Tesla, the leading electric vehicle manufacturer, has announced a significant achievement in its energy storage division, having deployed 1 gigawatt-hour (GWh) of Powerwalls in Europe. This milestone underscores the burgeoning role of energy storage solutions in the region.
Tesla's venture into the energy storage sector dates back to 2015 with the introduction of the Powerwall, which has now evolved into a substantial division within the company.
In the previous quarter, Tesla revealed that it had deployed a record-breaking 4 GWh of energy storage, encompassing both Powerwalls and Megapacks. The latter, primarily utilized in large-scale utility projects, likely constituted the majority of the capacity.
Today, Tesla proudly unveiled the accomplishment of having a fleet of Powerwalls in Europe that collectively amounts to 1 GWh.
This achievement is noteworthy, considering that the availability of Powerwall is confined to specific European markets. Moreover, the product's utilization in Europe is limited by the absence of a 3-phase version.
The potential introduction of a 3-phase version could potentially further boost the popularity of the energy storage system in the European market.
Our Powerwall fleet in Europe just surpassed 1GWh—this is enough stored energy to power an average of 41k homes for 12h!
— Tesla Europe (@teslaeurope) November 7, 2023
Tesla recently launched the Powerwall 3, set to be offered alongside the Powerwall 3+. While detailed specifications are yet to be disclosed, there is optimism that Tesla might eventually enable a 3-phase version to expand the product's applicability.
Nonetheless, Tesla's success in deploying 1 GWh of Powerwalls in Europe underscores the growing momentum and demand for energy storage solutions in the region. With this considerable capacity, the company is expected to leverage its fleet to offer additional services, such as virtual power plants and its innovative Tesla Electric retail plan.