Tesla is launching hardware which adds backup power capabilities to its Powerwall domestic battery storage system for the first time in Europe. The addition of the new Backup Gateway 2 will make the Powerwall uninterruptable power supply (UPS) enabled, allowing it to provide backup power in the instance of a power outage. The company said today that the hardware is launching initially in the UK, marking the first time Tesla battery systems have had this capability in Europe. Homes and small businesses with solar installed will benefit the most from Powerwall. A traditional solar system will shut down during an outage to prevent any power from going back into the grid. However, Tesla’s new tech manages the grid connection and allows solar to continue operating during an outage.
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