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…

Do You Need an Energy Audit?

You may have already reduced your electricity usage already by switching to LED lights, raising the thermostat on your aircon and using a slow cooker to make your Sunday roasts. This is all great, but there will almost certainly be some ways in which your household is using too much energy. An energy audit, also…

Making Your Aircon Cheaper

Summer is in full swing now, and so is your air-conditioning, in all its expensive glory. You can’t do without it, really, so you’ll just have to make it work smarter if you want to avoid a chillingly (sorry, not sorry) high bill. Bring the temperature up a degree or two Each degree under 25C…

Batteries Included?

For quite a few years now, people have found the idea of solar power great; it’s free, for a start and it’s also clean. However, once the sun has gone down, you’re back to siphoning energy from the grid because there’s been no real way to store the energy generated by your panels. Until recently,…

It’s the Right Time to Go Solar!

Realistically speaking, it’s always the right time to go solar as a 1.5kW system saves around 2.2 tonnes of CO2 each year, so the sooner you get going, the better it is for the planet. There are many other benefits to installing a PV array and this is especially so now; here’s why: Installing solar…

Why is solar is a solid investment

In Queensland you can expect to get a minimum of 14c-17c per kWh for the exported power after new government changes to the feed in terrif while you buy additional power at between 12c (off peak) and 25c (peak – when you need it). Solar systems are much cheaper to buy now than they were in the high…

Accord is Delighted to Introduce Enphase

Accord Electrical is pleased to announce that it’s now offering the Enphase micro-inverter and battery system to its customers, residential and commercial. Enphase Energy has in recent years become a world leader when it comes to generating clean energy, as well as energy storage and management in a user-friendly, innovative and efficient platform. The company…