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Man makes mini battery power station in his home after buying six Tesla Powerwalls

15 September 2016 No Comment

WHILE some people are contemplating investing $13,500 for a Tesla Powerwall, one man has decided to go all in and create the largest residential battery storage system in Australia.

Gold Coast local Clayton Lyndon recently invested $80,000 to have six residential Tesla Powerwalls installed, essentially making a mini battery power station in his home.

“I had Natural Solar look at my energy usage and they told me it was very high and I would need six Tesla Powerwalls to offset the amount we were consuming,” he told news.com.au.

“I knew it was going to be a large investment, but I also knew it would make financial sense in the long run.”
When operating at full efficiency, Mr Lyndon’s instillation could produce 36,355 kWh each year, while also reducing carbon emissions and offset coal fired power by 34,173.7kg annually.

“At the moment we have been producing around 674 kWh of energy and using about 428 kWh of electricity at home and exporting the rest back into the grid,” he said.

“I expect overtime I will no longer be paying an electricity bill and will pick up more money selling the excess back to the wholesale grid.”

When asked how it felt to have the first mini power station in Australia, Mr Lyndon has mixed emotions.

“It’s a little embarrassing our household power consumption is so high, although I do feel positive the financial risk will pan out and it’s nice to be doing our part for the environment.

“I would recommend people to make the switch, I already have some of my mates considering after checking out my monitoring system.”

Natural Solar managing director Chris Williams said the installation signified an evolution of the industry.

“Multiple batteries are becoming more common with people from high energy consuming households,” he said.

“In the case of this installation, the household now has storage for 99 per cent of their consumption.”

Mr Williams said he expected Mr Lyndon will break even in four to five years based on full consumption.

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