New partnership designed to bring clarity to Aussie solar & battery buyers
Since the dawn of the solar rebate, consumers have had to navigate murky pricing and questionable marketing tactics. From businesses that lead with promises of “thousands off” when most don’t qualify for rebates, to using lesser quality materials to keep prices low, it can be a confusing process for Australians looking to move to renewable energy at home.
DC Power Co, a company made for solar households, has partnered with another Australian business – Redback Technologies – to offer a better solar and battery solution. Both companies believe home batteries are essential to energy security for Australian homes in the face of an aging energy grid. They also want Australian households to be in the driving seat of this renewable future.
Separating DC Power Co from the pack
It was important to DC Power Co to stand apart from others in the solar space in a few important ways.
- Do the hard work for the customer – The DC Power Co team has used their passion and expertise to put together the best possible packages. They’ve researched the market to find the best fit for a battery and inverter partner (with the Redback Smart Hybrid System). They have also specific Tier 1 high-efficiency panels for a variety of customer needs and budgets and have also worked with Redback Technologies to set up a qualified installer network.
- Share insight and information without the hard sell – Most people aren’t energy experts, nor do they want to be. So DC Power Co has focused on explaining everything clearly and giving people the opportunity to delve deeper should they wish, through articles, a call back (or video call back) service or handy information emails. There will be no recurring high-pressure sales calls to anyone.
- Offer competitive pricing AND pricing clarity – Those interested in the solar and battery package can visit the DC Power Co website, answer a few simple questions and get an instant pricing estimate. This estimate breaks out the cost for the battery system plus solar and installation. There are no caveats or potential rebates built in to confuse you. It will also outline your expected energy savings. The packages have been priced competitively, so you’ll get expert service and advice at a great value price.
- Include a solar battery with solar – For people to gain the most energy independence and value, it is both most cost effective – and sensible – to install a battery when you install solar. Gone are the days of huge feed in tariffs. with just panels, an average home sells around three quarters of their power back to the grid for as little as a third of the price they pay for electricity. With a battery, that same home can save up to 80 per cent on their energy bill by using their stored power later in the day. With these savings, our mid-sized system can pay for itself in just 7 years*.
DC Power Co has put together a series of packages and worked with Redback Technologies to build an experienced installer network. The Redback Smart Hybrid System is an all-in-one, modular system so it can be sized to fit your needs. Combined with quality panels, this really is an unbeatable choice for your first (and last!) renewable energy investment.
Launching in NSW first, the package will then be available to other states in coming months. The packages start at just $11,150 and feature full installation services.
How to get more information about packages in your area:
- Residents in another state looking for information on release dates
- Existing solar customers looking for battery packages.
*With a 6.6kW solar power system and a 4.8 kWh battery priced at $12,700, you could save an estimated $2034 per year. Estimated savings are based on solar generation of 1300kWh per kW per year, and using a weighted average value of that generation at 20c per kWh (combination of exports and offsetting electricity purchasing). Battery cost savings are based on a depth of discharge of 90 per cent of the battery and an assumption that the battery will be filled 90 per cent of cycles (one cycle per day). This is a so-called simple payback and does not take into account any increases in electricity prices, fluctuations in feed-in tariffs, degradation of solar panels or batteries.