Global technology solutions company RFI has signed a deal to become an authorised reseller of the Tesla Powerwall battery system.

The collaboration with Tesla Energy means the Powerwall will be available from RFI in Australia.

“A battery storage revolution is coming and it will transform the energy landscape forever,” RFI CEO Scott Magee said. “The Tesla Powerwall is making the entire energy sector rethink the way electricity is generated and consumed.”

Magee says RFI’s installer network is managing increasing levels of consumer inquiries about the storage solution.

When 6.4KWh unit is suitable to the needs of an average Australian household at night, he says, and is also an attractive addition to a home.

Home owners can match solar with storage to cut bills, have backup power available and buy from the grid when electricity rates are low.

“The electricity environment will completely change in Australia with control finally coming back to the consumer. Coupled with solar feed-in tariffs being slashed around the country the momentum for storage will only grow,” Magee said.