The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) has launched Australia’s first free, comprehensive and independent solar and battery advice service.
The online service, at www.ata.org.au/ata-solar-advice, gives people
looking to buy a rooftop solar and/or battery system guidance on the right size for them, along with expected energy bill savings and payback times.
The advice is based on where they live, their energy consumption,
electricity tariff and budget. It is also presented now, and into the future.
Damien Moyse, the ATA’s policy and research manager, said the service was the only one of its kind in Australia.
“When it comes to solar, one of the hardest decision for households is what size system they should get. This is even more complex when it comes to batteries,” Mr Moyse said.
“This type of advice is not provided accurately by solar installers and should be obtained before seeking the usual three quotes.
“Electricity prices are continuing to rise and are unlikely to fall back to their previous levels in the next decade. Having solar not only saves you money, it’s good for the environment.”
Mr Moyse said now was an ideal time to be looking at installing a rooftop solar system and battery prices were coming down.
“Summer is the solar season – it’s prime time for this kind of technology – and we hope to be helping as many people as we can through our free solar advice service.”
Click here to use the ATA’s free online solar advice service.