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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 pv, feed-in tariffs, energy efficiency, solar energy

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 pv, residential solar, feed-in tariffs, solar energy, energy efficiency, electricity retailer, grid connection

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

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

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

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