Tesla has recently introduced its latest energy storage product which combine a maximum total storage capacity of 3 MWh and 1.5 MWh inverter. This marks yet another step in in their journey towards their goals of making electric cars be seen as a viable long range alternative to cars running on gas.
The new product is essentially a system the size of a shipping container which is filled with battery components, it is described by Tesla in their official blog post as:
“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.”
Behind these new energy products sits a substantial amount of software which is able to connect to the Autobidder which is Tesla’s machine learning platform for automated energy trading.
“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 customers have already used Autobidder to dispatch more than 100 GWh of energy in global electricity markets.”
Furthermore, according to Tesla the embedded software will enable continuous updates and optimization of the system.
“And, just as Tesla vehicles benefit from continued software updates over time, Megapack continues to improve through a combination of over-the-air and server-based software updates.”