Category Archives: Solar News

By ChrisWilliams | March 25th, 2021 | Categories: Solar News

Australians with rooftop solar panels could soon be charged for exporting power into the grid, under proposed changes

This article originally appeared in ABC News. Households with solar panels could be slugged a fee to export surplus electricity into the grid.(ABC News:...

By ChrisWilliams | March 25th, 2021 | Categories: Solar News

Fixing Australia’s solar traffic jam will make selling sunshine two-way street

This article originally appeared in SMH. There are now more than 2.6 million households and small businesses with solar PV on their roofs,...

By ChrisWilliams | March 25th, 2021 | Categories: Solar News

Home battery incentives allowed to stop solar power traffic jams

This article originally appeared in SMH. A deluge of rooftop solar power pouring into the electricity network is causing network traffic jams, prompting...

By ChrisWilliams | March 22nd, 2021 | Categories: Solar News

7 Simple Ways to Clean Your Solar Panels at Home

Solar panels are a long-term investment. Purchasing solarcontributes to clean energy. Because solar panels are solar panels are expensive, costing between $10,000 to...

By ChrisWilliams | April 24th, 2020 | Categories: Solar News

NSW Empowering Homes Program is now open

The Empowering Homes program is supported by the NSW Government. Natural Solar is an approved supplier under the Empowering Homes program. The program...

By ChrisWilliams | February 10th, 2020 | Categories: Solar News

Solar panels: how much energy do they generate

You’ve begun researching solar panels, but all you can see is numbers. So many numbers.  5kW solar system, 300W solar panels, 230W output. ...

By ChrisWilliams | February 10th, 2020 | Categories: Solar News

Does solar add value to your property?

In December 2018, Australia reached a milestone when over 2 million households had installed rooftop solar.   There’s no denying that solar panels are...

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 ChrisWilliams | December 20th, 2019 | Categories: Solar News

Busting the solar jargon

Before you can join the solar revolution, it’s helpful to know what all these new terms mean. We’re adding to this list all...

By ChrisWilliams | December 20th, 2019 | Categories: Solar News

How does solar power work?

Solar power is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world. In Australia last year, it accounted for 5.2% of the total national...

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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.