Category Archives: Recent News

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 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...

By Chris Williams | May 9th, 2023 | Categories: General Solar, Recent News

Federal Government Small Business Energy Tax Incentive announced

Small businesses considering investments to electrify and add a solar battery system to reap energy bill savings are set to pick up an...

By ChrisWilliams | April 26th, 2023 | Categories: News, Recent News, Solar News

Five-star finance: how energy ratings are set to enable cheaper finance for clean-energy renovations

Adding a rooftop solar system is a no-brainer for Aussie homeowners in 2023. Coupling it with a home battery energy storage system is...

By ChrisWilliams | April 19th, 2023 | Categories: Recent News, Solar News

As Liddell closes an age of uncertainty dawns

Today marks an impressive watershed for Australia’s energy transition. The coal-fired furnaces at the Liddell Power Station in New South Wales will be...

By ChrisWilliams | July 7th, 2022 | Categories: Recent News

Trust in the grid crashes amidst energy crisis

Consumer confidence in Australia's energy system has crashed as a result of a perfect storm. According to Energy Consumers Australia’s (ECA) “June 2022...

By ChrisWilliams | April 25th, 2022 | Categories: News, Recent News, Solar News

Greens to kickstart solar battery boom with $17 billion renewable energy plan

Ahead of the federal election on 21 May 2022, Australian Greens leader Adam Bandt joined solar installers, the Smart Energy Council and candidate...

By ChrisWilliams | November 16th, 2020 | Categories: Recent News

5 things you should know before buying solar

Australian home owners are freeing themselves from the grid by transitioning to solar, and significantly reducing their electricity bills in the process. Solar...

By ChrisWilliams | November 16th, 2020 | Categories: Recent News

Choosing the right size solar system and where to put it

Whether you are powering a bitcoin mine or like to read by candle light, every detail of your energy usage should be considered...


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.