First Look: Tesla Inverter Installed on 10.20 kW Solar System & Exclusive Photos

First Look: Tesla Inverter Installed on 10.20 kW Solar System & Exclusive Photos

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In mid-January this year, Tesla introduced a new product that has become a logical and irreplaceable addition to the product line from its Tesla Energy division: Tesla Solar Inverter. The first installations using the new equipment have already begun.

An inverter is a power electronic device or circuitry that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). Previously, Tesla used equipment from other manufacturers, but now the situation has changed, and the company can provide a full range of products that will help make a customer's home independent from the grid and more sustainable.

Tesla Solar Inverter complements Tesla's home solar system, converting DC power from solar to AC power for home consumption. In this way, you can use the energy of the sun to meet your needs. It is compatible with the company's products, such as Solar Roof and traditional solar panels.

Clients use the Tesla App to easily manage their home solar system, and monitor energy consumption. The Tesla Solar Inverter is designed with Tesla's home solar system features in mind, making it the perfect addition to it.

Tesla has already started installing solar systems using Tesla Inverter. One such unit was installed in San Diego, California. The client ordered a system consisting of 30 solar panels with a size of 10.20 kW. The estimated year 1 production is 14680 kWh, while the estimated year 1 Offset is 194%. The system is complemented by Tesla Inverter for smoother use.

Key Features of Tesla Inverter

  • Built on Powerwall 2 technology for exceptional efficiency and reliability
  • Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and cellular connectivity, with over-the-air updates
  • Designed to integrate with Tesla Powerwall and Tesla app
  • 3.8 kW and 7.6 kW models available

Specifications of Tesla Inverter

  • Power
  • 3.8 kW / 7.6 kW
  • 2/4 maximum power point trackers
  • 97.5% efficiency


  • Indoor or outdoor -22 ° F to 113 ° F

Size of Tesla Inverter

  • 26 "x 16" x 6 "
  • 660 mm x 411 mm x 158 mm
  • Certifications
  • Meets US and international safety standards
  • Meets US and international safety EMI standards


  • 52 lbs


  • Integrated rapid shutdown, arc fault and ground fault protection


  • 12.5 years

More details about Tesla Solar Inverter can be found on the company's website.

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Eva Fox

Eva Fox

Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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