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Solar Inverters: The essential gateway between the sun and your socket

The quest for cleaner energy has led many homeowners to solar power, a journey that begins with solar panels and ends with the electricity that powers our daily lives. The unsung hero orchestrating this transition is the solar inverter. Let’s illuminate the world of inverters and understand why they’re not just an optional extra, but the cornerstone of any solar system.

Harnessing Solar in El Niño Times: Why It’s Crucial for Australia

The effects of El Niño and how solar power could help reduce its negative effects.

ShineHub & Mitcham Council take out top honors at the Climate Council’s 2023 Cities Power Partnership Awards

Mitcham Council’s Renewables Program takes out two top awards at the Climate Council’s 2023 Cities PartnerShip Awards. Read on to find out more.

Solar panels & a battery: more affordable than you think

There are also some great upfront savings to be had that you may not be aware of that make a solar and battery system more affordable than you may think. Read on to find out the full story.

Summer – the perfect time to go solar?

Longer days, ample sunshine, increasing energy prices, and El Niño are all great reasons to consider going solar this summer. Read on to find out why.

Revolutionizing the Solar Landscape

Discover a revolutionised solar buying & ownership experience that empowers you to unlock savings on your energy bill you never thought possible.

Solar feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) are going down – what can you do?

Offset declining solar FiTs + maximise solar savings with a complete panel, battery and VPP solar solution.

Can you charge your Electric Vehicle (EV) with solar?

How much solar do you really need to charge up your EV for your daily commute? In this blog we give you the answers.

The electrification of everything, can you afford to ignore it?

The all electric home is here, and here to stay. Read about how the Electrification of Everything trend will affect us all, and the role that solar will play.

Designing your perfect solar system

Maximise your savings with an expertly designed and sized solar panel and battery system. Make sure your quote covers all the bases or risk getting a system that doesn’t stand the test of time.

Power price increases set to continue

Power prices continue to go up and are not showing any signs of slowing down. So what can you do to protect yourself from these price hikes? Solar with a battery could be just the answer you are looking for. Read on to find out what the current market situation is and how solar could play a vital role in reducing your energy bills.

Solar Battery Payback time is reducing

Solar panel and battery systems and solar battery retrofits are now more affordable than ever. The payback time is dropping significantly making the perfect time to make the switch to solar to save money on your electricity bill.

Alpha S5 vs Tesla Powerwall – who’s number 1?

Introducing the brand new Powow app

Interest free battery loans now available from solar VIC

ShineHub Virtual Power Plant payments increase!

Who is Powow?

Learn more about Powow and the Powow app.

How Batteries Work with Single and 3 -Phase Homes

Learn how to identify if your home is single or three phase, how batteries work with each, and how to select the right system for you

Australian Energy Prices Are Increasing 50%

The Australian Federal Budget has forecast energy price increases of over 50% in the coming months. Learn about what you can do to protect yourself.

Solar adds value to property: Here’s what buyers and sellers should know

Did you know that solar can add value to your property? Learn why solar panels and battery storage add value, and get tips for selling with solar.

Live in Victoria? You Can Afford A Solar Panel + Battery Package NOW

Solar power is the key to protecting your household from rising energy costs. And if you live in Victoria, the Powow PPA Plan is your ticket to reliable, affordable renewable energy for $0 upfront and instant savings.

The ShineHub Virtual Power Plant Has Offset 18 Gas Power Plants! What’s Next?

Everyday Australians are banding together to wrestle control away from the big energy companies. Together, ShineHub Community VPP members have almost doubled the active Megawatt-Hours on the VPP platform, generating enough solar power to offset 18 gas power plants. And this is just the beginning.

Electricity prices are soaring: What do we do?

AUSTRALIA’S ENERGY CRISIS – It’s plastered across the news at the moment, leaving many of us nervously awaiting our next electricity bill. So what’s causing the spike in electricity prices, and can we avoid it somehow?

Are solar batteries worth it? Here’s what you should know

Has an online blog or salesperson advised you that solar batteries ‘can’t make economic sense’? These people often have their own interests at heart, so before you settle for their overpriced solar panel system – read on.