How quickly will households pick up battery storage?

How quickly will households adopt battery storage, and will they be able to use Tesla to get off the grid?

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Five graphs that show how battery storage will appeal to households

Five graphs that show why battery storage will appeal to Australian households, and will damage the bottom line of Australian utilities.

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Morgan Stanley sees 2.4m Australia homes with battery storage

Morgan Stanley says battery storage market could be worth $24bn, with half of all homes interested. It says Tesla Powerwall will deliver paybacks of 6 years or less in some states, and that is bad news for major utilities, whose earnings will be impacted.

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Batteries for your PV System: How much do you need?

Just as important as how cheap batteries are getting is another crucial question: how much battery do you need?

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What the Tesla Powerwall battery means for households

So, what does Tesla's battery storage offering, the Powerwall, mean for consumers. We include a unique online calculator to help you find out. On average, however, solar only continues to offer best value. But the grid only option comes last.

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Defence Housing to create solar suburb in Darwin, ready for EVs

New development to create 337kW solar suburb, producing 600,000kWh of electricity a year and saving Defence members more than $4.1m in electricity costs.

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Why battery system costs may fall 3x faster than solar PV

Everyone, it seems, agrees that battery storage is the next big thing to affect global energy markets. What is not agreed upon is the timing. Some think this may happen in a few years, others in a decade or more. Some think it is happening now. The big question for many is how quickly battery […]

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Solar for renters: Prepaid meter technology targets untapped PV market

One of Australia’s largest untapped solar PV markets – the 1.8 million vacant rooftops estimated to belong to the residential rental market – is being targeted by a Sydney-based solar group, which says the time is right for property investors to start benefiting from solar savings. Prepaid Solar, whose Prepaid Meter utility technology is already […]

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How to live off the grid – even near sunny (!?) Melbourne

We’re an average family doing everyday things.  The only difference between your morning and ours is that you’re probably pulling your power from the grid. We’re not. Let me tell you about my morning. I got up, turned the bathroom light and fan on, had a shower, dried my hair and then used the straightening […]

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