Tag Archives: rooftop solar

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 | October 12th, 2022 | Categories: News

Time for the smart energy home business 2.0 with 1KOMMA5°

As Australia enters a new era we're calling the 'smart energy home business 2.0,' it should be acknowledged that the small army of...

By ChrisWilliams | August 27th, 2022 | Categories: Solar News

King coal is dead, long live solar!

In Australia it has long been said that "Coal is king", but all reigns come to an end. In mid-August 2022, the National...

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 | June 16th, 2022 | Categories: News

Dishwasher-gate: Energy crisis builds case for solar battery boom 

Australia's east coast has found itself in the electricity equivalent of a tailspin. Surging gas and electricity prices are resulting in the threat...

By ChrisWilliams | May 25th, 2022 | Categories: News

Election 2022: Australians take power into their own hands

As the dust settles on the historic 2022 Federal Election, there will be a heap of hot takes as to what was behind...

By ChrisWilliams | November 15th, 2021 | Categories: General Solar, Solar News

Australia basks in 3 million rooftop solar milestone, but dark clouds loom

While conflicting messages come from state and federal politicians, Aussie householders are taking climate action into their own hands and installing rooftop solar...


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.