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The National Energy Guarantee (NEG) Explained

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 19-Oct-2017 15:40:08

This week, the federal government announced that they will be scrapping the Clean Energy Target (CET) proposed by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, in favour of a new energy policy called the National Energy Guarantee (NEG). This is big news in the industry, after a tumultuous year and many months of indecision.

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STCs set to drop an additional 6.5% on 1 January

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 02-Oct-2017 17:27:15

Did you know the price of Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) has dropped dramatically over the last few months and is showing no signs of slowing down?

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Why solar? Why now?

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 31-Aug-2017 16:28:22

No matter how many panels you can fit on your roof, going solar will certainly have a positive impact in reducing your electricity bills and carbon emissions.

  • Generous return on investment
  • Feed-in tariffs
  • Battery ready status
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Topics: solar energy, feed-in tariffs, residential solar, jim's energy

Is your roof suitable for solar?

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 21-Aug-2017 17:23:45
There are a number of factors that impact your roof's suitability for solar:
  • Roof area and shading
  • Roof material and pitch
  • Direction
  • Your current switchboard
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Topics: solar energy, energy efficiency, sustainability, residential solar

Increase in Victorian solar feed-in tariffs explained

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 01-Aug-2017 15:15:31

Great news for Victoria! As of 1 July 2017, the solar feed-in tariff for households will officially be increased from 5c/kWh to a minimum of 11.3c/kWh.A feed-in tariff is a payment for electricity fed into the supply grid from a renewable energy source, such as a solar system.

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Topics: renewable energy, solar energy, energy efficiency, feed-in tariffs, government incentives

The world's biggest battery storage solution is coming to South Australia, but what does it mean for you?

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 27-Jul-2017 15:19:48

Elon Musk has agreed to build the world’s biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia in 100 days.

The array will be capable of an output of 100 megawatts (MW) of power at a time and will be able to store 129 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy. It is to be connected to the Hornsdale wind farm, which is currently under construction in SA.

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Topics: renewable energy, solar energy, battery storage, energy efficiency, sustainability