How True Independent Private Power Grids Operate.
Daytime: Generate, Consume, Store &/or Sell Energy.
Sunset: Consume, Sell or Load-shift Energy Storage.
We say; "Plan Nothing & Succeed at Nothing", it's your future !
Rural customers are very surprised at how affordable the Equipment is for a Stand-alone "Behind the Meter" Micro Power Grid is, especially after being quoted upwards of $10'000 for each Telegraph Power pole that brings the State Grid Power too your Premises, But then you still have to pay for all the Power you consume & the rip-off monthly Connection fees, that PROSUMERS SHOULD not HAVE TO PAY !
Over 90% of our Systems are installed Off-Grid, and "Behind The Meter" using an Inverter with an Auto Generator Start function, we recommend this Single phase Silenced 4.2kW Generator or if you want a generator for more Commercial applications this Silenced 10kW Water Cooled Diesel Generator that comes in Single or Three Phase Power. These systems operate Automatically without any intervention, other than supplying Fuel to Generator during extended bad Weather.
New Rural Property Owners have the choice to Pay $10'000 per Power Pole to run the State Grid Power too there premises, but then you still having to pay for all energy you Consumed, and don't forget the $30 monthly fee to remain State Grid connected, or Go OFF-Grid & Never have to Pay for Power again!
If State Grid connected, the $30 monthly Connection Fee can be Off-set, Only if your system Generates at Least 375kWh of Additional Energy per month if getting a Feed-in-Tarrif of 8cents kWh.
We strongly believe No Customers or Prosumers should have to Pay $30 month Connection Fee !
- Our Taxes pay the Government Utility to maintain the Poles & Wires, it should be included in the Electricity Rate!
The Bureaucrats in our Energy sector literally appear to have No vision, other than securing there Segregated Superannuation Funds & Retiring after servicing just 4 years, to secure an ongoing lifetime Income for simply serving as a public servant. There is No other Public Service in the world that offers that fraudulent entrenched entitlement !
- People should ONLY be Paying for the Energy they Consume, or like in New Zealand get the Same Export & Import Rate.
- Solar & Wind Prosumers are Cleaner & Greener than any Coal Fired Generation, so should NOT have to Pay $30 Month Connection Fee !
If you are Charged $30 month Grid Connection Fee, you have to Gift 12.5kWh of there Energy per Day to just cover the "Fee to remain Connected",
It's one of the Big Retailer Cons allowed by the Self Governed Energy Regulators ! e.g. $30 month ÷ 8 cents kWh FIT = 375kWh Energy per Month =12.5kWh of Energy per Day.
The Energy Retailer Con: The Retailers sell your 375kWh Energy at say 28c kWh =$105.00 Month +$30 Connection Fee.
Making the Retailers $135 per Month from your 375kWh Energy +any further excess Energy you Export !
Solution: Purchase a small 4.2kW Silenced Generator, as that Replaces the need to remain State Grid connected, it really that simple !
Want to become ENERGY INDEPENDENT ?
You can Start by installing Two item, 1) Hybrid Battery Inverter 2) 48V 5.12kWh LiFePO4 Battery from approx. $3'800.00 +Solar Panels, as you can test your system using OFF-Peak or Generator Power to Charge your Battery and Test your Privately Owned "Behind The Meter" Micro Power Grid. That can be upgraded at any time.
A smart Investor (Prosumer) will purchase a DART System to matches there maximum Daily Energy Consumption;
- DART-4 Unit Costs *$4'650, if fitted with 550W Panels will Generate 22kWh/p Energy per Day.
- DART-6 Unit Costs *$4'800, if fitted with 550W Panels will Generate 33kWh/p Energy per Day.
- DART-8 Unit Costs *$5'450, if fitted with 550W Panels will Generate 44kWh/p Energy per Day.
If DART is fitted with 700W Panels, they will Generate substantially more Energy per Day.
Our Micro Grids Start Paying for themselves the moment the system is Operational.
Investing & Install a Behind the Meter System, consists of a DART Solar Tracking Unit, Solar Panels, 5kw OFF-Grid Inverter & One or more LiFePO4 Batteries, your System will provide FREE Energy for the next **30+ years.
SEE our other Package Deal offers.
We are Not a for Large profit business, we simply offer Dual Axis-solar Radiation Trackers (DART's) and Energy Storage!
We DON'T sell nor offer inefficient "Cave-man" Fixed Rooftop Solar Racking, we leave that for the common Solar Retailers, who will chase you for your STC's, by selling you a large over sized Solar Array.
The rest of this site is here to educate one person at a time, the intelligent ways to become Truly Energy Independent in 2~6 years, using various Energy Generation & Storage Technologies.
We recommend Installing Dual Axis Solar Trackers (DART) if you have a clear area free of shading, due to there superior Energy Generation by pointing directly at the Sun from Daybreak to Sunset, that's what Generates Superior Peak Energy for the longest period each day!
A DART Array with at lease the kWh Energy Storage matched to your Overnight Energy Consumption, instantly provides Energy Independence, where in extended Bad Weather or heavier Consumption, a small, 4.2kW auto-start Silenced Generator can be Programmed via a Hybrid Inverter to take over & Supply Power to the premises, all whilst Charging the Batteries with the Excess Energy whilst the Generator is operating, thus being Very Economical.
