Origin Energy has announced it will also be selling the Tesla Powerwall as part of a new solar system and battery solution. Although not exactly obvious, there are actually different sized Powerwall packs, one is designed as a backup, one designed for daily use. Origin is offering the bigger, better solution with the 6.4 kWh (for daily cycle applications) version. This offers 2.0 kW continuous, 3.3 kW peak.
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”.
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. 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.”
Unfortunately, there’s currently no pricing information on the Origin website.
More information at Origin Energy