The Powerwall will finally find a home in its first market—Australia.
Since we first wrote about Tesla’s Powerwall home battery for energy storage, Elon Musk and co. have continued to tease the green building industry with this sustainable technology.
“Powerwall will be available in Australia in late 2015 through a growing list of Tesla Energy partners,” the company says in a statement, cited from the Australia Business Review. The Australian Tesla energy partners will announce their Powerwall offerings to Australian customers in the coming weeks.
The lithium-ion-based Powerwall is automated, compact and comes in 10 kWh weekly cycle and 7 kWh daily cycle models. Both are guaranteed for ten years and can power most homes during peak evening hours. Multiple batteries can be installed together for homes with greater energy needs.
Australia makes a great first candidate for Powerwall. Currently, more than 1.3 million of its households include rooftop solar and also suffer from high electricity costs.
The announcement is already making waves with electricity retailers in the country, as these businesses will surely suffer based on the energy and cost-saving properties of Tesla’s game-changing technology.
But with its abundant sunshine and affinity for solar roofs, Australia is certainly a sensible first choice. It will set an important precedent for green-centric builders to follow as Powerwall inevitably travels across the globe and makes its way to the United States.