Power bills plummet by 92.2% for one Aussie family on the eve of first Tesla Powerwall 2 installs in Australia
One Australian homeowner has saved $2,110.46 in annual electricity
bills, paying a total of just $178.71 only in the past twelve months.
The Pfitzner family, Australia’s first owners of a Tesla Powerwall have
reduced their total power costs by 92.2% since their system was
installed by Natural Solar in January 2016.
“This is one of the
first in-market examples worldwide that shows the true savings battery
power can make for consumers in the course of one year,” says Chris
Williams, Managing Director of Natural Solar. “Power bills are
continuing to surge at a rate of 10-12% annually, and coupled with the
end of many gross-feed-in-tariff rebates around the country, there is no
doubt there will be a continuation of sharp rises in electricity bills
nationwide. As we see ongoing evidence of bill reductions averaging
80-90% directly from battery installations, there is no doubt this is
the future for savvy Australian consumers.”
In 2015 it cost the
Pfitzner family an average of $572.29 per quarter to power their home.
Since installing this solar and home energy storage solution, their
quarterly average costs plummeted to $44.68 in 2016. The October 2016
energy bill issued for the Pfitzner household was in credit $50.25
compared to their energy bill of $496.93 for the same period the year
prior; a staggering 110% reduction in new charges.
Solar we are huge advocates for battery power and its ability to
generate dramatic genuine savings for consumers. This case study alone
has shown people can generate income from their system at a time where
power bills are surging and rebates have ceased,” said Mr Williams.
a market where power bills are continually soaring and people are
celebrating a slight reduction in their quarterly running costs, it’s
almost unheard of for a family to be able to power their house for as
little as 50 cents per day. This isn’t just a dream, it’s a reality for
many thousands of consumers who have switched gears and have made the
switch to renewable storage solutions. Based on the first twelve months
of power bills the return on investment and payback period sits at six
years,” said Mr Williams.
Based in Sydney’s Hills District, the
Pfitzner family home includes four bedrooms, internal laundry, a pool
and outdoor entertaining area. Their personal home energy storage
solution tailored by Natural Solar includes an array of 5kWp of solar
panels, Tesla Powerwall, a SolarEdge inverter and fully integrated,
bi-directional cloud-based monitoring software allowing unprecedented
transparency on household consumption patterns and performance of their
home energy storage system.
Pfitzner jumping for joy over his less than $200 per year electricity
bill thanks to the Tesla Powerwall, installed by Natural Solar
These equations will only improve as the technology improves, with the first Tesla Powerwall 2
battery installations about to occur in Australia. The new Tesla
Powerwall is a 14 kWh lithium ion battery that can be wall or ground
mounted, installed internally or externally and stores the excess
daytime solar production produced during the day. This power can then be
used when at home during the afternoons/evening, avoiding the need to
sell excess energy back to the grid. Tesla Powerwall, which carries an
impressive 10-year warranty, has a sleek design and a range of exciting
features including backup power. It is also affordable with a number of
payment plans and options from Natural Solar allowing customers to be
cash flow positive from day one. Full Tesla Powerwall and solar panel
solutions from Natural Solar start from $13,950+GST. Get your own Tesla Powerwall Quote in 60 seconds!
results are phenomenal and are just the beginning of the future of
battery power. With Tesla Powerwall 2 installations expected to occur in
a matter of weeks, the anticipated ROI of solar and battery combined
will only improve as the market matures,” noted Mr Williams.
the announcement of Tesla Powerwall 2 we have seen the customer profile
move from early adopters and tech lovers to a more mainstream ‘Mum and
Dad’ market. The volume of consumer inquiries we received in the first
72 hours since the global announcement of Powerwall 2
more than tripled compared to the same time frame following the
announcement of original Powerwall. There is no question consumers are
recognising the value of innovation and are excited to benefit from
this,” commented Mr Williams.
“This is an exciting time for
renewable energy and battery power, proving a sustained reduction in
power bills over the course of a year. For Natural Solar, this truly
enforces how bright a battery powered future looks as well as the true
value of our home energy storage solutions. Battery power is no longer
considered an experimental start-up technology; it’s become truly
established in the past twelve months and has continued to flourish and
evolve, acting as a sound investment for Australian homeowners who are
looking to achieve further independence from the grid. As home battery
storage manufacturers continue to innovate, and economies of scale
kick-in, we will see continual product advancements which will yield
stronger results and bigger savings for consumers,” said Mr Williams.