Tesla Powerwall Rebate in 2023 – Australia

Big news today for anyone thinking about installing a Tesla Powerwall 2 in Australia – Tesla have annnounced a $750 rebate for those who install and register their Powerwalls before Dec 31. More info from the email below:

Customers who install and register their Powerwall(s) between 11 August 2023, and 31 December 2023, will receive a $750 rebate for each Powerwall. You can install a single Powerwall or multiple Powerwalls. After your Powerwall(s) have been installed, connected to the internet and registered, you will be notified from the Tesla app to submit your rebate request. Once confirmed, Tesla will transfer the funds of your eligible rebate to your nominated bank account.


To be eligible for this offer, you must:

  • Install Powerwall(s) between 11 August 2023, and 31 December 2023
  • Have ordered Powerwall(s) from Tesla Certified Installers
  • Connect your Powerwall(s) to the Internet and register your Powerwall(s)
  • Submit your rebate request in the Tesla app

Tesla Powerwall Rebate FAQ

1. What is the eligibility period for the rebate? To be eligible for the rebate, you need to install Powerwall(s) between August 11, 2023, and December 31, 2023.

2. How do I request the rebate? After registering your Powerwall(s) with Tesla and connecting them to the Internet, you’ll receive a notification in the Tesla app starting in October 2023. Follow the notification to submit your rebate request. You’ll need to provide and confirm details about your order and installation for Tesla to process the transfer.

3. When is the deadline to submit rebate requests? Qualifying customers can submit rebate requests in the Tesla app starting from October 2023 until January 31, 2024.

4. What information do I need to provide for the rebate request? Customers eligible for the rebate will need to confirm specific details related to the order and installation, including the installation address.

5. How long does it take for the rebate to be processed? Once you’ve submitted your request in the Tesla app, the rebate will be processed and sent within 60 days.

6. Can I combine this rebate offer with other incentives? Yes, you can take advantage of this offer along with other incentives and offers.

7. What happens if my installation date changes? Your eligibility for the rebate is based on installations completed between August 11, 2023, and December 31, 2023. Installations occurring after December 31, 2023, will not qualify for the rebate. Additionally, your Powerwall(s) must be registered and connected to the Internet by December 31, 2023, to be eligible for the rebate.

Learn more via the Tesla Powerwall website here.

Request a Powerwall by clicking here.

Tesla Powerwall Rebate
Tesla Powerwall Rebate

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The future of the Tesla Powerwall in 2023

In 2023, the Tesla Powerwall continues to be a game-changer in the world of residential energy storage. This innovative battery system allows homeowners to store excess energy generated by solar panels or electricity from the grid for use when the sun is not shining or during power outages. The Powerwall is designed to be modular, allowing homeowners to install multiple units for increased storage capacity.

One of the most significant advantages of the Powerwall is its ability to help homeowners reduce their reliance on the grid. By storing excess energy generated by solar panels during the day, homeowners can use that energy to power their homes at night or during times when the sun is not shining. This can significantly reduce energy bills and help homeowners to become more self-sufficient.

Another advantage of the Powerwall is its ability to provide backup power during power outages. With the Powerwall installed, homeowners can continue to power essential appliances and devices even when the grid is down. This can be especially important in areas prone to severe weather or frequent power outages.

In addition to its practical benefits, the Powerwall is also designed with aesthetics in mind. The sleek, compact design allows for easy installation in a variety of settings, and the system can be integrated with solar panels for a complete home energy solution.

As with any new technology, there are some potential challenges to the widespread adoption of the Powerwall. One of the most significant challenges is the initial cost of installation. While the cost of the Powerwall has decreased significantly over the past few years, it can still be a significant investment for homeowners. However, there are many financing options and incentives available that can help to offset the initial cost of installation.

Another challenge is the availability of trained installers. While Tesla is continually expanding its network of certified installers, some areas may not yet have access to trained professionals. This can make it challenging for homeowners to install the Powerwall themselves, which may add to the overall cost of installation.

Despite these challenges, the future looks bright for the Powerwall. As renewable energy continues to grow in popularity, the demand for energy storage solutions like the Powerwall is likely to increase. Tesla is also continually improving the technology behind the Powerwall, with regular software updates and improvements to the hardware itself.

In conclusion, the Tesla Powerwall continues to be a revolutionary technology in the world of residential energy storage. With its ability to help homeowners reduce their reliance on the grid, provide backup power during outages, and integrate with solar panels for a complete home energy solution, the Powerwall is poised to play a significant role in the transition to renewable energy. While there are some challenges to widespread adoption, the benefits of the Powerwall are clear, and its future looks bright.

