Monthly Archives April 2019

The Highest Energy Price. Ever.

Victoria and New South Wales recorded their highest underlying energy price on record, while Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania recorded their second-highest energy prices on record this March quarter 2019 [1]. This follows the average National Electricity Market spot electricity prices on the Australian mainland were the highest on record in the last quarter of 2018 [2]. The highest electricity costs… ever. The incredible thing is this happened despite demand dropping to its lowest level in 2002. So the price hike isn’t driven by everyone suddenly needing more power, we’d bet (and the futures market for energy prices agrees with
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Does Solar Increase Your Property Value?

In short, yes solar will increase your property value. By how much? Well, that depends on a number of factors – the size of the installation, the buyers, the area and of course the quality of the installation at the point of sale. In fact, a low-quality solar system on a good quality house can actually detract from the home’s value (buyers may think – if they have skimped on the solar system, what else have they skimped on?) Some estimates have put a high-quality 5kw installation at an increase in property value of $29,000 [1]. An interview with a
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Is Solar Power Always Good For The Environment?

We’ll be the first to tell you about how fantastic solar power is for the environment. But are there any circumstances where solar panels and battery storage can be bad for the environment? And how do you avoid the pitfall of buying a bad solar system for the environment? There are huge benefits to the environment of buying solar. You create your own electricity from a renewable energy source – sunlight. Your panels and inverters will convert the sun’s energy to be used in the home. On top of that, any excess energy you generate is fed back into the
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