More Aussie homes to get Tesla Powerwall

Origin Energy will give more Australians with solar PV systems access to battery storage technology.

The energy provider previously only sold and installed the Tesla Powerwall to customers with a new solar PV system. However, it’s now offering to pair the technology with existing solar systems and inverters forless than $10,000.

Origin will install a Tesla battery and the SMA Sunnyboy Battery Interface, which connects the battery to the electrical 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.

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

Origin 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 in Queensland, and the 56MW Morree Solar Farm in New South Wales.