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STC price changes coming into effect from 1 October 2018

Posted by Jim's Energy on 11-Sep-2018 17:38:05
As you may be aware, the number of small-scale technology certificates (STCs) you are able to claim for solar systems <99kW is set to decrease again by 6.5% on 1 January 2019.

If you didn't already know, STCs are a federal government subsidy that are set to be phased out by 2030.

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Topics: renewable energy, solar energy, government incentives, residential solar, incentives, solar pv, solar rebate, victorian solar rebate

Andrews' Victorian Solar Rebate Explained - Get Up To 50% off Residential Solar

Posted by Jim's Energy on 20-Aug-2018 15:26:01
Great news for Victorians! Yesterday, the Andrews Government invested $68 million to launch their Solar Homes program. The new Victorian solar rebate will give homeowners the opportunity to install a solar panel system for half price and pay the rest of the cost back over four years with an interest-free loan.

What do we know?

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Topics: renewable energy, solar energy, sustainability, government incentives, residential solar, solar pv, solar finance, solar rebate, victorian solar rebate

Solar battery storage installations ramping up

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 16-Aug-2018 11:28:04
Over the last few months, it has been fantastic to see an increase in solar battery system installations.

Particularly for customers in more regional areas, solar battery storage now offers a viable financial return. A residential energy storage system allows you to:

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Topics: renewable energy, battery storage, residential solar, solar pv, solar battery, solar battery system

Exclusive PowerResponse Opportunity

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 17-Jul-2018 14:35:52

Jim's Energy are pleased to invite customers to join EnergyAustralia's PowerResponse program.

The PowerResponse program received funding as part of ARENA's Advancing Renewables Program - Demand Response and is available for a limited time only. Join and receive:

  • Discounted electricity rate from EnergyAustralia
  • $1,000 credit on your bill
  • Additional credits for each demand response event*
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Topics: renewable energy, solar energy, battery storage, sustainability, residential solar, incentives, solar pv, electricity retailer, grid connection, demand response

Jim's Energy Sales Professionalism

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 13-Jun-2018 09:51:27

We recently received a fantastic testimonial from a Jim's Energy customer, explaining the importance of sales professionalism.

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Topics: renewable energy, residential solar, solar pv, Jim's group

Understanding time-varying feed-in tariffs

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 22-May-2018 08:34:45
From 1 July 2018, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) has announced that energy retailers in Victoria must offer at least one of two feed-in tariffs (FiTs):
  • the time varying FiT and/or
  • the single-rate FiT
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Topics: solar energy, energy efficiency, feed-in tariffs, solar pv

Jim's Energy Post-Installation Guide

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 10-Apr-2018 11:15:55

Congratulations! Your solar system has been installed - but what happens next?

Jim's Energy explains the post-installation process for residential solar energy and some common misconceptions.

  • When will my solar system start producing energy?
  • How long will it take for my electricity retailer to connect my system to the grid?
  • When will my feed-in tariff appear on my electricity bill?
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Topics: solar energy, energy efficiency, feed-in tariffs, residential solar, solar pv, electricity retailer, grid connection

What's the best way to finance a solar system?

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 20-Mar-2018 17:10:21
If you're considering solar for your home, you're probably weighing up the options for financing your project.

There's no 'best way' to finance a solar system, but this article explains some of the most popular ways to finance a residential solar energy project:

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Topics: renewable energy, solar energy, feed-in tariffs, residential solar, solar pv, solar finance

Jim's Energy launches in NSW

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 23-Feb-2018 09:21:51

After the success of our inital launch in Victoria, Jim's Energy has now officially expanded to New South Wales. Offering a portfolio of solutions to improve households' energy efficiency, Jim's Energy specialises in the supply and install of residential solar, energy storage, energy broking and energy monitoring systems.

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Topics: renewable energy, solar energy, battery storage, energy efficiency, sustainability, residential solar, jim's energy, community solar, solar pv, Jim's group

Customer demand surges for Jim's Energy

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 25-Jan-2018 16:18:05

As 2017 comes to a close, Jim’s Energy, celebrates its launch and huge growth, having already installed solar systems for hundreds of customers throughout Victoria. Divisional Manager, Erik Zimmerman says:

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Topics: renewable energy, solar energy, energy efficiency, sustainability, residential solar, jim's energy, community solar, incentives, solar pv, neighbourhood solar, Jim's group, Jim's

Jim's Group goes Solar!

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 05-Dec-2017 09:47:52

Jim Penman explains why Jim's Group has gone solar.

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Topics: solar energy, jim's energy, Jim's group, Jim's

The Solar Bulk Buy Experts

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 04-Dec-2017 11:02:04

Jim’s Energy are proud to offer solar bulk buy campaigns through our corporate and independent organisation and community energy partners.

We were recently selected as the preferred supplier for the Strathbogie Bulk Buy run by the Yarra Energy Foundation and have installed over 450kW of solar across the region. Jim’s Energy are bulk buy specialists with over 200 solar bulk buy and solar neighbourhoods completed since 2007. We have more collective experience than any other company in Australia.

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Topics: residential solar, community solar, incentives, solar pv, neighbourhood solar

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 moving from the Clean Energy Target (CET) proposed by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, to 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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4 big reasons to go solar in 2018

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 residential solar?

Posted by Lillie Gredley on 21-Aug-2017 17:23:45
A question the Jim's Energy team is often asked: is my roof suitable for solar?
There are a number of factors that impact your roof's suitability for solar but here are the most important:
  • Roof area and shading
  • Roof material and pitch
  • Direction
  • Your current switchboard
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Topics: solar energy, energy efficiency, sustainability, residential solar

The 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 residential solar energy 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