Solar panels and battery scheme
The state government has unveiled a plan to roll out a network of at least 50,000 home solar and battery systems across South Australia, working together to form the world's largest Virtual Power Plant.
Beginning with a trial of 1,100 Housing Trust properties, a 5 kW solar panel system and 13.5 kWh Tesla Powerwall 2 battery will be installed at no charge to the household and financed through the sale of electricity.
Following the trial, which has now commenced, systems are set to be installed at a further 24,000 Housing Trust properties, and then a similar deal offered to all South Australian households, with a plan for at least 50,000 households to participate over the next four years.
For more information about the Virtual Power Plant and to also register your interest, please visit: www.virtualpowerplant.sa.gov.au.