Articles by Finn Peacock

How to power through a heatwave – in comfort, on 100% solar energy

Does rooftop solar really struggle in the heat? Real data from two rooftop solar systems show how they reliably soldiered on during a recent Adelaide heatwave.

What the hell is ‘The Good Solar Guide’ and why did I write it?

Two years ago, I sat down and started to write. The result is called “The Good Solar Guide: 7 steps to tiny bills for Australian homeowners” – and it was launched last week in Adelaide.

Billionaire’s gambit: Why we should accept Musk’s offer

We should embrace Musk’s offer, accept it and get cracking with building it while there is so much public enthusiasm and bipartisan support.

Battery price war sees Tesla Powerwall 2 beaten even before first deliveries

Battery storage prices are trending downward as newcomers to the Australian market follow the Tesla Powerwall 2 to lower and lower price points.

Graph of the Day – Tesla Powerwall 2 way ahead of competition on price

Today’s graph shows both versions of the Powerwall 2 are well ahead of the closest competition on price, beating its closest rivals by one third.

Australia battery storage comparison table – July update

Here’s a summary of new batteries and new energy storage systems that have been announced in Australia in June and July 2016.

Revealed: Ausgrid’s strategy to keep solar customers confused

Considering installing rooftop solar? Here’s a look at what people need to know if they want to install a system in the Ausgrid Electricity Network area.

Updated: Ranking the best battery storage options for households in Australia

More battery storage products are flooding on to the market each week. Here, we identify which brands and devices stand out on cost per kWh.

The truth about battery ready solar systems

Do you want your new solar system to be ‘battery ready’? First you have to know what that actually means.

Keep one step on the grid with Hybrid Solar

Hybrid systems are the best of both worlds: You get the guaranteed electricity supply of the grid, with the ability to store your excess solar energy for use when the sun isn’t shining.