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By ChrisWilliams | February 4th, 2020 | Categories: Solar News

92% reduction in power bills: The first Tesla Powerwall’s four-year anniversary

Four years ago, Nick Pfitzner became the first person in Australia (and one of the first worldwide) to get a Tesla Powerwall battery...

By Chris Williams | June 5th, 2024 | Categories: Home Energy Storage, News

Push and pull factors to accelerate battery adoption in NSW

The last few weeks have been huge for home battery adoption in New South Wales. The new battery rebate is going to provide...

By Chris Williams | March 13th, 2024 | Categories: Home Energy Storage, News

Unrelenting heat, high winds, bring battery backup capabilities to the fore

A scorching autumn hot on the heels of a massive blackout event in south-eastern Australia is demonstrating the importance of residential batteries for...

By Chris Williams | February 13th, 2024 | Categories: Home Energy Storage, News, Tesla Powerwall

Queenslanders must move fast to access big savings on solar batteries with solar battery rebate

Homeowners in Queensland have the chance to receive a rebate of either $3000 or $4000 on a home solar battery. Only around the...

By Chris Williams | October 26th, 2023 | Categories: Home Energy Storage, News

Blackout warning highlights the need for backup batteries

When an electricity industry veteran sends a powerful warning, we should all sit up and take notice. Well, that’s exactly what we’re waking...

By Chris Williams | September 4th, 2023 | Categories: General Solar, Home Energy Storage, News

Heat, dry conditions to increase risk of power outages

A dry and hot summer is looming, increasing the risk of bush fires and power outages. The forecast from Australian authorities paints a...

By Chris Williams | July 31st, 2023 | Categories: General Solar, Home Energy Storage, Recent News

Why the Vic gas ban shines light on an all-electric future

Australia’s most gas-dependent state has taken the plunge and banned natural gas in new homes. Victoria announced the move on Friday, claiming it...

By Chris Williams | July 25th, 2023 | Categories: General Solar, News

The choice to go solar and electrify is obvious, but choose wisely

Last week was a big one for those of us helping Australians buy and install rooftop PV, solar batteries, and smart energy systems...

By Chris Williams | July 5th, 2023 | Categories: General Solar, Home Energy Storage, News

Riding a unicorn for smarter, better rooftop solar and home batteries

The scale of the challenge in combatting climate change can seem insurmountable. At the same time, energy costs are spiralling – with the latest...

By ChrisWilliams | June 14th, 2023 | Categories: News, Recent News

It’s astronomical: biggest power price increase to hit almost 30%

Two of Australia’s biggest retailers are hiking electricity prices for customers on variable rate contracts by as much as 30%. The ABC reported...

By Chris Williams | May 25th, 2023 | Categories: News, Recent News

Confirmed: Electricity prices up by almost 25% in NSW, SA, and South-East Queensland

It’s not a surprise, but it likely cause “bill shock” to quite a few. Around 600,000 Australians are set to see an electricity...

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These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes a general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on Energy Locals Time of Use Tariff – (TOU – Peak, Off-Peak & Solar Sponge).

The reference price is set by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) for a financial year in relation to electricity supply to residential customers in the distribution region and is based on an assumed annual usage amount. Any difference between the reference price and the unconditional price of a plan is expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price. The terms of any conditional discounts are shown, along with any further difference between the reference price and the discount applied if a condition is met, expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price.