There is a new launch called Tesla MegaPack, which combines up to 3 MWh of storage capacity and a 1.5 MW inverter. It is to store a huge amount of energy allowing cities, countries, to have an alternative to fuel. It is an Utility-Scale Energy Storage as they call it.
Megapack is pre-built at Tesla factory. It has an easy installation and configuration process.
After selling Powerwall batteries for homes for four years, the company started now working on larger projects.
Tesla wrote about it in a blog post:
“Megapack significantly reduces the complexity of large-scale battery storage and provides an easy installation and connection process. Each Megapack comes from the factory fully-assembled with up to 3 megawatt hours (MWhs) of storage and 1.5 MW of inverter capacity, building on Powerpack’s engineering with an AC interface and 60% increase in energy density to achieve significant cost and time savings compared to other battery systems and traditional fossil fuel power plants.”
The product has its own monitoring system which also manages the power control and monetization:
Tesla developed its own software in-house to monitor, control and monetize Megapack installations. All Megapacks connect to Powerhub, an advanced monitoring and control platform for large-scale utility projects and microgrids, and can also integrate with Autobidder, Tesla’s machine-learning platform for automated energy trading.
Tesla’s Megapack can be DC-connected directly to the solar array and create a whole power plant.
Tesla MegaPack – The Features:
- The capacity of three-megawatt hours.
- Lithium-ion batteries for energy storage.
- DC-to-DC converter units and thermal management.
- Easy transport – packaged together as a single unit inside a shipping container.
Tesla deployed 415 MWh within their Powerwalls and Powerpacks in the second quarter of 2019 which is a new record for Tesla this year.
Groups of Megapack are working together. They are designed to operate the similar way as the “Tesla big battery” installed at the Hornsdale Power Reserve in Australia during 2017 where Tesla Powerpack units were used as well.