One man in South Australia is thanking his lucky stars for backup battery power in the last 24 hours of devastating power outages. Brian Gillespie from Eden Valley in South Australia had his mini Tesla battery power station keeping his home power functioning when the rest of the state was plunged into darkness.
“Due to these severe storms and resulting blackouts, Natural Solar has received a huge number of enquiries from customers South-Australia wide, each of them seeking more independence from the grid. In the past 24 hours there has been a 228% increase in enquiries from customers South Australia wanting to know more about battery power, with their locations directly correlating to more severely storm affected areas. This trend has swept across the country with a 148% increase on enquiries Australia wide,” says Chris Williams, Managing Director of Natural Solar.
“Brian was one of the residents in South Australia to have a Tesla Powerwall battery coupled with the SolarEdge Inverter installed by Natural Solar earlier this year. We have seen his Tesla Powerwall home battery and his backup power supply retain power from the moment his power went out at 3:48pm yesterday to 1:15am this morning when his battery utilised all of the power it had stored. The Tesla Powerwall battery then recharged at 5:00am this morning when power was restored at his home. This 11+ hours of backup power was enough for Brian to be able to use his lights and appliances normally whilst the state was suffering. Brian was one of the residents in South Australia to have a Tesla Powerwall battery installed by Natural Solar earlier this year.”