Solar Power & Solar Panels Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads, New South WalesTweed Heads, New South Wales

Situated in the northern coastal region of the NSW, Australia’s Green Cauldron Tweed Heads offers an array of fun-filled water activities, lush rainforests and dramatic mountain ranges.

You can meet a colourful cast of local characters in country pubs and urban clubs or celebrate at festivals and concerts. You can also check out their handiworks and arts at artist studios and galleries. Find fresh produce and chat with them at roadside stalls and farmers’ markets. Enjoy their hospitality at cozy rainforest retreats, friendly B&Bs and luxury oceanfront resorts.

A town with a breathtaking scenery and diverse environment, there is no excuse not to head outdoors and choose your own adventure. You can choose from water activities like kayaking or surfing or explore the great outdoors by hiking or horse-riding. There are triathlons and cycling events happening throughout the year.

Having a subtropical climate, the Tweed’s is known for its rarely too hot and doesn’t get too cold weather. And contrary to the popular belief, solar power is not just for big businesses. As electricity prices continue to soar with seemingly no end in sight, many families are now switching to solar power as a solution to their household budget woes.

Stating that”energy management and sustainability is a key part” of their global operations, super retailer Aldi is installing a 92.3kW solar system on its retail store in Tweed Heads.

Solar is cheaper alternative

With daytime NSW electricity rates up to 35c/kWh, offsetting daytime usage with your own solar power is effectively like having a 35c Feed in Tariff.

When feed in tariff rates were higher, the incentive was to export as much power during the day as possible by using appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines at night. Now with little incentive to export power, the best strategy is to set timers on these and other appliances and use them during the middle of the day so they run off your solar power and this will mean you won’t be paying the high rates.

Additionally, the fact that panel prices globally have plummeted over the last year means you can now have a 5kW system installed for under $10,000 whereas previously the same system would have set you back between $20,000~$30,000.

Combine these points with the fact that electricity prices have just risen 18% in NSW with more increases expected in the future.

To work out your payback period and returns on you investment, go here – Financial returns and payback periods or check out our new Solar Savings Calculator.

If you have any questions about how to use the formulas or any other matter, please don’t hesitate to ask us a question.

Solar Power in Tweed Heads: Comparing the best solar panel deals

Tweed Heads is seeing an ongoing increase in electricity costs. How much more money will you spend before making the switch to solar power? Don’t delay it any longer.

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Want to switch to solar power but you don’t know where to start? That’s okay, we have all the relevant information below.

Feed-in Tariffs for Tweed Heads residents

Although New South Wales no longer has a guaranteed Feed-in tariff, most retailers still provide a relatively high rate for the electricity you feed back into the grid.

Rates are subject to change and vary across different retailers, be sure to check with your retailer about the rate which you are eligible to receive.

Retail Energy Provider *Current Rate More info
AGL 5.1c Website
Origin 6c Website
Lumo 5.5c Website
Power Direct 7.7c Website
Dodo 6c Website

*Rates updated April 2016

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