ELON MUSK Wants $4,176 From You!
Earlier this summer, in February of this year, power was cut to more than 40,000 homes in South Australia (SA).
This happened after 6pm, as many people were arriving home from work and turning up their air conditioners to combat the temperature, which was still sitting at 42c and higher.
The SA power networks decided to start load sharing to cope with the increasing demand, which resulted in the temporary blackout.
Power outages are not new to Australia and high summer temperatures are certainly not new to us either. Some might even argue that each summer will continue to bring higher temperatures than the last.
If high temperatures, resulting in a blackout does leave your home powerless, that doesn’t necessary mean that you and your family are in fact powerless.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
There is a sure-fire way for you and your family to combat this. Installing a solar system with battery storage will ensure that you are immune from future power grid blackouts and allow you to power your house overnight, with the electricity that your system generates during the day and storing it in your battery.
The best part about this solution is that right now [until the end of this year] is the very best time to purchase a solar system. And that’s because the current government rebate, which began its official, annual reduction this year. The current rebate is topped at $4,176 and will reduce again in January, continuing to do so until the reserve is depleted.
So this is where Elon Musk, the CEO and founder of Telsa comes in. He’s been in the Australian news lately for two reasons:
- He’s offered to help the SA gov’t solver their power issues in just 100 days and,
- Telsa’s Powerwall 2 will release to the Australian market in April.
As it turns out, Musk and Tesla are just a bit late to the party. The SA government has already closed its tender, issued last year, for “supply if 75 per cent own electricity usage”.
With the release of the Powerwall 2, which features twice the storage is the original and a built-in inverter, perhaps Musk was merely seizing an opportunity for some free promotion.
Yes, the Powerwall 2 is a sleek and sexy addition to any solar system, it is certainly not the only option on the market. In fact, there are over 30 options to choose from to compliment your new solar system.
We suggest getting 3 quotes for your new solar system to figure out which battery will work best for your household needs and ensure that you won’t ever be powerless again.