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Unlock Up to $1000 in Savings with the South Australian VPP REPS Rebate – Here’s How!^

The Powow Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) – a game changing way to buy solar and a battery

What is a Power Purchase Agreement and why is it a good way to pay for a solar and battery system?

The Essential Guide to the art of Solar Panel Maintenance: Keeping It Clean and Critter-Free

Proper solar panel maintenance is key to ensure your panels continued efficiency and longevity.

VPP cash rebate available through the South Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme

We’re excited to announce that ShineHub Customers who join our Virtual Power Plant^ are now able to claim the South Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme VPP cash rebate.

Optimizing solar system performance, the question of shading

When considering a solar system for your home, one key factor that can throw a spanner in the works when making a decision on whether to go ahead with your solar project is shading. 

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

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 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.