Upgrade Your Whitegoods to Save Even More

A new Palaszczuk government appliance rebate has started this year to help Queenslanders to save anything up to $300 a year by upgrading their old, inefficient domestic appliances. The climate in Queensland means that domestic appliances like air conditioners, fridges, freezers and washing machines can account for half of the household’s electricity usage. Not earning…

Adelaide’s Produce Market to Get a Microgrid

The soon-to-be revamped South Australian Produce Market is also soon to be powered by the sun, according to a government announcement at the start of February. The facility will benefit from a massive solar and storage battery hybrid that will save the stallholders more than $500,000 a year in electricity costs. The South Australia government…

How Do Solar Panels Affect the Environment?

Often hailed as the answer to our clean energy prayers, we seldom stop to think about how solar power might affect the environment. Solar power isn’t entirely without its environmental challenges, so we need to admit to them and then rise to the task of overcoming them if we’re to achieve a genuinely clean future.…

What do KW and KWh Actually Mean?

These are terms that fox most non-electrical people when it comes to understanding solar power and a good way to tell that someone really doesn’t understand what they’re talking about is if they use the term “kilowatt/hour”. All will be revealed, however… Let’s start at the beginning, with the difference between a kW and a…

Accord Goes Full-Tesla

One of the things about the solar revolution is that there are lots of different innovations, developments and companies out there, all doing their thing. We’re particularly fond of Tesla here, though, as we admire its out-there approach to technology, as well as its can-do approach to the energy challenges we face in the next…

Do You Want Batteries with That?

Accord Electrical is delighted to announce that it’s become a Tesla installer, so you no longer have an excuse for not getting that Powerwall in! Getting your home ready Once we’ve assessed your requirements , we’ll send two of our technicians out to you to set you up with your Powerwall and perform all the…

And After All, it’s the Powerwall

You can’t have escaped word of Tesla’s Powerwall and how it’ll cut your electricity bills and make you less reliant on the grid. You might be thinking about installing it in your home, but also wondering exactly what it’s like. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about the Powerwall. It…

Small-scale Solar Had a Great October

According to the Green Energy Markets’ Renewable Energy Index, enough small-scale rooftop PV systems were installed in October to save Australian households $195 million over the next decade. It seems that consumers are rushing to go solar in order to protect their finances against the big price hikes that energy companies have treated them to…

Fancy Going Off-grid?

It’s the dream of many to live off-grid, especially with energy prices going up and set to go even further. The advent of solar batteries has made independence a lot easier – and cheaper – and so lots of households are taking the plunge. It’s not something you can do overnight, though; moving off the…