Plunkett Homes becomes the first major Western Australian homebuilder to offer this solution, which gives consumers the option to have their homes equipped with the $30,000 worth of Bradford solar panels, Tesla Powerwall 2, inverter, smart app monitoring and reverse cycled air conditioning for the total cost of $3,000.
Bradford Energy and Plunkett Homes’ partnership will allow Perth households to save up to $2,000 a year in electricity savings, or an estimated $23,000 over a ten-year period, whilst reducing carbon emissions by around 5,600kg’s annually – about 2 typical cars worth of CO2 annually. The solution will allow homeowners to achieve 80% self-sufficiency on an average day.
Western Australia’s retail electricity prices increased 10.9% last year, and at the same time the state government began to remove electricity subsidies. The Australian Energy Market Commission has forecast that the state will see further price rises over the next two years while other states are expected to experience price reductions.
Plunkett Homes CEO Tony Pritchett said: “Building better homes is at the heart of everything we do. Throughout our 115 years in operation, we have constantly asked ourselves how we can build homes that will meet tomorrow’s needs of Western Australian homeowners.
At a time when the state’s energy subsidies are being removed and West Australians are facing even higher costs of electricity, it’s clear that innovative solutions to reigning in our customers future energy prices are a natural next step for Plunkett Homes.”
“This is an obvious partnership for us and links three incredibly strong brands. Founded in 1903, Plunkett Homes is the oldest homebuilder in Western Australia, while Bradford Energy is an institution in the Australian building game. Tesla is one of the most exciting and innovative sustainability brands globally.”
Bradford Energy Business Manager Ashleigh O’Brien said that this was an exciting opportunity for Western Australian homeowners to take advantage of a trend that is taking off in eastern states, allowing homeowners and occupiers to take control of their power prices.
“As Australians across the country are being hit with unprecedented electricity price rises, Bradford Energy is working hard to be part of the solution.
This partnership will allow many Western Australian homeowners to take their electricity generation into their own hands and reduce their household power bills by thousands of dollars every year, whilst also significantly reducing their carbon footprint. Plunkett Homes really are empowering their customers.”
“Across Australia, we are seeing soaring demand for household battery storage solutions as technology improves and the price of electricity continues to rise, these factors combined with electricity savings are driving incredible increases demand.