blog Good news for those looking to stop suckling at the teat of Australia’s energy retailers and start providing through their own needs through a combination of renewable energy and home battery storage. Reneweconomy reports that US car manufacturer and burgeoning battery giant Tesla is looking to launch its home and commercial battery storage solution Powerwall into Australia in late 2015, with retailers such as Canberra-based Reposit Power already going public with its plans to act as an integrator. The site reports (we recommend you click here for the full article):
“Tesla said on Thursday that it would be launching its 7kWh home energy storage units in Australia in late 2015, alongside North America and the DACH market in Europe, through a “growing list” of Tesla Energy partners. This is ahead of previous predictions of 2016.”
Internode founder Simon Hackett — who is also backing Australian battery company Redflow — is pretty bullish about the technology. Last week he hit up Parliament House in Canberra to brief politicians on the potential of home battery storage, which he thinks will be as ubiquitous as broadband within ten years. It will certainly be fascinating to see if he is right. I can’t, right now, see any reason why he wouldn’t be. See a further interview with Hackett on this and other issues on the ABC here.
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