The Anonymous Widower

The Aussies Get Into Home Batteries

As you might imagine, Australia with its sunshine and lots of remote communities could be a big market for battery technology like Tesla’s Powerwall. But this article in the Australian Financial Review shows why the country will be a big market.

It says that for example in Queensland, a third of the houses have solar panels, which must only increase the demand for batteries.

But it also says that the way the Australians charge for electricity is different to the United States and this makes batteries much more useful. I think that in the UK, we follow the Australian model. Except for the sun of course!

The article has some interesting details on how the price of the devices will go, especially as it says that Panasonic who are one of the Big 3 battery makers will be entering the market soon.

I all think it goes to show that each market is different and I suspect that the UK market will be different again, as most of us don’t live in houses that are too friendly to solar panels.

But my house is with its flat roof, and I am watching the price of solar panels, because I reckon in the next few years, I’ll be able to fit a very affordable system, that will take me substantially off-grid, with a battery in the garage.

Solar panels, battery technology and small innovative energy companies are going to give the Big 6 energy companies, one hell of a kicking.

May 29, 2015 - Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage, World | ,

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