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The ‘energy awareness factor’ and how it helps households save money

August 17, 2017
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For most of us, for most of our lives, electricity bills and our consumption have both been something of a black box. We know that we get a bill every 1-3 months and get charged for the electricity that we use, but we don’t generally have access to data that would provide us with the […]

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Is home solar battery storage worth it in 2017? (August update)

August 7, 2017
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Since 2015 Australians have been talking about home battery storage being on the cusp of financial viability. Are home batteries worth the investment in 2017? We’ve crunched the number for all of Australia’s capital cities to find out. This article was originally published in February 2017. It was last updated on 7 August 2017 to […]

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‘No more energy bills’ with solar? Buyer beware

April 3, 2017
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Rooftop solar panels are a fantastic investment in Australia, but be realistic in your expectations “Eliminate your energy bills!” is a phrase – sometimes used in solar sales pitches – that Australian consumers should greet with a healthy degree of scepticism. If someone is making a promise that sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly […]

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Is Tesla’s Powerwall 2 the cheapest lithium battery for homes?

November 4, 2016
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Tesla is selling second generation lithium-ion batteries at retail prices that are cheaper than the average manufacturing cost at most companies, setting a pace for the industry that is beating some of the most optimistic of price projections. According to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the Powerwall 2 just “may be the […]

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Tesla founder plans to lead global push to 100 percent renewable energy

November 2, 2016
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On Friday, in Los Angeles, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the latest elements of his plan to lead a global push to 100 per cent renewable energy: a solar roof shingle and the second generation of his home and utility scale battery storage offerings. While revealed with a lot less fanfare and a […]

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Are flow batteries the future of home energy storage? Q&A with Redflow’s Simon Hackett

October 17, 2016
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Redflow’s ZCell is one of the most is one of the most in-demand battery storage products on the Australian market; it also stands out for being one of the only ‘flow batteries‘ currently available. Solar Choice had the opportunity to catch up with Redflow CEO Simon Hackett about the role of flow batteries (and the […]

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Can your home solar batteries be recycled?

October 12, 2016

Battery storage system numbers are expected to skyrocket in Australia in the coming years. But despite their association with clean energy and as a key facilitator of renewables, the environmental-friendliness of batteries ultimately depends in large part on their ability to be broken down and recycled. We caught up with two experts to get their […]

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Installing a battery bank for a grid-connected home? Smaller is probably better

August 11, 2016
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If you are in a grid-connected home and want to get batteries for your rooftop solar system, you’re probably wondering how much capacity to have installed. Although the ultimate answer comes down to your personal preferences and goals, what about if you’re primarily after a good return on your investment? In this article we’ve endeavoured […]

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