into the future.

Is Powerwall 3 compatible with solar inverters?

Yes, the Tesla Powerwall 3 is compatible with all major solar inverters. 

How much is Powerwall 3 going to cost?

Powerwall 3 offers a fully integrated solar battery system. The price of a Tesla Powerwall 3 depends on the type and complexity of the install, with prices starting from £7,800 fully installed. This will take advantage of the new VAT rules coming into effect on the 1st February 2024, so there is no VAT charged on Powerwall installations.

If you are interested in ordering a home battery today, you can contact us regarding Powerwall 3. This is currently available for less than £10,000 inc VAT fully installed.

Can Powerwall 3 be added to my existing Powerwall 3?

No. The Tesla Powerwall 3 can be added to other Powerwall 3 batteries, but cannot be added to Powerwall 2 batteries. Powerwall 3 is also not compatible with other solar inverters and can only be DC coupled.

Does Powerwall 3 come with a warranty?

Yes. The battery will come with an industry leading 10-year warranty. 

Do I still need a solar inverter with my Powerwall 3?

No. The Powerwall 3 comes with its own integrated hybrid inverter, meaning it shares its inverter with the solar panels making the whole renewable energy system more efficient.  The solar panels will simply connect straight into the Powerwall 3.

Does Powerwall 3 back up my home in the event of a power cut?

Yes. The Powerwall 3 will have whole home backup, similar to the Powerwall 2.  It is also expected to be able to provide twice as much power meaning you can run more appliances while off grid.

How do I buy a Powerwall 3?

You will need to go through a certified Tesla Powerwall installer, like us. As one of the leading Premier Partner installers of Tesla Powerwall in the UK, we will be installing Powerall 3 across the country as soon as it becomes available. If you have any questions regarding the Tesla Powerwall 3, do not hesitate to contact our team. 

We are also now taking deposits, so if you would like to be one of the first people to own a Powerwall 3 in the UK then please get in touch now.

Can a Tesla Powerwall be installed outside?

Yes, the Tesla Powerwall 3 can be mounted inside or outside. It is water resistant and tough enough to handle all weather conditions. The Tesla Powerwall 3 also has internal heating and cooling to optimise the battery in all conditions.

Can a Tesla Powerwall 3 power your home?

Installing a Powerwall will reduce your dependence on the grid by storing excess solar that can be used when the sun goes down to power your home. The Tesla Powerwall 3 also comes with backup functionality, so that your home can be powered using your solar battery in the event of a power outage or grid failure.

Can a Tesla Powerwall 3 charge an electric car?

Energy stored in the Powerwall during the dat from your solar panels can be used to buffer the charging of your electric car in the evening.

Can a Tesla Powerwall 3 run an air conditioner?

Yes. Installing a Powerwall 3 will reduce your dependence on the grid, storing excess solar that can be used when the sun goes down to power your home. This can include your air conditioner or electric heating.

Can a Tesla Powerwall be charged by a generator?

No, the Tesla Powerwall 3 is not designed to be charged from a generator. It can be charged from the grid or on your solar panels.

Can a Tesla Powerwall 3 be mounted horizontally?

No. The Tesla Powerwall 3 has to be mounted vertically, either on the floor or affixed to a wall. When floor mounted, multiple Powerwall units can be stacked in front of each other.

Can a Tesla Powerwall be installed without solar panels?

Yes, you can have a Tesla Powerwall installed on its own. You can take advantage of the Time of Use tariffs available. Charging the Powerwall at off peak times when electricity is cheapest and then using the Tesla Powerwall at peak times.

 

The Tesla Powerwall 3 also has backup functionality, which means your home can be powered in the event of a power outage or a power cut.