Origin Energy has begun selling Tesla Powerwall home battery solutions to be installed in February 2016.
The Tesla Powerwall is a wall mounted rechargeable lithium ion battery which is suitable for indoor and outdoor installation.
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.”
Mr Calabria said, “Origin is Australia’s leading energy retailer with more than 400,000 solar customers, and Tesla Energy has quickly established itself as a global leader in battery storage, so we are delighted to be collaborating on Origin’s first solar and battery offering,”
Origin is bundling the Tesla Powerwall with Trina solar panels and the Solar Edge inverter as part of a home energy solution. Customers can be the first to have the Tesla Powerwall installed by ordering it on the Origin website.
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,” Mr Calabria said.
“Home batteries will not be for everyone at this early stage, but with more than 80 per cent of solar PV owners in a recent survey indicating they would consider buying a home battery, Origin is ideally placed to help consumers find the right solution for them with our end to end offering.