The Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can provide backup power, store energy from solar panels, and even be used for full off-the-grid use, has been approved for Victoria’s solar battery rebate. Tesla has informed its customers via an email in Victoria with this good news that the Powerwall has been approved for the rebate. The Solar Homes Programs will provide a discount up to a maximum of $4,838 and are targeting areas with high PV penetration as well as population growth.
Tesla shares its excitement On its website, about being a part of the Victoria Solar Homes Program and the battery’s ability that makes it more cost-effective to use clean energy in your homes.
The Powerwall starts at around $6,826, and you can check on their website if your postal code qualifies for the Solar Homes Program rebates.
Solar panels are a great way to power your home with the energy of the sun instead of fossil fuels or even nuclear power. Today, a solar power system in Australia will typically save homeowners hundreds of dollars per year per kW, that generally means thousands of dollars a year in savings from a full solar power system. Add in the ability to store this power with Tesla’s Powerwall and the savings can grow further.
Just to give you an idea and to discuss about the high high electricity rates are in Australia, Twitter user, Ashla Wolf, a Melbourne resident, told that she pays $300–$500 a month during the summer and $500–$700 a month during the wintertime. Her household has only three people in it, but she told that soon it will be just her and her sister. In US dollars, that would be a range of $200 to $331 per month. generally in the US people pay around $111 a month with Energy, which combines gas and electricity. The average electric bill in Baton Rouge is $105 a month, The idea of paying over $200 a month on electricity is just absurd.
Combining low solar power costs and relatively high electricity prices in Australia, Australians have been going solar (+ storage) in high percentages for years, with Australians saving billions of dollars a year as a result. Dropping costs and helpful government incentives continue the trend and are leading Australia toward a 100% renewable electricity future.
It’s good to see governments taking the initiative by introducing the rebates program to help homeowners save money by switching to solar and batteries for their electricity needs. Not only does it help citizens save money, but it enables them to utilize cleaner ways of using power that won’t harm the environment.