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Origin shaves up to $3,800 off Tesla Powerwall for households

Been toying with the idea of installing a Tesla Powerwall, but put off by the significant upfront costs? Origin Energy’s latest deal may just have the solar savings you’ve been dreaming of.

The utilities powerhouse is shaving up to $3,800 off the cost of a brand-new Tesla Powerwall for eligible households in New South Wales, Victoria, south-east Queensland and South Australia.

Under this offer, all households will save $2,300 off the standalone price of a Tesla Powerwall, with an additional $1,500 available to those who also agree to join Origin Energy’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) – Origin Loop.

Households can earn their $2,300 Tesla Powerwall discount as part of a standalone battery installation or through a solar panel and battery package from Origin Energy. Payment plans with $0 deposits are also available on these installations.

Customers interested in the additional $1,500 discount for joining Origin Loop however, will need to stay in the program for five years in order to be eligible for the full discount.

Households keen to cash in on this deal will need to get in quick though, as the offer closes September 15, 2023.

For the full terms and conditions of this offer, it is best to visit the Origin Energy website for more details.

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What is Origin Loop?

Origin Loop is Origin Energy’s own smart network that connects solar batteries in a localised area, allowing eligible customers to share their renewable energy with their neighbours.

Operating as a VPP, the network uses AI to help manage supply and demand for the electricity grid, taking stored electricity from participating households’ solar batteries to assist.

For agreeing to the program and remote control of their solar battery, households are compensated through credits on their Origin Energy bill.

The Loop program is currently only open to households within a 50km radius of Sydney’s CBD, Melbourne’s CBD, Brisbane’s CBD, Wollongong, Adelaide or the Gold Coast Metro. Households will also need to have a compatible battery system and inverter, a reliable internet connection and remain an Origin customer for a minimum of five years.

For further details about Origin’s Loop network, it is best to contact the retailer directly.

Origin Energy Solar Plans

Not eligible for Origin’s Loop network? See if you can cash in on any additional solar savings through one of Origin Energy’s solar electricity plans instead! These are specialised deals for solar customers that offer higher feed-in tariffs or cheaper usage and supply rates, to help solar customers maximise their return on investment. To compare a wider range of solar products, it is best to visit our free solar comparison tool.

Origin Solar Plans NSW

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in NSW. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Origin Solar Plans VIC

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in Victoria. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Origin Solar Plans QLD

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in SE QLD. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Origin Solar Plans SA

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in SA. These costs are based on SA Power network in Adelaide but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4011kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Is the Tesla Powerwall any good?

The Tesla Powerwall is considered to be one of the higherend solar batteries available in the Australian market, with excellent reviews thanks to its high weather ratings and outdoor setting controls. The Tesla Powerwall is also touted for its deep cycle capacities, high efficiency and compatibility with both new and existing home solar panel systems.

While not the cheapest battery in market by far, the Tesla Powerwall does appear to be one of the gold standards for the industry, and one that is becoming increasingly compatible with VPPs and battery-specific energy plans from several electricity retailers, such as Origin Energy.


Learn more about the Tesla Powerwall and its capabilities in our Powerwall product guide.


On the hunt for a new solar plan? Compare plans from some of the leading providers in this space below

Here are some of the cheapest solar-specific deals from the retailers on our database. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. These are products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Here are some of the cheapest solar-specific deals from the retailers on our database. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. These are products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Here are some of the cheapest solar-specific deals from the retailers on our database. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. These are products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Here are some of the cheapest solar-specific deals from the retailers on our database. These costs are based on SA Power network in Adelaide but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4011kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. These are products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

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Kelseigh Wrigley
Energy Specialist
Kelseigh Wrigley was a content producer at Canstar Blue for three years until 2024, most recently as an Energy Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.

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