News2020-12-03T01:39:51+00:00

Latest Australian Solar Battery News.

Solar Energy Warehouse Supporting Tongan Communities

Solar Energy Warehouse is proud to announce that we are entering into a strategic partnership with Mr. Manoa S Tangi (Steve) from Solar Energy Tonga to provide affordable power solutions to the Tongan community via the Solar Power Systems initiative. Tonga has a population of approx. 106,000 and the Tongan Government has a plan to have all residential electricity users off-grid by 2030. Solar Energy Tonga was established to ensure the local population are [...]

Dyness Vs Pylontech Comparison

Vs The closest directly comparable energy storage system product to Dyness is Pylontech in terms of modular and expandable system design, and overall flexibility of the system. Pylontech has a growing reputation in Australia as being a very good quality, reliable, and value for money brand, with ever increasing sales volumes. Dyness is a not a very widely known brand around Australia, [...]

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

Wholesale Price per kWh including inverter Dyness $756 Tesla     $1000 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) 155 [...]

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 the Solar Industry

There are currently over 2.3 million homes in Australia which have rooftop solar PV systems, and it is projected that there will be at least another million homes to have rooftop solar installed over the next four years. In contrast, there has been a small proportion of homes who have installed battery storage systems with their rooftop solar. Currently, one in eight new solar systems installed included batteries. Industry reports issued in 2017 [...]

Supporting the Home Building and Property Development Industry

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 [...]

Supporting the Recreational Vehicle Industry

There is a growing trend in the Recreational Vehicle (RV) market (ie caravans, motorhomes, campervans & 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 [...]

Supporting the Telecommunications Industry

Company directors, George Drougas and Nestor Diaz founded Solar Energy Warehouse in November 2019, after 12 months of in-depth research and planning. They both came from a telecommunications infrastructure deployment background and have worked in the Australian Telecommunications industry for a combined period of over 50 years.  Solar Energy Warehouse has an extensive network of connections with most telecommunications carriers in Australia i.e. Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, TPG and NBN, plus numerous vendor companies [...]

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 [...]