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Small-Scale Technology Certificates

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 Small-scale Technology Certificates To encourage individuals and businesses to use and invest in renewable sources of energy, there are government incentives and rebates available for solar. One of these is the Small-scale Technology Certificate, or more commonly known as STCs. How They Work When purchasing a solar system consumers may be eligible for these STCs, with the amount they receive varying dependant on factors such as their geographical location, installation date, size of system, and the current trading price on the STC market. Similar to most stock markets, the trading price of STCs can fluctuate according to supply and demand, meaning the prices read more…

Beat Winter Bill Panic

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 Beat Winter Bill Panic Winter is here, and unfortunately, that can often mean that our electricity bill is soon to arrive, and if we have been feeling the cold and pumping the heater, then it is not going to be one we look forward to. But before crisis mode is enabled, and we start planning how we will live without a heater for the years to follow, lets look at some simple ways we could potentially reduce our energy usage- and in turn, avoid that Winter bill panic. Rug Up Leave those layers on when you get indoors! By keeping your jumper, or read more…

Will I Have Power if the Grid Goes Down?

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 Will I Have Power if the Grid Goes Down? When installing an energy storage system, unless specifically wired for off-grid capabilities, your system is still grid tied. This means that although you now have an energy storage system that can store your excess energy, you are still able to draw needed electricity from the grid. For many home owners this is important, as their battery is not capable of providing enough to sustain their house-hold over several days of bad weather, or for their high power usage habits. As such, being grid tied allows these users the freedom of still accessing read more…

Has the Solar Rebate Ended

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 A Clarification On The Solar Rebate Ending In the famous words of Douglas Adams, we would like to tell all of our readers: Don’t Panic. Over the last few weeks, it would seem that many of you have been bombarded with late night calls, and unwarranted emails advising that you need to rush out and buy solar right now, or else you will not be eligible for any solar rebate in the ACT. This is understandably confusing, so we thought we would try to clear a little of it up and stop the state wide panic before we all forget our towels. Is the Solar Rebate Ending? read more…