Australia Moves to Solar and Battery Storage for Homes

A new report reveals that more and more Asutralians are turning to solar for their home power, with half of the new homes built in South Wales last year including solar power.

New-build homes with solar and storage? “It’s going to be the norm”

Major Australian home builder Metricon says more than half of the roughly 1,000 new homes it is building a year in New South Wales alone will have rooftop solar and battery storage included.

That’s because more and more customers are opting for design packages with energy security built in – and it ends up just being a couple more standard modern appliances.

The residential developer is just the latest to reveal a new deal it is offering in partnership with solar installer CSR Bradford, where NSW and Queensland customers who choose its Designer by Metricon range will also have the option to include a Solar ChargePack.

This package includes CSR’s package of 5.4kW of rooftop solar and the latest home battery offering from Tesla, the Powerwall 2, which has a storage capacity of 13.5kWh. They’re even offering the chance to win a Tesla Model S EV – worth a cool $100k – as a sweetener for the deal.

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