There are two major components of a solar power system – the solar panels and the inverter.
The solar panels absorb the sunlight and turn it into energy – but not the kind of energy you need.
That’s because it’s DC, or direct current.
To convert the panels’ power to AC, or alternating current, for use in your premises, a device called an inverter is deployed. It’s a box that’s installed...Read More
You’ve probably heard them all – solar panels, solar PV, solar power system, even solar power station! But what do they all mean?
They’re all essentially the same thing – sheets of glass and silicon that absorb up sunlight and produce electricity.
PV simply means photovoltaic. Similar to photosynthesis, it means sunlight energy.
Click here to see the other major components of solar...Read More
The future of power prices is looking bleak.
We all want them to come down, but there’s one major thing standing in their way – policy risk.
In essence, there’s a lack of coordinated and intelligent government policy across the national energy market. With good policy, risk reduces and so prices reduce. But it looks like we’re a long way from consensus at the present time, let alone...Read More
Solomon’s Flooring has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Snowater.
The store’s owner, Michael, was keen to ensure Solomon’s was better off under the deal. His view was that energy prices will continue to increase, so it made good business sense to lock in a long-term discounted energy price with Snowater.
Solomon’s will be improving their CO2 position by over 65%, the...Read More
Local musicians Vance Joy, Peking Duk, Regurgitator, Jack River and Midnight Oil have banded together to set up a solar financing fund and offer a 5% interest rate.
Since the RBA dropped the cash rate to 1.25%, you can bet your savings account is earning you a hair short of nothing.
The 5% return may look enticing and , after all, you’re supporting a good cause.
But first, think...Read More
Ask yourself – do you have a business unit that can get you a 20% bottom-line return from?
If you can’t think of one, there may be an opportunity to get there with a Snowater Power System.
Nowadays, your profits aren’t doing you any good in your savings account and haven’t been for some time – especially now the RBA has cut its rate to 1.25%.
Smart business...Read More
Let’s look at cost reduction from a different angle – the top line instead of the bottom line. We’ve spoken with business owners who saw a $20,000 cost reduction in year 1, but they still hesitated.
That is, until we switched up how to think about cost reduction.
First, some maths
To understand the impact of a bottom line cost reduction on your top line revenue, all...Read More
On 15 March 2019, young people all across Australia and the world will be advocating for policy makers and business leaders to make active change as part of the School Strike 4 Climate rallies.
They are concerned that not enough action is being taken in regard to climate change. But what can we do? There are a few simple things we can do to use renewable energy, even without having...Read More
Under the Networks Charges section on your bill, up to half of your energy cost might be demand charges, measured in either kVa or kW.
What are these charges?
networks want you to pay for anything they can measure.
One of those things is the maximum
amount of energy you draw from the grid at any particular moment.
Your highest demand could be at
midday in...Read More