Victorian homebuilder Porter Davis has joined forces with solar and battery provider, Bradford Energy, to bring down energy costs in the state.
The partnership will equip knockdown rebuild homes with the 5.6kW Bradford Solar ChargePack which, according to the company, will see homeowners save $26,000 in a ten-year period and achieve 90 per cent energy self-sufficiency on an average day.
Porter Davis’ knockdown rebuild homes will also be equipped with Tesla technology and will see reductions in carbon emissions of up to 9500kg per year.
Bradford Energy business manager Ashleigh O’Brien said the partnership was further evidence Australians are looking for ways to take power prices into their own hands.
“Hardworking Australians are being hit with unprecedented rises in their electricity bills,” Ashleigh said.
“We are keen to be part of the solution by allowing homeowners to take their electricity generation into their own hands and reduce their bills by thousands of dollars a year.
“This partnership reflects the fact Australia is in the midst of an energy transition and provides reassurance to homeowners they can have the energy they need, when they need it.
“Solar and battery systems can help ensure Australians enjoy secure, reliable electricity supplies, even when the grid fails.”
Porter Davis’ Paul Wolff said the strength of a knockdown rebuild home is they can give customers the home they have always wanted, adding that customers increasingly want future-proofed homes that can help them meet challenges such as soaring power prices.
“The idea of a knockdown rebuild home is it allows homeowners to stay in both the street and the suburb they love, while enjoying a brand-new home more suited to their lifestyle,” Paul said.
“But with power prices reaching unprecedented levels, many homeowners are being forced to change their lifestyle to find cost savings, and in some cases even adapting to power outages.
“Australians are increasingly looking for energy options that give them flexibility and independence from the grid, and this partnership with Bradford Energy is about allowing customers to adapt to these changing demands of homeownership.
“In fact, we think energy self-sufficiency technologies are set to become standard inclusions in the homes of the future.”