Contemplating installing solar? Curious to know more about your energy usage? This article explains how you can view your energy usage broken down in Hourly increments rather than just getting a "daily average" from your bill. This information is great to have if you want to find out the true pay back periods of installing solar power systems.
Learn about how North Coast Power & Water began as a BP Solar shop on the Coffs Coast in 1990 and how it has evolved over the years, there are even some PDF Downloads (with photos!) of the business as it has evolved over the years!
In March 2017 we held our first NCPW Solar, Water and Energy Trade show - It was a great success despite the weather! We've left the information up on our website in case anybody missed it! Be sure to let us know if you'd like to be invited to our next event!
“A solar hot water system should be sized to suit the home, as well as the occupants. A 22 Tube, 250L system may suit a couple – but in a 3 bedroom home and with a family on the way, it may struggle in the future! Below is a quick sizing guide to follow as a rule of thumb”.
We often get customers calling in or making enquiries about solar power and solar hot water. One of the first things we discuss with them is their electricity bill, how many kilowatt hours (kWh) per day do they use, or how much power is being used for the hot water?
What we uncovered during this process, is that more often than not, people do not understand their electricity bill - they simply pay it! As electricity prices continue to rise, we decided to create a simple guid to explain how to read and understand your electricity bill.
The easiest and cheapest way to reduce your energy usage and costs is to become more efficient within your home, but to do this you nee to be able to understand your energy bill. One of the biggest things we find is that customers have no idea how to read their energy bills, how much power they're using and what it is that's using the power! We recently wrote a post called on this very subject so you can check that out here. If you understand your bill already - read on to see what else can be done to save energy in the home.