Electric cars are attracting the most attention, but Tesla also has a growing energy business that CEO Elon Musk believes will be at least as good as the auto business. In addition to huge megapack batteries and large-scale photovoltaic installations, it also offers solar roofs and smaller Powerwall storage systems for private customers. And Tesla recently launched its own inverter for controlling a solar installation and feeding the electricity it generates into the grid.
Solar inverter new on Tesla website
The Tesla Solar Inverter can now be found on the company’s website, as the Electrek blog first noticed. This obviously only applies to the USA for the time being – if you switch from the info page to the Germany version, you are redirected to the general homepage and greeted by a Model 3. Overall, Tesla’s energy supply outside of its home market is still patchy. While you can, for example, click together on an installation with conventional modules or the photovoltaic roof tiles Solar Roof, Tesla in Germany only offers a contact form for further information.
One exception, however, is the Powerwall home storage system, which has also been available in Germany for a long time, and at a comparatively low price. In this respect, the Tesla inverter could also make it to other markets earlier. Tesla does not currently name a single price on the US pages, which on the other hand could mean that it is only offered together with a photovoltaic installation.
Wireless updates for inverters
As Electrek reports, Tesla has so far worked with inverters from Delta and SolarEdge in its private installations. There is now your own with 3.8 kilowatts or 7.6 kilowatts (relatively lower) power. According to Tesla, it is based on Powerwall technology, in which an inverter is integrated, and is intended to complete the system for domestic photovoltaics. The solar inverter can then also be accessed via the Tesla app. To do this, it can be connected to the Internet via WiFi, Ethernet or cellular communications, and as with Tesla, wireless updates are almost naturally possible.