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Why Is Australia Facing Rising Electricity Prices?

    Australia’s energy retailers AGL, Energy Australia and Origin Energy are increasing power prices this year. Increasing prices are because of the rising costs of generation and distribution of electricity. But there is no evidence that renewables like solar energy are to blame for price hikes. Outline of some ways that people can manage […]

Homes With Eco-friendly Features Selling For Higher Prices

Eco-friendly features such as solar panels, battery packs and rainwater tanks are making homes more attractive for property seekers. New research shows that people are willing to pay up to 10% more for a sustainable home. According to Finder.com.au, 33% of buyers are happy to pay more for a property with solar panels. New build […]

Retail Power Rates Set to Rise Despite Wholesale Price Drops

NSW energy minister Josh Frydenberg’s plea for big retailers to cut tariffs is likely to go unrealised, despite wholesale price drops Retail prices are instead estimated to rise by 3.6%, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts But this is still less than the price hikes of 14-19% households experienced last year Australia has […]

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A beginners guide to the solar rebate

To cut a long story short, the current solar ‘rebate’ is an upfront discount off the cost of your solar PV system. The exact $ amount of that discount will depend on a few factors, but at the end of the day, what matters is your Total Out of Pocket Price (after the discount has been applied) […]

Get More From Your Solar Power With A Battery System

The price of solar battery storage is becoming more affordable for the average homeowner Rebates, cash back deals and solar credits can make the purchase even more affordable Federal initiative encourages small businesses to install battery systems by offering a tax deduction Adelaide is offering a rebate of up to $5,000 for installing battery-based solar […]

Solar rebates and power prices drive record installs

2017 was the busiest year on record for solar installers nationwide with homeowners and increasingly businesses embracing the technology as a way to guard themselves against the massive increases in energy prices already experienced and those still to come. Over the last 2 years, power prices have increased by between 150% and 240% in the […]

Australia can become a global renewable energy superstar

Ramez Naam of Singularity University in Silicon Valley believes Australia, as one of the sunniest and windiest places on earth, has untapped renewable energy potential Compared to other countries in the world Australia currently has high solar radiation but low installed solar capacity But as demand for solar increases, technology is improving and prices are […]

Solar Rebate under attack

Pressure is mounting from within the ranks of the back benches of the Turnbull Government to scrap the solar rebates available to homeowners to install solar panels, worth around $4,000 for a 6kW system. The charge is being led by Tony Abbott who said recently that “Australians are paying far too much for our emissions […]