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YOUR ROLE IN THE ENERGY CRISIS

  Fortunately, our politicians have swung into action to resolve the problem.  Unfortunately, this has mostly been by doing what they do best – blame everyone else and push their own agenda. Here is a VERY simplified explanation of what has happened so far: There is a shortage of coal due to high demand, the […]

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LOOKING GRIM: 2022-23 ELECTRICITY PRICING

In March I wrote a blog article about the price increases based on the QCA’s draft determination.  The final determination has now been released and it’s a lot worse than we first thought.  The following image is from their information booklet and shows what customers can expect from 1 July. NOTE: Actual costs will be […]

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The Pigeon Menace

This is a tale of personal experience.  I have a solar system on my roof that was installed about 12 years ago.  Over the years pigeons came and went.  I have a high set house, the roof is steep, and it has a solar reflective coating.  All of which conspires to making it a particularly […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Reducing Electricity Costs

Originally posted as 10 individual social media posts, we thought we would wrap them all up in one place. We talk to customers every day and these are things we know most people are unaware of. Have a read and give us a call to find out how we can help you manage your electricity […]

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2022/23 ELECTRICITY PRICES QCA DRAFT DETERMINATION

It’s that time of year when the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) releases its draft determination on electricity prices for regional Queensland for the upcoming financial year. And it doesn’t look great. After two consecutive years of price decreases, all tariff prices are looking at increasing this year.  For residential customers the cost increase is expected […]

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Saving Money through Power Factor Correction

Tropical Energy Solutions isn’t just a solar company.  We are an energy management company, offering a broad range of cost saving services.  Power Factor Correction is one of them. Changes to the way Ergon Energy charge customers have created an opportunity to reduce electricity costs through Power Factor Correction. In the past Ergon Energy’s large […]

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YOUR NEW YEAR’S SOLAR RESOLUTION

We have put together a solar package at a discounted price to get the new year going.  There are only 24 of these solar systems available and we expect them to be installed very quickly. Our package includes: 6.29kW of Canadian Solar panels (17 x 370W) Canadian Solar 5kW inverter Canadian Solar energy meter 5 […]

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2021: Another One Bites The Dust

We say it every year, but wow – that one went quick.  And it’s been a big year for us.  We have taken on three new staff members, increased our vehicle fleet to greatly expand our capabilities, won a $473,000 grant to install solar and battery systems in Charters Towers, and completed projects in places […]

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DO I GET A REBATE WHEN I INSTALL A SOLAR SYSTEM?

When you install a solar system that has up to 99kW of solar panels you may be eligible to receive a financial incentive through the government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES). This is variously known as the “rebate” “government incentives”, “up front discount” and “Small-scale Technology Certificate (or STC) discount”. Except for “rebate”, all of […]

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Business In Credit To The Power Lord (Newspaper Article)

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