Tesla has started installations of its highly anticipated Powerwall 3, the latest generation of the company’s home energy storage product. According to recent social media posts, the new Powerwall 3 touts a more compact design and integrated inverter.
Installer Andy92782 shared first impressions after deploying one of the first Powerwall 3 units at a customer’s home. He reports the Powerwall 3 is approximately 2 inches shorter, 6 inches narrower, and 1 inch thicker compared to the previous generation Powerwall 2.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk also confirmed via X that the integrated inverter is a key upgrade in Powerwall 3. This enables a single unit to serve as an uninterruptible power supply for most homes, keeping the lights on and devices powered during an outage.
Details on the capacity, pricing, and battery chemistry are still unconfirmed. Based on installer photos, it appears to offer 13.5 kWh of storage, a bump up from the Powerwall 2’s 13 kWh capacity. The more compact form factor suggests easier installation and lower manufacturing costs.
While the styling of the rectangular Powerwall 3 may be less eye-catching compared to the sleek wedge design of Powerwall 2, the upgraded performance and functionality look to make it a worthy successor.
As home solar and energy storage continue rapid growth, Tesla’s Powerwall 3 aims to remain a leading solution. The integrated battery and inverter streamline the experience while delivering ample backup power for homes. More details are expected as installations ramp up nationwide.