Elon Musk stated at a recent investor conference that production of the Tesla Powerwall 2 Plus will begin in November 2020. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery storage system for home use was first launched in 2016 and now the manufacturer is planning to launch a new version of the technology.
The tycoon had hinted at the novelty when he indicated that the energy capacity of the manufacturer’s home batteries might increase. However, Musk went no further. “In fact, all Powerwalls made since November last year have much more power capacity than the specification on the website. The new model has about twice the energy capacity, ”he said finally.
Powerwall 2 Plus and solar panel
As with the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, the ‘Plus’ of the new Powerwall indicates a change in capacity. The previous version has a continuous power supply of 5 kW, which can reach 7 kW at maximum production. According to information from Musk, these values will be doubled.
Speaking of him, the tycoon also indicated that the Powerwalls will be sold with solar installations only. “The installation difficulty will be much less. It gets much easier because the energy from the solar panel only goes directly to the Powerwall. And the Powerwall is always located between the power panel and the home’s main power panel, meaning you never have to touch the main circuit breakers in your home, ”he said, stressing the importance of combining technologies for their scalability.
However, it is worth noting that on Monday (26) Elon Musk stated that his company has made “significant mistakes” in its solar panel project, which will lead to cost changes and installation delays. Musk said Tesla struggled to “estimate the difficulty of certain roofs,” justifying that “the complexity of roofs varies greatly.” However, it is not known whether these outages will disrupt the availability of the Powerwall 2 Plus.