Tesla is about to launch Powerwall 3

Tesla is set to launch the Powerwall 3, the third generation of its home battery, according to information obtained by Electrek.

In 2015, when it launched its Tesla Energy division, Tesla released the first generation of the Powerwall, and it quickly became by far the most popular home battery in the residential market.


A little after, Tesla launches the Powerwall 2a new version of the residential battery with more energy and power capacity.

It also features a cleaner, squarer design:

Tesla Powerwall and Backup Gateway 2

Tesla installed it with almost all solar installations and other solar installers, like sunrunalso embraced the product as the company increased production capacity to over 4,000 units per week.

In 2021, Tesla launched Powerwall Pluswhich includes a new inverter and higher power output.

Each of these iterations helped Tesla perfect the product, which quickly became the top product people think of when thinking of home energy storage.

Last year, Electrek reported on an internal meeting at Tesla where Seth Winger, senior director of solar product engineering at Tesla, confirmed that the company is gearing up to launch new home energy products.

2022 Tesla Energy Products

Now we learn that Tesla is set to launch Powerwall 3.

Electrek obtained confirmation that Tesla has applied to certain power utilities to have a new product named Powerwall 3 approved as certified equipment for connection with those power utilities.

Unfortunately, new specs or features aren’t listed in the new certification, but based on what Winger said last year, we should expect three major upgrades:

  • Easier installations
  • Better aesthetics
  • Superior performance

Since Tesla Powerwall 3 is already certified by a handful of power utilities, we expect the product to launch soon.

Electrek’s Grasp

What can we expect from a Powerwall 3?

Tesla has consistently increased the power output of the Powerwall, but it hasn’t increased the 13.5kWh capacity since Powerwall 2 in 2016.

It would be nice if Tesla improved on that front, but it’s not necessary since the product is stackable, although most installations include two Powerwalls, so it might make sense to try to run them with just one device.

In all power products, Tesla has worked to make them easier, faster and cheaper to install, so we can expect that with the Powerwall 3.

What would you like to see in Powerwall 3? Let us know in the comment section below. And if you know anything about the product, you can contact fred@electrek.com.

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