Tesla Powerwall 3 – Features we’d like:

  1. Increased storage capacity: The Powerwall 3 may have a larger storage capacity compared to its predecessors. This would allow homeowners to store even more energy and become more self-sufficient.
  2. Faster charging and discharging: it may have faster charging and discharging capabilities, making it even more efficient and effective.
  3. Improved compatibility with solar panels: The Powerwall 3 may be even more compatible with solar panels, allowing for seamless integration and optimal energy production.
  4. More compact design: it may be even more compact than previous models, allowing for easier installation in a variety of settings.
  5. Improved software: The Powerwall 3 may have improved software that allows for more advanced monitoring and control of energy usage. This could include features such as real-time energy monitoring and the ability to schedule energy usage.
  6. More affordable: The Powerwall 3 may be more affordable than previous models, making it more accessible to a wider range of homeowners.

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Tesla Megapack | Massive Energy Storage | Large Scale Renewable Storage

The Tesla Megapack has been announced by Tesla today. The Megapack is designed for utilities and large-scale commercial customers and could be a real game changer for those in remote areas or looking for large amounts of portable renewable storage. Let’s learn more!

Tesla Megapack | Utility Scale Energy Storage

Tesla Megapack (source: Tesla.com)
Tesla Megapack (source: Tesla.com)

Tesla announced the Megapack today – as a potential replacement for “peaker” power plants, which help the grid when it’s overloaded. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will deploy several Megapacks at Moss Landing on Monterrey Bay in California. There are also three other locations PG&E are looking at optimising.

The Tesla Powerpack, released in 2015, is Tesla’s current offering for large scale energy storage – the array in South Australia has a capacity of 129 MWh and can deliver 100 MW of power.

The Megapacks are substantially more powerful – each Megapack can store up to 3 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy at a time, and it’s possible to string enough Megapacks together to create a battery with more than 1 GWh of energy storage, according to the press release.

This gives the product comes with some serious grunt: “A 1 Gigawatt hour (GWh) project provides record energy capacity—enough to power every home in San Francisco for 6 hours.”

“Every Megapack arrives pre-assembled and pre-tested in one enclosure from our Gigafactory—including battery modules, bi-directional inverters, a thermal management system, an AC main breaker and controls. No assembly is required, all you need to do is connect Megapack’s AC output to your site wiring.”

According to The Verge, Tesla has been deploying record numbers of Powerwalls and Powerpacks in 2019 – which has created issues with battery shortage, undoubtedly a pain for anyone wanting to order the Powerwall 2 in Australia, for example: 

“Tesla deployed 415 MWh worth of Powerwalls and Powerpacks in the second quarter of 2019, a record for the company. Throughout 2018 and into early 2019, the company had to scale back the number of Powerwall and Powerpack products it deployed because it needed the batteries to support the dramatic increase in Model 3 production.”

Is it going to be easier to wait for the Powerwall 3? Watch this space. 

Megapack Specifications

Tesla Powerpack Rendition (source: Tesla.com)
Tesla Megapack Rendition (source: Tesla.com)
  • Microgrid – you can build a localized grid which is able to disconnect from the main power grid. Sound 
  • Renewable Smoothing – ‘Smooth out the intermittency of renewables by storing and dispatching when needed’
  • T&D (Transmission and Distribution) Investment Deferral – ‘Postpone costly grid infrastructure upgrades by supplying power at a distributed location to defer the need to upgrade ageing infrastructure’. (Learn more about T&D savings with energy batteries by clicking here)
  • Voltage Support – the Megapack can add voltage or remove it to help maintain the grid.
  • Frequency Regulation – The Megapack can rapidly change charge or discharge energy in response to changes in grid frequency.

How to buy Tesla Megapack in Australia

According to the Tesla website, the next step is to fill in an enquiry form on their site, after which “…our team of experts will work with you to identify custom site needs, and design a solution to maximize project values across multiple applications.”

If you’re interested in buying a Tesla Megapack please use the enquiry form on the Tesla website or click here

If you’d like more information on the Tesla Megapack in Australia, we have set up a mailing list which will keep you updated if you’re interested in large scale commercial solar / renewable storage like this one. Just fill in the box below and we’ll keep you posted.

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Tesla in 2019 – What to expect – solar implications.

