Are you considering switching to solar power, adding to your existing solar panel system, or installing Tesla Powerwall 2 or 3 in South Australia? Here is some interesting and helpful information on renewable energy as well as how you can benefit from a Tesla Powerwall solar battery system.

Solar Power and Battery Storage in South Australia

South Australia has been at the forefront of the global energy transition for almost two decades. We are recognised globally as a renewable energy powerhouse for shifting from 1 per cent to approximately 70 per cent renewable energy in just over 15 years.

The South Australian electricity grid is undergoing significant change and, if you’re reading this, you are one of the many South Australians getting informed and doing their best to help our State reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 per cent by 2030 and achieve sustainable net-zero emissions by 2050.

South Australia is making good progress towards these greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. In 2021, South Australia experienced a 42 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the 2005 financial year. Our State is on track meet our 2030 targets!

What is net-zero?

Net zero means cutting greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible, balanced by actions to capture and store carbon, such as by planting trees.

Achieving net zero emissions means to limit the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere as they contribute to global warming and climate change.

Did you know?

High Solar Panel Penetration: Australia has one of the highest rates of residential solar panel installation in the world. In September 2021, approximately 30% of Australian households had solar panels on their rooftops. This number has likely increased by now.

Record-Breaking Solar Capacity Growth: In 2020, Australia added 3.8 gigawatts of solar capacity, which was a record-breaking year for solar installations. This rapid growth demonstrates our nation’s commitment to renewable energy sources.

Solar Panel Installation in South Australia: South Australia is a leader in solar energy adoption. In 2021, it generated over 30% of its electricity from solar power, with over 250,000 homes equipped with solar panels.

Large-Scale Solar Panel Projects: Australia hosts some of the world’s largest solar farms. For instance, the Sunraysia Solar Panel Farm in New South Wales has a capacity of 255 MW, and the Solar River Project in South Australia is planned to be one of the largest solar panel farms globally, with an expected capacity of 2000 MW.

Solar Energy Storage: Battery storage systems are becoming increasingly popular alongside solar panel installations. Tesla Powerwall and other similar products are widely adopted, enabling Australian homeowners to store excess solar energy for use during the night or during peak demand periods.

Job Creation: The solar industry has contributed significantly to job creation in Australia. In 2020, it was estimated that the solar sector employed over 25,000 people, and this number has likely continued to grow.

Renewable Energy Target: Australia has set ambitious renewable energy targets. By 2030, the government aimed to generate 50% of the country’s electricity from renewable sources, with solar playing a significant role in achieving this goal.

Solar Energy Export: Australia has begun exporting renewable energy, including solar-generated electricity, to neighbouring countries. One example is the Australia-ASEAN Power Link, a project that aims to export renewable energy from Australia to Singapore using high-voltage undersea cables.

Solar in Remote Areas: Solar power and batteries are increasingly being used to provide electricity to remote and off-grid communities in Australia. This helps reduce reliance on diesel generators and lead acid battery banks. It also lowers energy costs in these areas.

Solar for Water Desalination: Solar power is also being used to support water desalination in some regions of Australia, making it possible to turn seawater into freshwater using renewable energy sources.

Solar panels and battery storage systems benefit renewable energy.

Solar and Battery in Adelaide and South Australia

This is exciting, and we can all do our part. As a New Energy Tech Approved Seller, Glow takes this commitment to meeting South Australia’s renewable energy targets seriously by offering a wide range of solar power and solar battery storage systems to our customers.

Our customers can choose from a wide range of solar storage batteries such as Tesla, LG Energy Solution, Sonnen, MPS, Selectronic, Solar Edge, BYD Battery and Hive.

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Tesla Powerwall for South Australian Residents

In this article, we’re going to focus on Tesla Powerwall for South Australian residents who want to add a solar storage battery system to a new or existing solar power system. As a government-approved seller and installer, Glow can help. Contact us for a customised quote.

Tesla Powerwall 2

Solar Energy Storage Capacity: Tesla Powerwall 2 is a lithium-ion battery system designed to store electricity for residential use. It has a capacity of 13.5 kWh and is capable of both storing excess solar energy for use during the night and providing backup power during grid outages.

Integration with Solar: For South Australian residents, where solar energy is abundant, Tesla Powerwall 2 is an ideal companion to a solar panel system. It can store excess solar energy during the day and provide power at night or during cloudy days. Tesla Powerwall 2 is compatible with all major solar inverters and supports various system sizes.

Power Grid Independence: With Tesla Powerwall 2, homeowners can reduce their reliance on the grid. This is particularly valuable in South Australia, where grid reliability has been an issue in some areas.

Solar Backup Power: In the event of a power outage, Tesla Powerwall 2 can automatically provide backup power to essential appliances and keep your home running.

Energy Management: Tesla’s energy management software allows you to monitor and control your energy usage and storage through a mobile app. This will help you optimise your energy consumption and potentially save on electricity bills.

Solar Battery Scalability: You can install multiple Tesla Powerwall 2 units in your home to increase your energy storage capacity if needed.

South Australian Solar Rebates: Depending on the current State policies and incentives, residents in South Australia may be eligible for rebates or incentives for installing energy storage systems like the Tesla Powerwall. Check with us for the most current information on available incentives.

For residential customers in South Australia, Tesla Powerwall 2, or any Tesla model, can be an excellent investment to harness solar energy efficiently, reduce electricity bills, and ensure power reliability, especially in areas prone to grid issues or power outages.

Tesla Powerwall 3

Tesla Powerwall 3 will be available to customers from 2024. In Powerwall 3, we can expect a fully integrated solar and battery system that can supply more power with a single unit and easily expand to meet your present or future needs. Tesla Powerwall 3 features an integrated solar inverter allowing solar to be connected directly for high efficiency.

Tesla Powerwall Installation in Adelaide

Tesla typically works with local installers like Glow to provide installation services for Tesla Powerwall. Glow is a Tesla-certified installer in Adelaide, South Australia. Contact us for a quote and to discuss the installation process.

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