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The latest renewable news in the Newcastle and Hunter region covering all Solar, Battery Storage, EV Charging, and Electrical. Stay in touch with the latest in sustainability.


Why your Electricity Bills are still High, even with Solar?⚡

Solar owners may be experiencing higher energy costs than expected. Why are you still being charged for grid consumption with solar? Why is your bill still high?


On-Peak vs. Off-Peak Electricity⚡The best Time to use Energy?

Peak and Off-Peak periods are when the grid electrical demand is high or low. Off-peak is cheaper than On-peak electricity. When does the on-peak period start?


When to Replace or Upgrade your Solar Panels?⚡Australia

So your solar panels are getting old. You're not sure whether to replace them or upgrade, how do you know when it's time? When should you replace your solar?


Single vs. Three Phase Power⚡What about 2-Phase Power?

What's the difference between single and three phase power? In its simplest, a 'phase' is how an electrical load is distributed. 3 phase is higher capacity.


Cleaning/Maintaining Your Solar Panels☀️Complete Guide 2024

You own solar panels and would like to clean them. How do you clean and maintain your solar panels? Here are the Do's and Don't's on cleaning panels.


How to know if a Solar Installer is Legit⚡Green Flags in 2024

In the world of hundreds of solar installers in NSW, how do you choose the right solar installer? What are things to look out for when deciding? Let's find out.


How Solar Panels are Installed⚡Step-by-Step Installation Guide

How are solar panels installed? Learn the solar installation step-by-step process and easily understand each step of installation a solar system in Australia.


The Ultimate Guide for Solar Rebates/Schemes⚡2024 Australia

Explore all the solar panel rebates and schemes that are available for 2024, and take advantage of them on your next solar panel installation and save!


Are Solar Panels worth the Investment in 2024?⚡Newcastle

Is solar worth the switch in 2024? We believe so. 2024 holds many opportunities for properties to be powered by solar and to be reliant on sustainable energy.


How do Batteries & Capacitors Work?🔋Energy Storage

How do solar batteries work? Some might believe that they use magic, but let's walk through how they work in simple terms to help you better understand battery storage.


Should Businesses Invest in Solar Batteries?⚡Newcastle 2024

Amongst the trend of solar and battery uptake, businesses look to invest in solar battery storage, but it is worth the investment? Should all companies invest?


Why 2024 is the Best Time to Invest in Solar⚡Time's Ticking!

Now is the best time to invest in solar panels.. here are 4 reasons why Australians should invest in solar energy before it's time runs out. for 2024.


The National Electricity Market💡What is it?

The NEM or otherwise known as the National Electricity Market, looks after interconnecting the 5 states, as it is difficult to store and distribute electricity.


Solar for Farms🌿Producing Food & Energy in Australia

Agrivoltaics, also known as solar farming, is a concept that combines agriculture and solar energy production to allow for both food and energy production.


Virtual Power Plants in Australia?🔋VPP's Explained 2024

Virtual Power Plants are starting to become popular in Australia with properties earning with their solar and battery systems. What are VPP's? How do they work?


Could VPP's fix Australia's Energy Crisis?🔋

Australia has the most rooftop solar in the world, but we're still in an energy crisis with electricity prices going through the roof. What are we missing? VPPs.


Hot Water Systems & Heat Pumps⚡High Energy Bills?

The energy required to heat hot water is quite high and for most Australian households. Here are some strategies on how to save on your hot water heating bill.


Preparing Your Home for an Electric Vehicle Charger🔌

If you've just bought or a looking into an electric vehicle, chances are that you're interested in getting an EV Charger, but how do you prepare your home for one?


A Solar Battery Rebate for Australia?⚡Will There Be One?

As Home Solar Batteries become increasingly popular, it's only a matter of time until the Government releases a rebate scheme for solar battery storage like we saw with solar, but when?


Tesla Powerwall 3 vs. Powerwall 2🔋The Key Differences | 2023

With the recent announcement of the Powerwall 3, let's go through some of the primary differences between the Tesla Powerwall 2 vs. the Powerwall 3 and how it will affect installations.


MyEnergi Zappi vs. Fronius Wattpilot | Solar EV Chargers

What's the best Solar EV Charger? Zappi or the Wattpilot? We have put together a side-by-side comparison, including the pro’s and con’s for both EV chargers.


