The long weekend provided an opportunity to review 10 years of electricity bills at home to look at net usage patterns and net solar injections from our home rooftop solar system. What have we found, at this point?Read More
Personal experiences with Distributed Energy Resources
After reviewing a monthly electricity bill for 2021, Murray Hogarth of Wattwatchers discusses issues arising from ‘smart meters’ and how a lack of accurate data for electricity consumption may be misleading many consumers.
Guest author and Economist at Monash University, Gordon Leslie, shares his personal experiences since switching to a real-time retail electricity plan.
Guest author, Andrew Wilson, reviews the performance of his home solar + battery system at the one year mark after installation.
Replacement of yet another blown LED at home on the weekend prompted me to dive into some historical voltage readings (made accessible through our Solar Analytics subscription). I present some results here, and hope some knowledgeable readers can help me out with 4 Questions I pose…
There’s already been a large uptake of distributed energy generation data, and there promises to be much more to come in this energy transition. With this comes some significant challenges – along with opportunities (with respect to the electricity production itself, and also in terms of the data that’s produced). So in the interest of doing things better, here’s a detailed look at our own rooftop solar experiences at home.
The recent demise of start-up retailer, Urth Energy (suspended from the market by the AEMO on 1st February) was an unfortunate development on this path of the energy transition.
Paul McArdle is one of approximately 400,000 beneficiaries of the Queensland Government’s 44c feed-in-tariff.