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Latest Australian Solar Battery News.

Benefits of adding batteries to an existing solar system and signing up with Amber Electric

Solar power is an excellent way to save money on your energy bills while also reducing your carbon footprint. One of the challenges of solar power, however, is that it is an intermittent energy source. This means that it is only available when the sun is shining. Fortunately, you can use batteries to store solar power and use it when it is needed, day or night. Here are some of the benefits of [...]

Benefits of ‘Flexible Export Limits’ for solar systems.

Solar energy has become an increasingly popular source of renewable energy. As more people are turning to solar power to generate electricity, it is essential to have flexible export limits for solar systems. In this blog, we will discuss what flexible export limits are and why they are important for solar systems. What are flexible export limits? Flexible export limits refer to the ability of solar systems to adjust the amount of electricity [...]

AEMC – Turning point for incentives to invest in residential batteries

In October 2022, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) published an article on their website called:  Turning point for incentives to invest in residential batteries. https://www.aemc.gov.au/turning-point-incentives-invest-residential-batteries In the piece they state that with the following trends in the energy markets are creating greater incentives for consumers to store and use their own energy using residential batteries: Falling price of feed-in-tariffs. Implementation of export charges during peak solar production times of the day. Increase [...]

Benefits of installing batteries to your existing home solar system

As more and more homeowners switch to solar energy, many are considering adding battery storage to their existing solar systems. While the payback period can sometimes be a determining factor in deciding whether to install a battery system, there are many other benefits to consider such the following: 1. Energy Independence One of the biggest benefits of having a solar battery system is energy independence. With a battery system in place, you can [...]

5 top reasons to replace lead-acid batteries with lithium batteries for your caravan or RV

1. Weight Reduction With the relevant state police forces cracking down on overweight camper trailers, many owners are now looking to strip out weight from their RV vehicles so they are within the legal weight limits by replacing their lead-acid batteries with Lithium Ion Phosphate - (LiFePO4) batteries which are about 25% of the weight and volume of traditional lead-acid batteries, and about 70% of the weight of AGM batteries. This means that [...]

CommBank announces Green Loan to help it’s customers purchase renewable technology.

Commonwealth Bank has announced a new CommBank Green Loan, which will make it easier for CommBank home loan customers to purchase and install renewable technology. By partnering with customers, CommBank is helping to contribute to a sustainable future. The bank’s Group Executive Angus Sullivan said: “As part of our commitment to the responsible global transition to net zero emissions by 2050, we’re supporting our customers access renewable energy through sustainable housing solutions. “The [...]

Victoria’s Solar Battery Scheme expands statewide and provides 17,500 solar battery rebates over next 3 years

On the 17th November 2020, Victoria’s Minister for Solar Homes, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced that the Victorian Government will invest $797 million to support Victorians with their power bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes, including 17,500 solar battery rebates state wide over the next 3 years. "The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver the biggest household energy efficiency package in any state’s history, creating thousands of jobs, while also reducing greenhouse gas [...]

Why Dyness? Comparison Chart

Recommended Retail Price per kWh including inverter Dyness $766 Tesla     $1090 Dyness batteries consistently out perform the competition. Manufacturer Dyness LG Chem Tesla Sonnen Model Powerbox RESU Series Powerwall 2 Sonnenbattterie hybrid Type Lithium Battery System 48V Lithium Battery System 48V AC Lithium Battery System Lithium Battery System 48V Dimensions 928 (H) 555 (W) 210 (D)  483 (H) 452 (W) 227 (D) (9.8 kWh) 1150 (H) 755 (W) [...]

What size battery do I need?

How to determine the amount of solar battery storage for your home? Easy, get your most recent winter bill and see how much solar power you exported. This usually shown on your bill as ‘solar exports’ or ‘feed-in value’ and expressed in kWh. Divide this number by the number of days in that billing period, which gives your final value. The final value is the amount you exported to the grid i.e. did not [...]

