Metricon customer Bruce Choi is going to be making some big savings when he moves into his new Designer by Metricon home next year.

Bruce and his wife Han Na Kim, who is building a Franklin 40 in Sunnybank, in Brisbane's south, are set to downsize their electricity bills after choosing to upgrade their home to inclue a Bradford Solar ChargePack and Tesla Powerwall.
 
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After analysing the Choi family’s past energy usage, Bradford Energy estimates they will enjoy an estimated $2,158 in savings on their electricity bills in the first year, and as much as $43,200 over 15 years. 


This upgrade is great news for customers looking to reduce their bills, with a recent survey commissioned by the Energy Efficiency Council finding a remarkable 83 per cent of people saying they were concerned or very concerned about their electricity bill. 

In many parts of Australia, electricity prices have almost doubled and wholesale gas prices have more than tripled over the last decade. This is putting increasing pressure on households, with many now spending a greater proportion of their income on power bills.

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Bradford Energy Business Manager Ashleigh O’Brien said that as well as wanting to take control of their power prices, customers for household solar and battery systems are also considering the future efficiency and technology needs of their homes.

“There is a good chance that a child born today will drive an electric vehicle when they are old enough to drive,” O’Brien said. “Preparing Australian homes for increased electricity use is another benefit of installing solar and battery technology, and this is just one example of how homeowners are equipping their homes to meet the needs of tomorrow.”


The difference with the Tesla Powerwall 2 is that, instead of sending excess solar energy into the grid, it stores it for use any time. The ChargePack technology is the next step in a comprehensive approach to green, affordable all-electric solar power, delivering further cost savings to homeowners.

To help new home buyers address the issue of rising electricity costs, eligible Designer by Metricon customers were incentivised to improve their home's energy efficiency, with every customer who chose a Bradford Solar ChargePack upgrade going into the draw to win a Tesla Model S electric car.

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Drawn last month, Bruce Choi and his family were the lucky winners and were handed the keys to their efficient vehicle last week.
 
The lucky Tesla Model S winner and self-confessed electricity guzzler says he is looking forward to getting into his new home and knowing he will be able to save money on his electricity bills.


“We have been thinking about solar for a while now as our power bills just keep getting higher and higher," Mr Choi said. "Metricon made it very easy for us to upgrade and include the Bradford Solar ChargePack in our new home. It was simple decision to make.” 

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And energy costs won't be the only savings the Choice family makes. The Tesla Model S is the safest and most technologically sophisticated sedan on the road and is estimated to save the Choi family a further $2,000 in vehicle running costs a year, compared with an equivalent petrol vehicle.

By partnering with Australia’s leading solar and battery provider, Bradford Energy, Metricon Homes is helping its customers become more electricity self-sufficient and take back control of their power bills.

The Bradford Solar ChargePack is available at a discounted price for Queensland and New South Wales customers with the current ICON Collection promotion. For more information on this promotion, visit www.metricon.com.au/icon.