Tesla Powerwall 3 Confirmed. Here's what we know so far..

After years of rumours, Tesla have announced the Tesla Powerwall 3 on their website. Here's what we know about the price, release date and availability in Australia so far.


Solar is Exploding in Popularity in Newcastle, Why?

Rising energy costs have made many Newcastle homeowners begin to wonder whether solar is worth the investment, and if solar energy will make a difference.


Vehicle to Grid in Australia?⚡V2G & V2H Explained🔌

Vehicle to Grid (V2G), Vehicle to Home (V2H), and Vehicle to Load (V2L) all involve bidirectional flow of energy between electric vehicles, homes and the grid.


Solar: Have I Missed the Boat? Too Late in 2023?

As the popularity of solar energy has exploded in the past decade, you might wonder if it is too late to invest in solar power, and feel like you've missed the boat. Well, is it worth it investing in Solar in 2023? Here's what we think..


A Fun Day at the EV Open day at Lake Macquarie

Our team attended the Electric Vehicle open day in Lake Macquarie hosted by Lake Macquarie City Council, and what a day! From all the fun events, to the informative aspects, everyone definitely got something out of the day.


Is Off-Grid Solar Worth it?⚡Off-Grid vs. On-Grid Energy

With the constant rise in energy costs, owners are considering going off-grid solar and battery, but is it worth it? Let's have a look.


Wholesome Moment Between an Installer & His Old School

Last week's installation was a real "back to the future" moment for one of our installers, Llayton, who couldn't help but have a few flashbacks as he revisited his old stomping ground. 👀


Elite Power Group appoints Dan Hansen as General Manager

Elite Power Group is proud to announce the appointment of Dan Hansen as its new General Manager. Dan brings 27 years of experience in the electricity industry and a wealth of knowledge.


Fronius Wattpilot Unboxing: Ready For The Future?

If you're an electric vehicle enthusiast, then you'll want to check out this unboxing of the Fronius Wattpilot Electric Vehicle Charger. This charger is designed to charge electric vehicles quickly and efficiently, so you can hit the road.


The Benefits of Solar Battery Storage: Take Advantage of Your Solar⚡

Solar energy is a renewable source of energy that is becoming increasingly popular. One of the benefits of solar energy is that it can be stored in batteries for later use. This allows homeowners to reduce their energy bills by using stored solar energy during peak times when electricity rates are higher. Here's a closer look at the benefits of solar battery storage..


How Artificial Intelligence Might Change the Solar Industry🧠☀️

Explore how artificial intelligence relates to the renewable energy industry and how it may change the way we produce, store, and distribute energy in Australia.


How to Choose the Right Solar Installer / Electrician

Installing solar panels can be a complex process that requires the expertise of qualified professionals. In this article, we will discuss how to choose the right solar installers and electricians to ensure a safe and efficient solar panel installation.


Ocular IQ Unboxing - What's inside?

We got the opportunity to unbox the Ocular IQ EV Charger! Here's what was inside..


AC vs. DC: What's the Difference?

What is the difference between AC and DC? AC is the energy source your home can use, where DC is the form of energy where is typically stored in batteries.


Our Most Remote Installation Yet

This was one of our most remote installations yet....
We are very proud of our team and the work we do.
In particular, thanks to the team from School
Infrastructure NSW for letting us be involved in this
project. 


Why Batteries?

Everyone today who follows our quest for a rapidly electrified planet seems fascinated by batteries and what part they can play in the orchestra of renewable energy. Here's where Batteries play a part.


Huge Nuclear Fusion Milestone in the US

After many decades of nuclear fusion research, US scientists have taken a huge leap in harnessing fusion, which is a massive step forward in the direction of producing unlimited clean energy for our future.


After Delays, Tesla Announces their New Electric Semi-Truck

Tesla has once again dropped a bomb in the vehicle industry with a feature-rich Tesla Semi Truck. The Vehicle after many delays has finally been officially announced since the initial reveal in 2017.


Power Vs. Energy - What's the Difference?

Today, with so much interest in electricity, whether it be via household solar systems or more recently electric vehicles (EV's), the confusion between power and energy, is understandable. Here, hopefully, we can sort out the confusion.