"The first bill put a smile on my face"
Finance broker Ray and partner Sonja paid $9,000 for a 10kWh battery for their four bedroom home so that they wouldn’t have to face huge electricity bills in their 70’s and 80’s.
Ray says the home battery subsidy made it an affordable proposition.
"Without the battery, in 15 years’ time when I’m 80 and electricity prices have gone up, I wouldn’t know if I could afford bills of $650 or more. I might be looking at the bill and saying ‘I can’t afford this electricity’. The first full-quarter electricity bill since installing the battery put a smile on my face. Seeing the bill in black and white was important. When I saw the 2 cent credit, I thought - I’m not going to spend any money this quarter."
Ray believes he will break even on the cost of the battery in five to six years and is happy it’s added value to his house.
"The battery has a 10-year warranty and 20-year lifespan and although I may not be living here by then it makes my house a really saleable product."RAY,
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