Monthly Archives May 2019

What size solar system do I need to charge a Tesla?

We are often asked, “How do I know what size solar system I need to charge a Tesla?”. Of course, the first thing we need to know is whether you mean the Tesla Powerwall battery or the Tesla car. Let’s start with the Powerwall battery. How Much Solar Do I Need To Charge The Tesla Powerwall? The Tesla Powerwall has a capacity of 13.5kWh and is able to be charged at a rate of 5kW. This means that if you are charging it at full clip, it will take a little over 2 ½ hours to fully charge. So, the
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The Price of a 4kW Solar System

A 4kW solar system in Sydney is a great sized solar system for a medium-sized home. A 4kW system typically has a 12-14 panel array and can save you up to around $400 a quarterly power bill if all of the solar power is used in the home. As solar prices continue to fall, it is now possible to get a return on your money in 3 to 5 years using top quality brands. This article will look at the benefits of installing a 4kW system, the main brands you should be looking at and provide detailed information to make
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Electricity Prices Skyrocket 7% After The Election Outcome

Wholesale electricity prices shot straight up after the election win by 7%, and they are forecast to stay high for the next few years according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Prices look like they will only go higher once the energy industry comes to grips with the continuation of the last few years’ policies. On the Monday after the election weekend, electricity retailers all got caught in a wild bidding war to each lock in a future price for electricity, which means that we can expect these price rises to be passed onto consumers soon. The real concern is that
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Broken: The Untold Story Of Buying Cheap Solar Panels

Have you ever bought something a little too cheap only for it to break the following week? Buying quality electronics is important. Buying quality solar panels is even more important. Unlike a broken headset, you can’t just toss solar panels in the bin. Furthermore, it’s not like the thousands of dollars you paid for your ‘cheap solar system’ was pocket change! Made To Be Broken Some cheap suppliers (you may know who these companies are) make products with a built-in lifespan. This also happens in the solar industry. Cheap solar panels are cheap because the costs involved in making a
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The Low-Down On Labor’s ‘Proposed’ Battery Subsidy

If they are elected, Federal Labor has proposed a policy which will provide a $2,000 battery rebate that will be available to a maximum of around 1% of Australian households. The idea of a rebate for households to install batteries is obviously a great initiative. That said, a lot of people ask us if they should wait for it before they make a battery purchase. We believe there are at least 6 factors to consider: 1. Labor isn’t in power yet. Labor has to actually get elected in order to start the ball rolling on their proposed legislation. They may
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