Australian-owned and operated energy storage outfit Redback Technologies has pushed down prices across its range of batteries, offering discounts of between $500 and $1000 on retail costs.
Redback says the decision to reduce its battery prices, starting the first day of September, was inspired by a combination of rising electricity costs and falling rooftop solar feed-in tariff prices.
“We are pleased to offer a lower price on Redback Technologies’ Australian-engineered battery range in the hopes that the lower costs make sustainable power solutions more accessible to homeowners,” said Redback’s head of partnerships and training Aaron Moreton.
“Electricity bills continue to rise, and feed-in tariffs are at an all-time low in most regions. There has never been a better time to add a Redback battery to your home’s existing solar system.”
In its Smart Battery System range, Redback offers 7.2kWh, 9.6kWh or 14.2kWh lithium-ion batteries, rated for use in temperatures between -20°C and 60°C, although the sheet notes that the battery derates in temps lower than 10°C and higher than 40°C.
The AC-coupled battery has a built in battery management system and offers back-up power in the case of a grid outage. It is also said to be compatible with “most” existing rooftop solar systems.
“With a 10-year Australian-backed warranty and a Brisbane-based technical support team, Redback Technologies is proud to help Australian households navigate the rising energy costs, cleanly,” said Moreton.
The Redback battery price reduction follows a series of cuts to cost of Tesla’s popular 13.5kWh Powerwall home battery in Australia which, with the recent addition of a temporary $750 rebate, has pushed its price down to $12,150.
Redback doesn’t display the prices of its batteries on the website – a spokesperson from the company says customers should seek a tailored quote from a Redback Installer, with a list provided here.