Builder entices home buyers with free solar+storage packages


Saving as much as $22,000, while achieving grid-independence amid soaring energy prices across Australia, sounds certainly inviting for all those who would like to have solar panels and battery as part of their new homes. Having partnered with local equipment supplier Bradford Solar, Victorian homebuilder Porter Davis has now put out this offering, addressing all new homeowner who are seeking to significantly reduce their power bills and household carbon emissions.   

As part of the 5.6 kW Bradford Solar ChargePack, the company is giving away a Tesla Powerwall 2 battery, 20 x 280 W solar panels, a SolarEdge inverter, a DC power optimizer and Tesla app monitoring.

The residential building offering is expected to ensure average savings of $26,000 over a ten-year period and guarantee 90% energy self-sufficiency on an average day.

The limited promotional offer, however, includes only 50 new knockdown rebuild homes in Victoria, which will bring about reductions in carbon emissions of up to 9,500 kg’s per year.

“This partnership reflects the fact that Australia is in the midst of an energy transition and provides reassurance to homeowners that they can have the energy that they need, when they need it” said Bradford Energy Business Manager Ashleigh O’Brien.

Although the Australian residential market has been largely driven by retrofitting, accompanied by the rising number of early adopters of solar+storage, this development could prove to be another driving force behind Australia’s high rooftop PV and battery installation figures, setting the standard for the construction industry.

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