Arrange your own installer

By purchasing the solar battery package from us as you will save a considerable amount of money as you will be buying directly from the importer, however you will need to arrange your own installer.  We are happy to recommend our preferred installers listed below for their respective regions, as they have been trained by both the Dyness and Lux Power factory technical teams in China and hence are very competent with our [...]

Energy Australia urges federal government to focus on batteries.

Energy Australia says that the best way for the federal government to invest in the future of the power market and help economic recovery from COVID-10 is by subsidising battery installations. Head of consumer markets Mark Collette has made calls for a greater focus on accelerating the national transition to renewables to keep up with the recent rooftop solar panels boom by installing household and commercial batteries, to store excess energy created during [...]

Supporting Home Builders

There is an increased focus from home buyers on energy efficiency and sustainability features in their homes.  The main drivers for this increased focus could be social awareness, financial benefits, energy independence and more. There is a growing demand from new home buyers in Australia for the new home building industry to offer lower emission homes with lower ongoing energy costs.  This is driving the expectation that new homes built in Australia be [...]

Get a battery for your RV

There is a growing trend in the Recreational Vehicle (RV) market (ie caravans, motorhomes, campervans and camper trailers) to replace the traditional lead-acid batteries with new lithium batteries (Lithium Ion Phosphate - LiFePO4). There are several reasons for this: Weight Reduction - with the relevant state police forces cracking down on overweight camper trailers, many owners are now looking to strip out weight from their RV vehicles so they are within the legal [...]

NSW Gov’s Empowering Homes solar + battery program is finally underway.

After a delayed start, the NSW Government finally announced on the 28th of Feb 2020 the Empowering Homes program, which was the result of a commitment that the Berejiklian Government made in the run up to the NSW State election in March 2019. It was announced in June 2019 that the first systems would be installed during the 2019/2020 summer under the scheme, however delays have resulted in the scheme being announced in [...]

Victoria’s Solar Battery Scheme expands to 247 postcodes

On 7th March 2020, Victoria’s Minister for Solar Homes, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced that the solar battery rebate has been expanded to include 247 eligible postcodes. The rebate is aimed at providing eligible households which already have solar systems of 5kW or more with a rebate of up to $4,838 towards installing battery storage at their homes. Over 70% of the additional new 143 postcodes are in regional centres such as Bendigo, Shepparton, Wangaratta, [...]

South Australia Home Battery Scheme changes = big benefits to new home buyers

Changes announced in January 2020 by the SA government to their Home Battery Scheme, means that the scheme will now be open to new home buyers and new builds. Previously, the Home Battery Scheme required the batteries to be installed within a 6-month window, which did not allow enough time to build a new home.  However, the window has now been extended to 12 months, meaning that developers can now receive the Home [...]

Discounted Green home loans for energy efficient homes.

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has launched a new Green Home Loan program. This Green Home Loan is for borrowers who build or buy a home that has a minimum 7-star NatHERS energy rating. This is the first home loan to use home energy efficiency rating as a criteria for eligibility. Bank Australia is the first Australian bank to offer the scheme funded by the CEFC, which offers 0.4 per cent discount [...]

Energy Efficient Features can add up to 10% to the value of your home.

A study undertaken by the Sustainable Building Research Centre at the University of Wollongong has shown that homes built with a higher energy efficiency rating can bring increased capital gains and higher sales figures of up to 10% more. The Nationwide Housing Energy Ratings Scheme (NatHERS) rates the energy efficiency of homes based on their design and energy-saving features such as solar panels, batteries, insulation, double glazed windows, draught sealing, efficient heating, and [...]

Are solar batteries cost effective? The verdict is in!

There’s a lot of noise around about whether it makes financial sense to install home batteries or not. Many installers are discouraging customers from installing batteries, even though consumer interest in self-storage has increased dramatically over the last year. The Pfitzner family from the Sydney suburb of Kellyville Ridge was the first home in the world to have a Tesla Powerwall (6.4 kWh) battery installed four years ago, and there was much conjecture [...]

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