ORIGIN LAUNCHES FIRST SOLAR BATTERY SOLUTION WITH THE TESLA POWERWALL
The most anticipated battery on the market, the Tesla Powerwall, is now available for purchase from Origin.
Origin is proud to announce it’s now selling the Tesla Powerwall battery as part of a new solar system and battery solution.
Solar batteries have been a hot topic recently as more Australian’s turn to solar energy for their daily power needs and consider battery storage as part of their system. Installation of the Tesla Powerwall battery for Origin solar customers is expected to commence in February 2016, with the battery itself going on sale today, December 10, 2015.
Origin Chief Executive Officer Energy Markets, Frank Calabria said, “By offering rooftop solar with home batteries, Origin is able to provide households with greater control over their energy use than ever before.”
“Customers can now also make their investment in solar work harder, as excess electricity produced during the day can be stored for use at a later time when the solar panels do not produce electricity,” says Calabria.
Origin is bundling the Tesla Powerwall with Trina solar panels and the Solar Edge inverter as part of a home energy solution. The Solar Edge inverter uses solar optimisers on each panel to deliver improved system performance and has been approved by Tesla Energy for pairing with the Powerwall.
“Origin is providing customers with a simple, no-fuss solution by allowing them to buy their solar system, inverter and battery product from us, have it installed and monitored by us and enjoy the benefits of our post sales service support,” Mr Calabria said.
“With a Tesla solar battery, owners can now make their investment in solar work harder, as excess electricity produced during the day can be stored for use at a later time.”
Tesla – a global leader in battery technology
“Origin is Australia’s leading energy retailer with more than 400,000 solar customers, and Tesla Energy has quickly established itself as a global leader in battery storage, so we are delighted to be collaborating on Origin’s first solar and battery offering,” Mr Calabria said.
Home batteries will not be for everyone at this early stage, but with more than 80 per cent of solar PV owners in a recent survey indicating they would consider buying a home battery, Origin is ideally placed to help consumers find the right solution for them with our end to end offering.1
“We are confident that there will be early adopters very interested in taking up an Origin solar and battery package,” says Calabria.
Origin has more than 10 years of experience helping Australians go solar and generate their own renewable electricity at home. Origin is also the market leading retailer of green energy solutions including GreenPower and green gas.
“Tesla Energy has quickly established itself as a global leader in battery storage, so we are delighted to be collaborating on Origin’s first solar and battery offering.”
About the Tesla Powerwall
The Tesla Powerwall is a sleek, wall mounted rechargeable lithium ion battery which is suitable for indoor and outdoor installation. The unit comes with a warranty of up to 10 years on battery performance.
Shonice is Horan & Bird’s Marketing Executive. She graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in Marketing and has been a part of the H&B team for 12 months. When Shonice isn’t managing H&B’s Marketing, she enjoys being active or kicking back with a Margarita.