Infinite Energy's Managing Director Aidan Jenkins said "Infinite Energy is
thrilled to bring such a revolutionary product into the Australian market via
our team in Perth. The Tesla Powerwall is a huge leap forward in bringing
down the costs of energy storage which is a real key in increasing the amount
of renewable energy able to be deployed across the electricity grid."
Initially, Infinite Energy will pairing the Powerwall with the SolarEdge Solar PV
system for homes with a single phase electricity supply the Fronius Symo
Hybrid is currently undergoing a product update and will be able to be paired
with the Powerwall in the next couple of months. In the meantime the
Fronius Symo Hybrid is able to be installed as a "Tesla Powerwall ready"
The Tesla Powerwall will perform four key functions for homeowners:
Storing excess solar power (rather than exporting it to grid for a low
Energy arbitrage (charging the battery at off-peak rates and using the
energy at peak times).
Peak shaving (particularly if electricity network operators start to
impose maximum demand based charges).
Backup in times of power outage.
Infinite Energy will also be offering Tesla's Powerpack to its commercial and
industrial customers. Based on the same technology platform as the
Powerwall, the Powerpack doesn't need to be interfaced with Solar PV and
provides large scale energy storage.
Infinite Energy believes that large scale deployment of energy storage
solutions like Powerwall and the Powerpack will be beneficial to the
electricity grid and well as the customers attached to it. "This is not necessarily all about going off the grid. It's about giving electricity consumers the choice
of what to do with their energy. Use it, store it, sell it whenever they want."
Infinite Energy also reaffirmed its intention to enter the Residential Electricity
Market in WA once the WA State Government introduces choice for
consumers in the next couple of years. Jenkins added, "Products like the
Powerwall are the key to being able to offer electricity consumers innovate
tariffs that provide a price signal to use, store and sell energy at the right time."
Infinite Energy is taking orders for the Powerwall immediately with first
installations expected to occur in late January.