Solahart announces collaboration with Tesla Energy


The collaboration will see Solahart, already one of Australia’s leading renewable energy solution innovators, become a Tesla Energy Authorised Reseller. The revolutionary Tesla Powerwall will be added to Solahart’s already extensive renewable energy range, with installations expected to commence in February 2016.

The Solahart offer will allow Tesla Powerwall batteries to be retrofitted to existing photovoltaic systems, or sold as part of an integrated solution when paired with a new PV system.

“This is a natural fit and makes perfect sense, for Solahart,” says Stephen Cranch, Solahart’s GM Sales and Marketing Renewables.

“We’re not new to renewable energy. Indeed, Solahart has an unsurpassed reputation for solar excellence spanning more than 60 years, and we are committed to providing the best products and advice to local homeowners. Not only that, but we have an extensive installation capability throughout Australia, which was obviously a key consideration for Tesla in identifying preferred resellers.”

Solahart has been operating in the solar sector since 1953. It has manufactured over one-million solar hot water systems, which have been installed in 80 countries on every continent. In 2010 it made the move into PV, with Solahart systems now installed on thousands of Australian roofs.

“We have witnessed myriad changes in the solar industry in Australia and we anticipate significant changes in the country’s energy market and how consumers perceive and take up renewable energy,” says Cranch.

“We believe the introduction of the Tesla Powerwall battery in Australia will be a game changer, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of this exciting new phase.

“Product quality has always been a major point of difference for Solahart, and we are very selective about whose products we sell. Our Research and Development (R&D) team thoroughly tests everything – and the Powerwall is no exception. We currently have the Tesla Powerwall in our test lab and have been conducting general battery storage testing for some time.

“Solahart’s experienced dealers and accredited installers are also well positioned to provide advice on the benefits of the Powerwall battery and the other renewable energy solutions we offer that help householders and businesses to reduce their energy bills and their impact on the environment. They are skilled in understanding the specific needs of consumers and tailoring solutions to suit those needs, so being able to now add the Tesla Powerwall to our comprehensive product suite will greatly benefit householders.

“We expect our prices for the Powerwall will be competitive with what is being offered by others in the market – and we can offer a holistic solution should that be required.”

Cranch says the Tesla Powerwall battery will also fit strategically with Solahart’s future direction. “This exciting announcement is just the first of many that we’ll be making in the near future, as we develop a comprehensive range of integrated products that will assist consumers in dealing with the rapidly changing Australian energy landscape.”