Homes of the future being built in Queensland suburbs
Two suburban communities will be entirely solar and battery-powered, creating a model for more environmentally sustainable developments right across the state.
“This is all about delivering affordable housing, delivering jobs, and leading the way in what renewable communities can look like,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.
In the Brisbane suburbs of Carseldine and Oxley, the specially-designed communities will be 100 per cent solar and battery-powered, using either a Tesla wall or an AlphaESS battery.
This would mean no electricity bills for residents.
“Everyone who buys one of these properties or lives in one of these properties will benefit from between $1600 and $2000 a year in savings, each year on their energy bills,” Mr Miles said.
Owners will even be able to sell excess energy to the grid.
Providers believe this could be the future of new homes in Australia.
Market interest in the homes has been strong, with the first stage of both projects almost sold out.
Agents say they’ve been especially popular with Generation Y investors.
Construction is expected to start on stage one at Carseldine in the next few months.