Huawei Solar on Open Homes Australia

If you’re in the process of building a new home, the design decisions you make now can have a huge impact on your energy bills for years to come.

On this week’s episode of Open Homes Australia, Natalee Bowen, one of Australia’s best-known and most awarded designers, meets a family who have ensured the future of their stunning new build against high energy bills with smart design choices and brilliant Huawei solar, inverter and battery solution supplied and installed by Empower Solar Perth.

Last week, Energy Matter CEO Rosh Ramnarain also sat down with Natalee for a one-on-one chat about award-winning show Renovate or Rebuild, his design studio Indah Island and this week’s episode of ‘Open Homes Australia.

Below is a recap of Empower Solar’s Open Homes Australia feature and some highlights from Rosh’s interview with Natalee.

A modern house designed around family life

In Episode 5 of Open Homes Australia, we head to Floreat, WA – one of the crown jewels of the city of Cambridge. Nestled between the city and the sea, Floreat’s modern architecture, picturesque parks, state-of-the-art amenities and strong sense of community define what a vibrant and diverse suburb should be.

Here, Natalee meets Wei, whose young family has just moved into their brand new modern and contemporary home. Wei gives Natalee the grand tour, showing off the home’s unique and stylish features, each carefully selected to suit her family’s needs and lifestyle.

Large and spacious yet inviting through the use of subtle hues and natural materials, the home is filled with just the right amount of natural light.

With two young children, Wei and his wife wanted to make sure their new home was comfortable and practical, without sacrificing style. They achieved this by installing wooden floors with underfloor heating throughout – perfect for little feet on cold winter mornings!

Another practical but luxurious touch is the wine cellar under the stairs. It’s not only a smart storage solution, but also a stunning showcase feature when you first enter the house.

Upstairs is a kid’s paradise, with a magazine-worthy playroom and whimsical yet tastefully decorated children’s bedrooms.

A Perth home wouldn’t be complete without incorporating indoor/outdoor living, and this home is no exception. Large windows and sliding glass doors open the living area onto the terrace and pool, creating a seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining space, perfect for Perth’s sunny climate.

Empowering Owners with Huawei

A large five-bedroom house with lots of living space, high ceilings and luxurious touches such as underfloor heating is truly a dream come true – but could easily spell disaster for your energy bills!

Wei and his wife were aware of the high cost of running a large home and decided to take proactive steps to future-proof their new construction against rising electricity prices.

Their approach was twofold – the first goal was to minimize their need for electricity by making smart design choices such as orienting the house to make the most of natural light. They were also looking for energy-efficient windows.

“We specifically requested double glazing with commercial-grade framing for all windows,” Wei said.

The second tactic was to install a Huawei solar and energy storage solution supplied and installed by Empower Solar Perth, which would offset their energy consumption and significantly reduce their electricity bills. The 14 kW system includes east and north facing solar panels, a Huawei LUNA home battery and the latest inverter from Huawai.

Natalee spoke with Anthony Lentini of Empower Solar Perth about what sets the company apart from the competition.

“We’re probably the only fully 5-star rated renewable energy company in WA right now,” he said.

Natalee asked Anthony how his team helped Wei and his family achieve their goal of saving on energy costs.

“Because we knew the bills were going to be huge, we knew straight away that they needed at least 10kW of inverters, plus in-home battery storage…we have 10kW of storage for the night,” he said.

Both Anthony and Natalee agreed that it was “impossible” to get solar power in WA with all that beautiful sunlight to harness, and the supplied solar panels and Huawei inverter and battery solution were the ideal solution for the family.

Huawei’s Hybrid Solar Inverter and LUNA Battery Module

Energy Matters’ Rosh provided some additional details on the Huawei LUNA Home Battery, explaining that it is a flexible and modular choice, offering 5kW modules expandable up to 30kW of battery storage.

Wei and her family are now saving hundreds of dollars a month on their electricity bills. They can feel empowered knowing that they have not only made a wise investment in their own family’s future, but that by choosing solar power they are also doing their part to help the environment.

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Watch the full episode here on 9Now.

On the Road to Zero Podcast: Natalee Bowen

In this episode, Energy Matter CEO Rosh Ramnarain sat down with Natalee Bowen, who has worked in the design industry for over 20 years. Renowned Hamptons expert and founder of the Indah Island design studio, Natalee’s work has received numerous industry awards and is now featured in countless magazines, social media and TV programs such as Dream Homes, Ready Set Reno, Luxury Homes Revealed, Best Houses Australia and Through. the front door.

Below are some highlights from the interview – the full podcast can be viewed via the video linked above or streamed for free on Spotify here.

Rosh kicked off the interview by asking Natalee about her early days in the design industry. Natalee joked that while it’s technically been 20 years since she started her career, it seems like a lifetime.

“My dad was a builder, so I probably started when I was two,” she laughed.

“You know, going to construction sites, picking up stuff and making stuff – it’s one of those things that’s always been with me.”

She also gave insight into how she managed to maintain such a long and successful career in the design industry.

“You always have to be smart. In the ever-changing world of design and products and all things creativity, you always have to be on your game.”

Natalee has proven she is more than capable of adapting to industry trends and changes, expanding her wildly successful design studio Indah Island to offer an end-to-end design and build service.

“Indah Island started off more focused on interior design… my whole business has evolved from beautiful styling to getting a builder’s license – so we now encompass everything from start to finish”.

“It’s deliberate, just because to make it beautiful you have to do the foundation – you literally have to work from scratch to create these amazing homes.”

Although she is based in Washington, Indah Island has clients all over Australia and even overseas in cities like New York and even the Hamptons, the birthplace of her signature style.

Later in the interview, Rosh and Natalee talked about sustainable home design and their journey on the hit show Renovate or Rebuild where Natalee was a judge.

“The show emulates this great conversation starter… what is a 5 star building?”

She explained how the show influenced her customers, who previously didn’t care about sustainable design ‘stuff’, to suddenly think hard about how many stars they should have and what their diary bill should be. energy could end up costing depending on their design decisions.

“The show really started that conversation,” she said.

“It was a great experience and I’m really looking forward to the next series.”

Find the rest of the interview via the links above!

Open Homes Australia: Season 5 is streaming now

When you buy a house, you’re not just buying a roof over your head – you’re buying a place of your own, a sanctuary from the outside world. Your home should reflect your unique style and personality, and it should be a space you are proud to come back to at the end of a long day.

At Energy Matters, we believe the best homes are designed with sustainability in mind – not only will a sustainably designed home keep you comfortable all year round, it will save you thousands in utility bills. energy while preserving the environment.

Energy Matters is delighted to partner with Open Homes Australia for its 5th season.

This season continues the tradition of showcasing incredible Australian homes, breathtaking designs and sustainable choices that are sure to inspire and impress. Featuring some of Australia’s most recognizable designers and creatives, plus many of your favorite seasons of The Block and Renovate or Rebuild – this is a show not to be missed!

Watch the next episode on Saturday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. on 9Life!

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