INSIGHTS

Jonathan Prendergast: little thanks for embedded generation

By Jonathan Prendergast, Prendergast Projects 20 January 2014 — Embedded generation has the potential to reduce peak energy demand during heatwaves, helping to increase security and reduce the need for costly grid upgrades. Is it fair, then, that it’s being slugged with huge network charges? Read More

Is it worth getting ‘Battery Ready’ solar?

Before we get started, any solar system can get batteries added on later. This means the first ever solar system was battery ready. And you don’t need to worry too much about whether your solar will be able to have batteries added later. Read More

Is it time to get a battery for you home?

We get asked this a lot as part of the Sunny Shire Community Solar Bulk Buy. It’s a tricky question. Read More

Consumption Monitoring – How to unlock your solar potential

If you’ve participated in the Sunny Shire community solar bulk buy, you’ve probably had us recommend consumption monitoring. We’ve even had a couple of people reply ‘yeah, we get it!’! Read More

Why more gas supply won’t reduce gas prices

Since the mining of gas in the Bass Strait 50 years ago, Australia has had abundant supply of gas. The gas was used to provide heating and hot water to households and businesses, produce electricity and be used in industrial processes. Read More

Go Big: Six reasons why you should be a rooftop solar champion

Recently we got solar. After 15 years of inner city living, we finally were in the ‘burbs, with a detached house and nice roof to put some panels. Read More