CSR Bradford powers up with Tesla

Bradford and Tesla

CSR Bradford have collaborated with Tesla Energy to bring their global leading Powerwall battery technology into Australian homes, transforming the way in which Australians consume and store energy.

The Tesla Powerwall home battery delivers the safest and most attractive energy storage solution to the Australian market using advanced battery technology.

CSR Bradford will supply and install the Tesla Powerwall battery throughout Australia and New Zealand early in 2016 as part of a fully integrated and automated system, including PV panels and inverter.

Anthony Tannous, Executive General Manager of CSR Bradford said:  "CSR Bradford's battery solutions, provided by Tesla Energy, will enable our customers to achieve far better savings on their electricity bills as well as an increased capability to use renewable energy sources to power their homes.

"Just as Tesla has revolutionised electric vehicles, Tesla Energy's Powerwall will deliver consumers personal control and management of energy consumption. Savings in electricity  are now easily achievable. 

"CSR Bradford is proud and excited to bring this revolutionary residential battery storage solution to Australians, who are quick to adopt innovative technology," Mr Tannous said.  

The Tesla Powerwall home battery unit is fully automated and simple to install, with no maintenance required. At 1.3m x 0.86m and a depth of only 18cm it and features a sleek and stylish design to make it architecturally appealing. Powerwall can be installed indoors or outdoors and is simply controlled via a web and mobile app interfaced with the specialised inverter.

The Daily 7kWh Powerwall will cover most of an Australian family's power requirements during the evening, using energy stored from solar panels during the day. The Tesla Powerwall can provide an emergency backup in the case of a grid outage and multiple batteries can be scaled together to meet higher energy requirements if needed.

Widely praised as the future of sustainable living, home battery storage is considered the tipping point in making solar energy a practical and affordable solution for everyday Australians. Families can have a 4kWh solar PV system with inverter and battery installed by Bradford for less than $15,000.

Mr Tannous said: "Australia is perfectly positioned for widespread adoption of battery storage thanks to its excellent sun exposure, high energy prices, low interest rates and strong take-up of rooftop solar systems.

"Battery storage is the next logical step in the expansion of CSR Bradford's Energy Solutions business, adding to our innovative range of ventilation, wall wraps and solar products," Mr Tannous said.

In addition to optimising energy use generated by the sun, the Tesla Powerwall will also give families the option to store electricity from the grid when electricity rates are low, to be consumed during peak periods of usage, such as evenings, when rates are high. This gives homeowners the ability to maximise their renewable energy consumption and save on their energy bills.

CSR Bradford's integrated power storage solutions will be available direct through its Bradford Energy Solutions, or through any one of its many Approved Installers across the nation. 

The battery storage units will complement CSR Bradford's range of high performing energy efficiency products for homes including insulation, ventilation, wall wraps, PV solar systems, hot water systems and lighting.

With a history spanning 160 years and operations in Australia and New Zealand, CSR's building products business is home to many of the most trusted construction brands in Australia, including CSR Bradford.

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15 Dec 2015

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