Tesla Powerwall Going Down Under in Australian Market

Tesla's Powerwall is coming to Australia.Tesla's Powerwall is coming to Australia.

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.

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“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.

Tesla's Powerwall Home Battery
Tesla’s Powerwall home battery.

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.

About The Author

Greg Vellante is a staff writer and multimedia specialist at TecHome Builder, as well as a content coordinator for AE Ventures events. He has over a decade of experience writing for various publications on topics that range from cinema to editorials to home technology. His favorite technologies fall into the A/V and home entertainment realm, and he’s keeping a close eye on the rising trends in robotics and virtual/augmented reality. Greg resides in Boston, holds a degree in Media Studies from Emerson College and pursues screenwriting/filmmaking in his free time.

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