Tesla in 2019 – As the company rockets towards uncharted waters it’s very difficult to predict what Tesla will do in 2019. 

Tesla in 2019 – What to expect – solar implications?

Tesla in 2019 - Tesla Model Y (source: Tesla)
Tesla in 2019 – Tesla Model Y (source: Tesla)

Electrek are reporting that Tesla announced they are unveiling the Model Y solar car on March 14 – an ‘all-electric crossover based on the Model 3’. It’ll be announced in Los Angeles at Tesla Design Studio in Hawthrone, California. 

A shareholder’s letter released last month for Q4 2018 notes that ‘volume production’ of the Model Y should commence by the end of next year (and it’ll probably be done at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada).

“Additionally, this year we will start tooling for Model Y to achieve volume production by the end of 2020, most likely at Gigafactory 1.”

Tesla confirmed their plans for Model Y production at Gigafactory 3 in China at a ground-breaking ceremony back in February.

Although the Tesla electric cars aren’t necessarily to do with solar power per se, Tesla’s impending success or lack thereof relies fairly heavily on these devices. CEO Elon Musk needs the electric cars to succeed to ensure the company has enough money to work on its myriad other projects. They have a lot of competition from other manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz and Audi who will likely announce their electric automobiles this month.

Some concerns are the Model Y totally cannibalising the Model 3 sales – with the $35,000 Model 3 and the Model X now only available online to lower costs for the financially embattled company. Their shares fell almost 10% last Friday amidst the slew of announcements. 

With regards to solar, Tesla’s main projects are the Powerwall 2, the Tesla solar roof, the commercial scale solar battery storage Tesla Powerpack 2, and potentially the announcement of a Tesla Powerwall 3 release date. To be frank it’s a bit concerning to see all the blood in the water around Tesla right now – let’s cross our fingers for some great results in 2019 for the company. 



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Tesla in Australia 2018/2019 – Facts & Figures

Tesla have announced their Q2 earnings which notes that they have a ‘crazy’ growth outlook despite cell shortage and a slow deployment of their solar roof. Tesla in Australia is still very far behind the USA, but what can we expect the future to bring?

Tesla in Australia – 2018/19

What can Australians expect from Tesla over the next financial year? We’ve had an agonisingly slow rollout down under and there are many people waiting to see how long it takes for the solar roof to make its way out here.

With the cell shortage that has crippled availability of the Tesla Powerwall 2 in Australia, is it worth waiting for the Powerwall 3 instead? There hasn’t been any announcement yet so it really depends on your personal situation. 

The Tesla Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York is in working on speeding up production of the Solar Roof. They hope to produce 1 GW of solar products at the site annually beginning in 2019, and Tesla has said that it could even reach 2 GW/year down the track. The Gigafactory produces standard solar panels, along with the Solar Roof.

So if you have a bit of patience and are happy to wait until 2019, it’s fine to wait. Solar batteries still have a bit of a ways to go before they are a no-brainer for people to install, let alone the solar roof. But in the meantime, there are certainly solar roof alternatives like the Tractile solar roof tile or the Sonnen/Bristile partnership which they’ve called ‘Solartile‘. Have you got any questions or any experience with any of these solar shingles? Please let us know in the comments. 

Where is the Tesla Solar Roof?

Tesla in Australia - Solar Roof via @Toblerhaus on Twitter
Tesla in Australia – Tesla Solar Roof 2018 Installation (California) (source: @Toblerhaus on Twitter)

We’ve written about the Tesla Solar Roof before – and we’ve also written about its place in the Australian ecosystem, given that they’re rare as hen’s teeth in America, let alone over here. According to PV Magazine USA, it’s probable that the Tesla Solar Roof will not help their bottom line (Energy Generation and Division Revenues) until halfway through 2019 at the earliest. The reasons for this are for safety and the time lag it’s taking to get all their ducks in a row.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk clarified:

“It takes a while to confirm that the Solar Roof is going to last for 30 years and all the details work out, and we’re working with first responders to make sure it’s safe in the event of a fire and that kind of thing. So it’s quite a long validation program for a roof which has got to last for 30, 40, 50 years, but we also expect to ramp that up next year at our Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo. That’s going to be super exciting.”

According to Musk ‘several hundred’ Solar Roofs have been deployed, are being installed or scheduled for install, and international expansion (i.e. Australia!) is slowly rolling out.

PV Magazine have also written about some of the first solar roof installations in the USA – please click here to read some more about them.

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