“Welcome to Tesla Town: the new Melbourne suburb with a Powerwall in every home.” That was tweeted by a solar organization called One Step Off the Grid. They not only focus on bringing renewable energy solutions into the mainstream, but are admitted Tesla fans as well.
Tesla ushers in the future of suburbia
It has long been recognized that Tesla Motors Inc. could be the vehicle that brings the future to the world today. Branching into more than luxury EVs, the young U.S. car maker holds a few other big energy ventures too. One of these is its famed Powerwall product, which is an absolute hit Down Under. It should then come as no surprise that the future of modern suburbia is now being built there.
The Powerwall from Tesla Motors is a stationary home battery pack. It stores electricity derived from solar panels and can be charged from via grid energy too. The Tesla product comes in two variants, the Powerwall and its industrial counterpart, the Powerpack. The latter was somewhat discontinued a few months ago while the Powerwall has only soared in popularity. The battery can essentially be used to power your home daily or as a back-up power supply during blackouts.
Now it appears that Australia’s Melbourne will gain a new tech-forward suburb. As stated, developers will ensure that every home in it features a Tesla Powerwall. It will be called Yarrabend and built on the immediate outskirts of Melbourne’s city center.
“Tesla Powerwalls are being installed in Park Precinct premium homes at Yarrabend as part of our sustainability plan,” reports Glevill, the property firm in charge of the project. “Automated and safe, the Powerwall enables you to maximize household usage of solar power generation.”
Great plus for Australia
Australia is recognized globally as an environmentally forward country, completely rife with eco-friendly developments too. Down there, the Powerwall and other products like it are only growing in popularity futuristic. Developments like Tesla Town basically fall right up the alley of the eco-conscience Australian population. Around 60 of the first Tesla Town homes are already up for sale.
One Step Off The Grid guesses that the number of Powerwalls installed will probably rank at a few thousand. Beyond the battery packs, the suburb should soon be the city’s new envy with electric car recharging station all over and a various sources alternative energy. Items as simple as efficient lighting are said to come standard. Public Transport will also encouraged.