Homes with the power of the sun


Local builder partners with leading solar and battery provider to bring down power bills in new homes.

A partnership between Australia’s leading battery and solar provider, CSR Bradford, and Hamlan is set to see all new houses come equipped with a Bradford Solar ChargePack, including Tesla Powerwall 2 and which offers back-up energy to protect homes during power outages.
The partnership makes Hamlan the first builder in Geelong and the Surf Coast region to offer backup with the Tesla Powerwall 2 as part of their standard inclusion, and comes at a time when homeowners across the country are waking up to solar and battery technology as a solution in the fight against rising power prices and the unreliability of the grid.
New home buyers with Hamlan – Geelong’s largest locally owned and operated builder – will be able to run their homes with a mix of free and low-cost energy, stored until they are ready to use it.
The world-leading renewable energy solution includes Tesla Powerwall, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that charges using electricity from Bradford solar panels. With cloud-based monitoring from any smart device, Hamlan homeowners will be able to monitor and manage their energy, including charging from the grid during off-peak times.
Under the partnership, it is estimated that 150 homes will be equipped with the Bradford Solar ChargePack including Tesla Powerwall by the end of 2018, the system is expected to save each household on average $2300 each year.
Hamlan general manager Andrew Carroll said that the partnership with CSR Bradford was helping the iconic home builder change the face of the Great Ocean Road area again, this time by being a leader in household renewable energy solutions in Geelong and the Surf Coast region.
“Going into the summer months, the sun is a part of the Geelong and Surf Coast playground. Powerwall offers our clients a working solar system that will charge the battery and provide electricity to power your home day or night.
For more information about Hamlan or to find your nearest display home, visit or phone 5222 5555.


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