Posts By SolarQuotes Founder Finn Peacock

Boost Your Tesla Powerwall Capacity with This Genius Upgrade


Tesla Powerwall owners, you’ve seen your 13.5 kWh battery hit full charge by the early arvo, right? Then, watched your excess solar slipping away into the grid, earning peanuts. It feels like you’re chucking money into the air. [Read more…]

The Best Solar Inverters In 2024: According To Aussie Installers

What are the best solar inverters in Australia in 2024?

I surveyed SolarQuotes’ network of over 500 Aussie solar installers to find out. [Read more…]

Everything You Need To Know About Buying Solar In Australia In 2024

Ready to demolish your electricity bills with solar, but feel like you’re stepping into the Wild West?

I’ve just released the 2024 edition of my plain-English video guide to solar. It has all the info you need to confidently buy solar from a great installer.

If you don’t feel like watching – here’s a summary. [Read more…]

The Best Solar Panels In 2024: According To Aussie Installers

It’s that time of the year again when I reveal the results of our annual Installers’ Choice Awards for Best Solar Panels in 2024. [Read more…]

Powerwall 3: What To Expect When It Arrives In Australia

powerwall 3 and possum

Image: Tesla (possum added). Note: This Powerwall 3 install would not be compliant in Australia. Too close to the windows and requires a fire-rated backsheet because it backs on to a habitable room.

Last week, Tesla officially put the Powerwall 3 up for sale on its US website, and released some previously unknown details about the much anticipated home battery. [Read more…]

Hanwha QCELLS To Exit Australia

qcells solar panels on an australian roof

QCELLS solar panels installed in Australia

In a significant development for the Australian solar market, solar panel and battery importer, Hanwha QCELLS Australia – who operated in the mid to high end of the market – has let the solar industry know it will be closing its business in Australia. [Read more…]

Queensland Battery Rebate: A Guide for Homeowners

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Time to buy a battery or even add a second to your QLD home?

Update 24 Apr 2024: The Battery Booster Program will end at 11:59 pm on 8 May 2024.

The QLD government has just kicked off the Battery Booster program, a straightforward Queensland battery rebate aimed at reducing the upfront cost of adding a battery to your solar power system. Here’s the no-frills breakdown. [Read more…]

Five-Minute Full Charge? The Promise Of Indium-Anode EV Batteries

tesla supercharger next to a servo

New battery tech could charge an EV in the time it takes to fill with petrol.

Researchers at Cornell University claim their new lithium battery design is capable of fully charging an EV in less than five minutes. [Read more…]

Recent Study: Are Solar Homes Truly Green Or Just Energy Hungry?

2 australian homes with large solar systems

Happy New Year from my straw-bale home in Adelaide. Now, don’t let the eco-friendly construction fool you – my place is an energy-hungry beast, and I’m the guy feeding it! With thermal mass and careful orientation, the house is a champion of efficiency, but my family’s lifestyle… well, that’s another story. [Read more…]

Catch Solar Relay in 2024: The Swiss Army Knife Of Solar

catch solar relay

I’ve been a fan of the Aussie-developed Catch Solar Relay since it was first released in late 2020. [Read more…]

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