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Solar PPAs: A Call for Change

By Tim Johnson on Oct 13, 2020 8:11:31 AM

Many businesses across Australia have heard the call for clean energy and made the switch to solar. Not only does it provide cost savings, it’s a good hedge against increases in energy prices, and it shows a serious intention to do something about climate change.
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9 Reasons to Switch Your Business to Rooftop Solar

By Tim Johnson on Oct 7, 2020 5:31:39 PM

            1. IT'S CHEAPER

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Commercial Solar Power Purchase Agreements: What You Need to Know

By Tim Johnson on Aug 17, 2020 4:31:38 PM

More and more businesses across Australia are discovering they can access low cost solar electricity with zero investment via power purchase agreements. So we’ve been getting a lot of questions about how this model works and whether it will work for all businesses.

As a leading rooftop solar PPA provider in Australia, we have put together everything a business owner needs to know about rooftop solar power purchase agreements.
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Solar Solutions: What Are the Health & Environmental Benefits of Going Solar?

By Tim Johnson on Jul 31, 2020 9:52:01 AM

Many businesses and homeowners in Australia are choosing to go solar at a faster rate than ever before in Australia, with the choice becoming even more popular due to the introduction of power purchase agreements.

In Australia there are now a number of different options which helps businesses and individuals go solar without having to put any upfront investment.
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Power Purchase Agreements vs Buying Solar Panels

By Tim Johnson on Jun 19, 2020 2:08:34 PM

Can power purchase agreements (PPAs) for rooftop solar decrease Australia’s reliance on fossil fuels?

With the increasing popularity of solar energy, many individuals and businesses are weighing their options: invest in solar panels and get access to cheaper, cleaner energy - or keep using the grid to avoid the upfront investment involved with buying solar.

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How your business can go solar without spending any money.

By Tim Johnson on Feb 18, 2020 10:15:54 PM

It's no secret, solar is cheaper.

Everyone has heard the news: solar electricity is now cheaper. 

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How new models are disrupting commercial solar - Alan Kohler interview

By Tim Johnson on Feb 11, 2020 9:13:58 PM

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How can electricity have a negative price?

By Tim Johnson on Sep 26, 2019 4:35:46 PM


I recently read in RenewEconomy about wholesale electricity prices going negative in Australia. I didn't understand it, so I investigated.

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