All the Facts, Costs & Guidelines are here to show you how !
So, SLOW DOWN, Start Reading, take time by reading this page first, we look forward to hearing from you, after you decide on the System you needs. This should be based on Consumption or Income, if you are looking to build a 100Kw Micro Power Grid, this can produce *$5'000+ Monthly Income!
Micro Power Grids that Generate, Consume, Storage & Sell there own energy, are truly energy Independent!
For Larger Micro Grids (Generators), recently Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Energy Trading is becoming a game changer in Energy Supply & Demand sector, where you can now purchase your Energy directly from the Generators, thus Cutting out the deceptive named energy Retailers!
Storing Energy & Selling any excess energy or what would normally be Unused energy at a better Rate, is the Secret-Key to energy independence, whilst earning additional Income.
With the disgusting expensive Australian Retail Energy rates, it is Not surprising that in 2019 Australia became the world leader in the uptake of Solar!
We consider that stemmed from the unconscionable price increases forced upon energy Consumers after the State Electricity Commission announced it planned to retire the Hazelwood power station by 2005, BUT instead the year it was to be closed, the Victorian government privatised it and extended its life until 2030, under the condition that the plant became more efficient.
However, in the following years while Coal prices were dropping, energy rates kept on rising, were Australia now has the dearest energy rates in the developed world!
See what Energy companies are actually Australian Owned.
Since the announcement of Hazelwood Power station closure, the "ACCC" & the self governed "Energy Regulator" were caught sitting on there hands, underpinned by weak regulatory control by State Electricity Commission, allowing AGL, Origin & Australian Energy to gain market domination and increase the Energy rate to where they are today!
However, don't despair, as Solar energy provides the quickest, cheapest & most reliable way to replace your total energy consumption, the final step to Total energy independence is storing your excess (un-used) daytime energy in Batteries, that in turn will carry you through from Sunset to Sunrise each day!
If you want to make an even bigger mark on Climate change, then invest in a Bio-Gas Digester, the Commercial Digesters are becoming a serous player in energy market, where the Residential Bio-Digesters produce Free Bio-Gas from Sewerage & any organic material, BioGas can be used to operate a Generator to power a premises, commonly small domestic bio-gas digester’s are mainly used for Cooking, Area Heating & Lighting, where larger Commercial digester’s are used to Generate Power.
So, What does it take to become Energy Independent ?
- Generate more Energy from Solar, Wind, Aqua or Gen-set, than your Consumption!
- Energy Storage for at Least the kWh of energy you Consume between Sunset to Sunrise!
It's That simple !
If you have existing Solar system, adding enough Energy storage will Blackout proof your premises.
Now go get your Power Bill and enter your charges into one of these Investment Calculators, they will show you the an approximate time & cost to become energy independent, and from that point onwards, it will be all savings!
Please Note: We do NOT supply Roof-top solar Racking, we are one of the very few offering Dual Axis-solar Radiation Tracking units (DART), Radiation Tracking is superior at Generating energy than any other solar Racking type, a small DART-4 tracker (4 panel unit) can Generate over 20kWh/p Energy per-day when fitted with 4x 500W (2kW) solar panels!
Remember: A Micro Grid without energy storage, leaves people enslaved to paying the full retail rate, of some 300% more than the feed-in-rebate when importing Power back from the state utility grid overnight & during daylight hours, in all cases having enough stored energy to get you from Sunset to Sunrise, provides Total Energy Independent!
To become Free of the over inflated energy rates the deceptively named Electricity Retailer's charge, read "Making Power Independence Easier to Understand".
If you already have a Solar array this special calculator will show you the break-even investment time to pay off Batteries in power savings, commonly under Three years, all done by self consuming the Energy you Generate (off-grid people know this), and don't get stitched up by the deceptive electricity retailer rates.
From an investment point, it's that simple !
Food for Thought:
Have you ever made money on a $15'000~$25'000 Vehicle purchase ? Usually Not !
Well in 95% of cases an investment/loan put towards the purchase of a Stand alone "Behind the Meter" Solar & Batteries "Micro Power Grid", the ROI will be 3~5 Years, self-funded on power savings, with an Off-Grid System you save Not having to Pay the $30 month ($360year) to have State Grid Wires running too your premises.
A modern Silenced Generator with a Starter motor, provides Power Security (as long as you have Fuel), Off-Griders commonly say they only use One or Two Jerry Cans of Fuel a Year ...then there is also Wind Turbines from 500W ~ 25kW, Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT) are Superior and available.
After the break-even point, the FREE Power savings will continue for decades, ...where will your vehicle be in 5 years ! ......most-likely Electric !
To see how long it will take to repay your investment;
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The rest of the information on this site explains how to become unchained from the deceptive electricity Retailers & become truly power independent.
REMEMBER: Solar +Batteries +Hybrid Inverter = Power FREEDOM !
(*) Approximate, will vary depending on location of Dual Axis Tracker, Battery size and final equipment purchased, based on Exchange Rate of $0.75.
(**) Approximate, based on Solar panels lasting 30+years, =Energy storage technology life and Catastrophic equipment failures from Storm etc.
(#) Approximate, will vary depending of location and at cost Freight charges.