Another step closer to deliveries of the Tesla Powerwall 1

Tesla has recently announced that Australia will be one of the first countries in the world to get the new Powerwall, a 7kWh home battery that is set to revolutionise the way Australian households use energy.

This continues to cause a stir down under, and their high profile is doing wonders for the solar and storage industry. By ramping up production, the industry is set to see the cost of storage plummet over the coming years, to the point where storage becomes mainstream like solar power is today.

What is the Tesla Powerwall Battery?

Tesla Powerwall BatteryThe highly anticipated lithium-ion battery will allow households to generate solar power during the day, and then store the energy to use at night. Some suggest Sydney households with time-of-day meters may even be able to charge the batteries overnight during the off-peak billing period, to then use during the peak billing hours between 2 pm and 8 pm.

Tesla has identified Australia as a key market for their Powerwall battery due to the structure of retail energy, in particular, the low feed-in tariffs currently on offer. When households aren’t getting enough of an incentive to sell their excess solar power back into the grid, it makes good sense to store the power to be used when the sun isn’t shining.

We anticipate initial shipment from Tesla to be limited, but the excitement in the market grows daily as we wait for the arrival of the Tesla Powerwall batteries to Australia in late 2015.

As one of Sydney’s leading solar power installers Solaray are excited to be part of this energy revolution and installing innovative energy storage systems for new and existing customers.

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