Posts by Albert Davidow

What are Volts, Watts, kW and kWh? – Beginners Guide To Conversions

One of the confusing things about choosing a solar or battery system can often be the terminology and electrical terms used. Whilst most of these are simple, for those of us who aren’t electricians or in the electrical industry, it is hard to remember what we were taught at school, assuming we were even listening. When deciding whether or not to buy a solar system, there are some terms you really should understand (like kilowatts, for example) and there are others you might be interested in that may only help a little to know. We are going to cover off
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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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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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