Solar system owners benefit from Tesla Powerwall offer

The Tesla Powerwall home solar battery will now be available for existing solar system owners, under a new offer from Origin.

More Australians will be able to enjoy the benefits of the Tesla Powerwall following Origin’s launch of a new solution that allows owners of existing solar PV systems to install this battery technology in their home.

Origin announced they were selling the Tesla Powerwall in December 2016, and since then there had been a great deal of interest, says Phil Mackey, General Manager, Solar & Emerging Business, Origin. This interst has led to the company expanding it's offering to people with existing solar systems who are keen to take advantage of new techonologies.

“Until recently, the Tesla Powerwall could only be purchased and installed with a new solar PV system, but we are pleased to announce that homes with existing solar PV systems can now have this new technology installed in their homes to start storing their excess solar generation,” says Mackey.

Origin will install a Tesla battery and the SMA Sunnyboy Battery Interface which connects the battery to the electrical (AC) network in the home. This technology allows the Tesla Powerwall to be fitted with a solar PV system and single phase electricity regardless of the inverter brand installed.

Read more: Origin installs first Tesla Powerwall battery to solar customer

Additionally, new solar customers will now be able to pair the Tesla Powerwall with the full range of Origin’s solar systems at a cheaper price. Previously, the Tesla Powerwall was only available for purchase from Origin with a Solar Edge system.

“In our vision to become Australia’s leading solar provider, Origin is committed to making solar and battery storage more accessible to more people and this latest product achieves this,” added Mr Mackey.

“This is a very exciting time where new technologies are placing more control in the hands of consumers and Origin is excited to be helping customers on this journey.”

Origin has helped over 85,000 homes go solar in the past 10 years, and has recently reached 1MW of sales in business scale solar per month for the first time.

At an industrial scale, Origin has announced long term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to purchase all the solar generation from two large scale solar farms – the 100MW Clare Solar Farm, and the 56MW Morree Solar Farm.

Read more: Origin wins landmark solar contract for Westfield

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