Under the deal, from today Origin customers can purchase the much-heralded Tesla Powerwall, with installations expected to begin in February next year.
Origin Chief Executive Officer Energy Markets, Frank Calabria said that by offering rooftop solar with home batteries, Origin is able to provide households with “greater control over their energy use than ever before”.
“Customers can now also make their investment in solar work harder, as excess electricity produced during the day can be stored for use at a later time when the solar panels do not produce electricity.
Origin is bundling the Tesla Powerwall with Trina solar panels and the Solar Edge inverter as part of a home energy solution offering. The Solar Edge inverter uses solar optimisers on each panel to deliver improved system performance and has been approved by Tesla Energy for pairing with the Powerwall.
“Origin is providing customers with a simple, no-fuss solution by allowing them to buy their solar system, inverter and battery product from us, have it installed and monitored by us and enjoy the benefits of our post sales service support,” Calabria said.
“Home batteries will not be for everyone at this early stage, but with more than 80% of solar PV owners in a recent survey indicating they would consider buying a home battery, Origin is ideally placed to help consumers find the right solution for them with our end to end offering.
“We are confident that there will be early adopters very interested in taking up an Origin solar and battery package.”