South Australia has another notch in the belt when it comes to becoming a major world player in the manufacturing of home battery storage systems. This comes with the announcement that Alpha ESS, a global giant in this booming industry, will be setting up manufacturing facilities in Adelaide. Their newly signed agreement with the South Australian State Government means more than 100 new jobs in South Australia, with Alpha ESS set to manufacture more than 8000 of their SMILE 5 home batteries in Adelaide each year by 2020.
Alpha ESS will initially work in partnership with Minda Disability Support Services, later moving to their own facility. This comes on top of the news in September that Sonnen would be manufacturing batteries from the old Holden factory in Elizabeth.
The announcement gives Alpha ESS access to the priority period for the Home Battery Scheme, giving consumers a greater choice of batteries during this period. The Alpha ESS SMILE 5 was launched in Australia last year as a cost competitive lithium ion battery. Aussie Farmers Group is proud to be a supplier of the Alpha ESS home battery systems and an approved provider of the Home Battery Scheme.