Tag Archives: solar batteries

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 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 | December 7th, 2021 | Categories: News, Solar News, Tesla Powerwall

Breaking new ground with solar and storage

Perhaps the only thing in Australia booming more than rooftop solar PV is the homes they're installed on. Driven by low-interest rates, the...

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,...


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.