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COVID-19: Solar and storage installs considered ‘essential services’

By |2020-03-30T19:14:03+00:00March 31st, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Installing and maintaining renewable energy resources can be viewed as an “essential service”, according to the California Solar + Storage Association (CALSSA), based in one of six major state jurisdictions in the US to have ordered citizens indoors for the time being. The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the state’s Department

Forget toilet paper, Australians are panic-buying PV

By |2020-03-30T19:09:56+00:00March 30th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Byron Bay-based solar retailer Smart Energy says it is seeing an unprecedented surge in sales and enquiries for solar and home energy storage as consumers look to shore themselves up in uncertain times. New South Wales-based solar retailer Smart Energy has said it is witnessing a record sales quarter after an unprecedented 41% increase

Solar and batteries in demand as Coronavirus encourages shift to “self-reliance”

By |2020-03-24T16:03:36+00:00March 25th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Concerns around the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the Australian solar industry have shifted from supply to demand as manufacturers in China resume business-almost-as-usual, but the local economy braces for a major hit. In a Smart Energy Council-led webinar on Thursday morning, industry leaders talked over the impact of the COVID-19 – on

Creating Energy Independence With Solar Panels And Storage Battery Systems In The Home

By |2020-02-04T23:18:02+00:00February 9th, 2020|Battery Storage, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

When designing a house, one of the most important issues is energy efficiency. That means there needs to be the right amount of insulation in the foundation, walls and roof, energy efficient windows, and well placed on the periphery of the house. The house also should be placed on the property for optimal solar

SEG tariffs only available to import customers non-compliant, Ofgem warns

By |2020-01-28T10:13:50+00:00January 31st, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

Ofgem is in talks with suppliers to “ensure they understand their Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) obligations”, with export tariffs required to be available to all customers with eligible installs. When approached by Solar Power Portal, a spokesperson said the regulator is “in contact with the electricity suppliers to ensure that they understand their SEG

Creating Energy Independence With Solar Panels And Storage Battery Systems In The Home

By |2020-01-28T10:12:26+00:00January 29th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

When designing a house, one of the most important issues is energy efficiency. That means there needs to be the right amount of insulation in the foundation, walls and roof, energy efficient windows, and well placed on the periphery of the house. The house also should be placed on the property for optimal solar

Solar panels and renewable energy: what are the costs and rewards in 2020?

By |2020-01-20T17:35:46+00:00January 25th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Generation, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

Find out how much solar panels cost and how much could you get paid for generating renewable electricity through the Smart Export Guarantee Big energy companies have to offer tariffs to pay customers who put renewable electricity they have generated into the grid, in a scheme known as the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). But

Net zero carbon neighbourhood to be built in south Wales

By |2020-01-20T17:28:55+00:00January 24th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

One of the world’s first net zero carbon neighbourhoods will be constructed in Wales after Neath Port Talbot council approved the development of 35 homes able to generate more clean energy than they use. Development of the £8m project in Pontardawe in south Wales is expected to begin this spring. The residents of Parc

Shell updates SEG to 3.5p/kWh days after scheme’s introduction

By |2020-01-20T16:40:14+00:00January 21st, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

Shell Energy has boosted its Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff to 3.5p per kWh, two days after the scheme was introduced. The supplier initially launched its pilot tariff at 0.001p per kWh, placing it last of the suppliers and barely above the requirement that tariffs be above 0p. However, it has now upgraded that

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