Tesla unveils its Gateway upgrade for Powerwall 2 batteryMay 2, 2019
Tesla has chosen Australia – with its world-leading battery storage market – for the global unveiling of its upgraded home energy manage
ment system – the latest version of the Backup Gateway hardware that supports its Powerwall 2 unit.
Richmond, Victoria on Monday night, and will roll out to installers elsewhere in coming weeks.
The new unit – which is the smarts and communications centre for Tesla’s Powerwall battery systems, enabling solar self-consumption and time-based control applications – features improved aesthetics, with a display similar in design to the battery itself.
It also includes a range of new features, including fast data, improved connectivity, and the ability to work with three phase homes that will enable up to 10 Powerwalls to be connected on-grid and up to 4 Powerwalls for single phase back-up during an outage.
Among new features is 0.2% site-level metering accuracy, allowing Powerwall owners to unlock future value by participating in virtual power plants, and it is equipped with LTE for faster data transfer for monitoring and over-the-air-updates.