Good news! The highly anticipated Tesla Powerwall has hit Australian shores. Getting off the grid just got a lot more feasible, and so did readily available clean energy. This solar electricity storage system is set to change the way we pay for electricity.
Here’s why Tesla Powerwall is a game-changer:
It’s bringing convenient solar power storage to the home
Solar energy battery storage systems may have been around for a while now, but they have not been affordable for the average person. The Tesla Powerwall is helping battery storage to become more suitable for domestic applications. In fact, Tesla Powerwall is a breakthrough technology in terms of its application, where many existing solutions are better suited to a commercial or industrial setting.
It can pay for itself over time
How many power sources can you say that about? According to CHOICE, an average household in Australia can save around $3.40 per day. It’s a solid investment for your home, that can either add value or be moved with you, as you see fit.
How the Tesla Powerwall works
The Powerwall battery conveniently gives you power in the evening. When used with your solar panels, the Powerwall stores the electricity they convert for later use. When utility rates are low, energy from the grid will charge the Powerwall. Whether solar or grid, the stored power will then be inverted to the alternating electrical current required by the devices in your home. The Tesla Powerwall is compatible for use with either single phase or three phase utility grids.
It provides enough stored electricity to power your home completely at night
The Powerwall is able to store approximately 6.4kWh of usable energy, either from your solar panel system or your off-peak utility grid power. The Powerwall guidelines define an average home as one that uses approximately 7MWh per year. If your home or business has higher electrical consumption than this and you still want to go completely off the grid, it’s still possible with a Powerwall. You can set up a system that involves an installation of two or more battery units to increase your storage capacity.
You can use it with a PV panel system, or simply save during off-peak electricity price periods
It’s widely thought that the Powerwall is only a solar generation power storage option. Yet you can use the Powerwall even if you don’t have a current solar panel setup, and it will still save you money. That’s right, you don’t actually have to have an existing solar set-up. The Powerwall will store power when it can tell the prices are off-peak, which trims your electricity bill down nicely.
It’s not insanely heavy or bulky
This solar power battery looks sleek and modern, and is much lighter than its competitors. How much does a Tesla Powerall weigh, you might ask? It clocks in at 97kg, and has a size of 1302mm x 862mm x 183mm. The dimensions and weight make it easy to mount on a wall inside or outside your house. You could even keep it in a cupboard or wardrobe, if you wanted to!
The Powerwall is built to last
Coming with a 10 year warranty, the quality construction goes the distance. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery and associated management system are covered by an extremely sturdy case. So sturdy that you can store it inside or outside as you please, plus the Powerwall can handle temperatures between -20°C to 50°C. This 10 year warranty should let you use the Powerwall for around 3,650 cycles – talk about powerful!
It’s very easy to set up, and requires little maintenance
The Tesla Powerwall is a self-regulating machine. It is designed to work automatically, and requires no maintenance after installation. Once installed, you don’t need to worry about it anymore. Set it and forget it, and enjoy those ‘barely there’ or even better, non-existent energy bills.
Lots of local councils are getting behind it
Some local governance bodies will give you a rebate to set up a solar power system, including both power storage systems and solar panels. If you are looking at where to get a Tesla Powerwall in Australia, or even just weighing up the costs, it’s worth having a look to see if you are able to get some cash assistance to make it happen.
You can even use Tesla Powerwalls to power your business
It’s possible to get a Powerwall that is optimised for businesses. Known as the Powerwall Powerpack, this option is a great way to help businesses transition to using solar energy (or at the very least, save on their power bills). It’s becoming increasingly important to consumers that businesses present evidence that they are doing things in as green a manner as possible, and the Powerpack can help with this. This solar battery system allows business to reduce their energy cost, especially during periods of peak demand. Powerpack also lets businesses remain connected to the grid and reduces their energy consumption profile.
It’s a way to stick it to energy companies
The price of power has been rising steadily over the last years. This steep incline has not been accompanied by a proportionate rise in the average wage or income, yet very little has been done to address this. This sector is supremely out of touch with the people who use it, and often provides paltry service to those who live in rural areas.
Money saving aside, you’ll be making a difference to climate change
Sure, the Powerwall will pay for itself and take pennies away from greedy energy companies. Yet one of the best things about this energy saving solar power set-up is that it gives you a way to substantially reduce your carbon footprint. This technology gives you some sense of agency in the face of an insufficient global response to climate change. Tesla have mentioned their objective with creating the Powerwall is to “fundamentally change the way the world uses energy.” They are also interested in “fostering a clean energy ecosystem and helping wean the world off fossil fuels.” Seems like the world could use that right now.
The Tesla Powerwall gives you back up power in case of an emergency
In the event of a black out or failure of the main utility grid, the Tesla Powerwall will help keep your home or business powered up. Emergency back-up options let you store enough energy to keep things running if there is a utility grid outage.
If you’re looking at investing in a solar storage solution, consider the Tesla Powerwall and contact us today to learn more about which solutions will best suit your needs.