Townsville’s Harris Crossing real estate development has launched an energy-saving initiative that will dramatically reduce ongoing costs to home buyers.
Maidment Group, the developer behind Harris Crossing, on the banks of the Bohle River, is offering home buyers the option to install a Tesla Powerwall 2 Home Battery System for a fraction of the normal retail price.
“Buying your new home at Harris Crossing means you’ll be building your future in Townsville’s newest premium estate and make skyrocketing energy bills a thing of the past,” said Maidment sales and marketing manager Nick Ryle.
“Offering the Tesla Powerwall to residents at Harris Crossing was a first for North Queensland and lifts the bar to a new level, making sure our home buyers are positioned to save tens of thousands of dollars into the future.”
Ninety-five per cent of residents have already adopted the Tesla Powerwall in their new Harris Crossing homes. With an average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Townsville is the perfect place to harness the sun’s energy.
However, without a Tesla Powerwall, solar users are limited to daylight hours to make the most of the sun’s energy.
With a Tesla Powerwall, the storage system lets you capture and store excess solar energy produced during the day for use at night.
It also allows your home to use solar-generated electricity during a utility outage.
“We don’t just take into consideration where people live, but how they live,” Mr Ryle said.
“Most Australians are looking for ways to beat the rising cost of energy bills. This offer is a great solution to that.
“People who purchase at Harris Crossing are investing in an energy-independent lifestyle that will rid them of soaring electricity bills.”
The benefits of a Tesla Powerwall extend beyond the home as well.
“Advances in battery technology means cost-effective, petrol-free motoring,” said Mr Ryle, who showed the benefits of the i3 electric car which is recharged directly from the Harris Crossing sales office.
“For a fraction of the price, you can recharge your car while you sleep in your Harris Crossing home, saying goodbye to petrol stations forever.”
You can also turn your solar energy into a revenue generator.
“The Tesla Powerwall allows you to turn your solar power into profit by exporting excess energy back to the grid or potentially redistributing it to other consumers in your area,” Mr Ryle said.
“Homeowners will be able to take control of their own energy behaviour, understanding the how, when and why of powering their own home.
“We’re literally giving power back to the people.”
Journalist: Geoffrey Knight
Source: Townsville Bulletin, Early General News. Page 13. 08.05.2018.