One of the things about the solar revolution is that there are lots of different innovations, developments and companies out there, all doing their thing.
We’re particularly fond of Tesla here, though, as we admire its out-there approach to technology, as well as its can-do approach to the energy challenges we face in the next few years.
Making Queensland more self-sufficient
The state government of Queensland has a target of a million rooftop solar installations by 2020, which means around 3,000MW of solar electricity capacity. In order to meet this target, solar storage batteries will become increasingly important in the next few years.
As a leading provider of solar storage, Tesla is growing in importance in Queensland and it’s likely that our electricity and energy landscape will look very different in 15-20 years to how it does now. Solar storage will help householders and businesses to take advantage of developments in the solar power industry. By installing and using a solar storage battery, most households will be able to use twice as much solar electricity as they would if they just used a solar array.
Solar storage is to become commonplace
Just as solar panel arrays were unusual once, the idea of a solar battery is novel to many, but within a couple of years storage batteries like Tesla’s Powerwall will be a familiar sight. The price of the average solar battery will fall sharply as the technology becomes more popular, in pretty much the same way as the prices of PV panels became more affordable as uptake increased.
Queensland is leading the way
Queensland is one of the Australian states that is pioneering the use of solar storage batteries, along with Victoria and the Northern Territories. In March 2018, Queensland householders will be able to apply for interest-free loans to pay for their PV array and solar battery under the state government’s $2 billion Affordable Energy Plan. This plan is likely to make Tesla an even bigger household name in Australia.