Origin Loop and the benefits of battery storage

The sun is your friend. Unless you’re a vampire. In which case, good on you for being one of those progressive folk who know enough about the internet to find a pretty specific blog post spruiking the benefits of BYO-ing your own solar battery – including an extra $400 bonus! Let us break down the specifics…

Let’s take things back a step by introducing  Origin Loop, and our Virtual Power Plant (VPP).  Origin Loop is Let’s take things back a step by introducing Origin Loop, and our Virtual Power Plant (VPP).  Origin Loop is transforming the way people harness their solar energy by connecting thousands (perhaps even millions someday soon!) of batteries and panels across countless locations and combining them into one big, virtual power station.

Why join the Loop?

The beauty of Origin Loop is its power to help balance the grid at times of peak demand, reducing the reliance on coal, gas and renewables that feed into the grid. When customers connect to Loop, then generate solar energy through their home solar system and store it in their battery, Origin can pull on this stored energy. This energy can then be fed it back into the grid, helping to reduce the reliance on coal and gas.

There are also perks in it for you too, at the moment, you’ll receive $1 – every time Origin discharges one kW of power from your battery and gives it to the grid. There’s also a cherry on top, just to sweeten the deal. If you connect your Tesla Powerwall to Origin Loop on a no lock-in contract, you’ll get a $400 credit included on your next energy bill. That’s what we like to call a sign-up bonus. A little thank you for joining the VPP. On top of all that, you’ll get full visibility when Origin discharges power from your battery in our easy-to-use mobile app. And for added peace of mind, we’ll ensure you always have at least 20% of battery charge during a Loop event. So, you don’t need to worry about running out of power.

Tell me more about Loop…

We’re so glad you asked. Until recently, all the electricity you used in your home or business came from large power stations transported through power lines and distribution networks. But times, they are a’changing. 

Home energy is now more intelligent than ever. And smarter energy is all thanks to some of the smart folk at Origin. Our boffins built the Artificial Intelligence (AI) that powers Loop to help coordinate, and orchestrate, thousands of connected, remote energy assets virtually via the cloud.

Loop-connected product and services include home solar batteries, EVs with smart chargers, connected hot water systems, and even our energy saving reward program, Spike. And now we’re inviting more customers across Australia to join our rapidly growing network.

What if I don’t have a battery yet?

We can help! There’s a lot to consider, after all, you’re making a long-term investment with long-term rewards. So, we’ve pulled together a helpful guide about what you should look for when investing in a battery – and we made sure to have our experts weigh in.  A connected home really is the way of the future, and with Origin Loop, you can be sure that you’re making the most of your battery package – that extra $400 is really just the icing on the cake. Or the cherry on the icing of said cake. Whatever it is, you can have your cherry-garnished cake and eat it too.

The ‘fine print’ AKA eligibility

  • You need to be a current Origin electricity customer or agree to sign up to an electricity plan with us and agree to our VPP BYO Terms and Conditions.
  • Have a compatible Tesla Powerwall and inverter installed at your home.
  • Have an operational solar system of at least 5kW capacity, that is compatible with your Tesla Powerwall.
  • Have continuous and reliable internet connection.
  • Live in NSW, SA, VIC, QLD or the ACT

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