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Tesla Existing Powerwall 2 Power Capacity to Increase up to 50%

Tesla Existing Powerwall 2 Power Capacity to Increase up to 50%

Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s existing Powerwall 2 units will get a software update that increases their power capacity up to 50%.

Currently, the Powerwall 2 units are adverted to have a peak power capacity of 7kW and 5kW continuously. The new software update will upgrade the existing units to have an overall peak power capacity of 10.5kW and 7.5kW continuously.

The Powerwall 2 made the debut in 2016 but never received any updates since the initial release. Over the years, Tesla tweaked the energy capacity to 13.5kW and the weight decreased from 269 lbs to 251.3 lbs.

Though the price was the only thing that has been changed several times because Tesla could not keep up with the demand.

Thanks to an early-mover advantage, Tesla Powerwall has been taking over the home battery pack sector even with minor updates in the past five years.

Tesla Powerwall 2 Software Update

Now Elon Musk is announcing the first and major update to the Powerwall 2 power capacity. After Tesla’s CEO announced that the company will start bundling solar and energy storage products, he added that the existing Powerwall 2 units will get a software update that increases the power capacity up to 50%.

Depending on the production date that you purchased the Powerwall 2, the power capacity increase can only go up to 50% at 30C ambient temperature. The software update will be pushed to Powerwall 2 in the coming month.

In the other news, Tesla quietly started producing Powerwall 2 Plus which will feature an impressive peak power capacity of 14kW and 10kW continuously. Though, Elon Musk did not further elaborate on the specifications of the all-new Powerwall 2 Plus.

The software update to the existing Powerwall 2 units is a welcoming change as well as the production of the new Powerwall 2 Plus is a step forward to Elon Musk’s vision of becoming energy independent by turning residential homes into a distributed power plants.

The CEO also revealed that Tesla’s recently launched solar inverter, which was offered with 3.8 kW and 7.6 kW power outputs, has also been updated for more than 10 kW power output.

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