How Do You Choose the Right Off-Grid Solar Company?

How Do You Choose the Right Off-Grid Solar Company? If you’re looking into an off-grid solar system for your home or business, it can often feel like a daunting process. With so many solar companies out there – not to mention all the different brands of panels, batteries, inverters, and even backup generators – it […]

What Is An Energy Load Profile?

What Is in Energy Load Profile, and Why Is It So Important? If you’re currently living in a mains-powered home, running out of electricity probably isn’t something you lose any sleep over. Sure, using more power will lead to a higher bill – but there’s always an unlimited supply at the power point to keep […]

Life Beyond The Grid: Learn All About Home Autonomy Systems

Life Beyond The Grid: Learn All About Home Autonomy Systems Do you ever wish that you never had to suffer another blackout ever again? It almost sounds too good to be true, but for many people, this dream is quickly becoming a reality. A grid-connected solar system can significantly lower your energy bills and your […]

Powerwall now works Off-Grid

Tesla Changes the Game Once Again: Powerwall now works Off-Grid In 2010, a relatively unknown company called Tesla opened a small factory in California and started making electric cars powered by lithium batteries. Nobody paid much attention at the time, and most of the people that did said they were crazy to even try. After […]

Why Living Off-Grid Doesn’t Mean Compromising Your Lifestyle

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When some people think about an off-grid home, they picture a small house in the middle of nowhere with only the absolute basics: simple lighting, a tiny kitchen, and not a dishwasher or air conditioner in sight. But the reality is, many of today’s off-grid homes are just as comfortable and feature-packed as their mains-powered […]

The Pros and Cons of Going Off the Grid

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More than one out of every five Australian homes now have solar panels, and it’s increasing at a rate of six new solar panels every minute. It’s an incredible achievement, considering that almost all of this growth has occurred in just the last ten years. As a country, Australia is embracing solar power at a […]

Lead Acid Batteries vs Lithium Batteries: Which Are Better for Solar Storage?

Lead Acid vs Lithium batteries

What’s the Difference Between Lead Acid and Lithium? Physical Size and Weight Depth of Discharge (DOD) and Usable Energy Round-trip Efficiency Maintenance Requirements Lead Acid vs. Lithium, Head-to-Head How Can I Discover More About Solar Batteries?   If you’re considering batteries for your solar system – whether you’re connected to the grid or you want […]

Tesla Powerwall: A Revolution in Solar Battery Storage

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What Is the Tesla Powerwall? How Does the Powerwall Work? Does the Powerwall Work with All Solar Inverters? How Long Does a Powerwall Last? Can the Tesla Powerwall Be Used Off-Grid? Should I Go Off-Grid if I Already Have Mains Power? Where Can I Purchase A Tesla Powerwall?   You’d be hard-pressed to name a […]

Off Grid Action Plan

Create your own off-grid power action plan… Just as we are reminded to prepare a bushfire plan, developing a contingency plan for unexpected power outages will ensure such an unfortunate event is less stressful, and power gets restored quickly and easily. Familiarising yourself with your off-grid system is vital. You must be comfortable navigating the components in your off-grid system, including shutdown and restart […]

What’s the difference between a micro-grid and virtual power plant?

We often get asked what’s the difference between a virtual power plant and micro grid?  Often you will hear the terms being used interchangeable, but they are different… Micro-grids: A micro-grid is a miniature model of a complete grid system where you have a form of electricity generation, storage, distribution and consumption, all within clearly […]