The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-08-31T04:07:23Z Introducing Our New Look 2020-08-31T04:07:23Z introducing-our-new-look-1 Smart Energy Answers is thrilled to reveal our new look and to highlight the work put into every facet of the rebrand. The business has been rebranded to convey a more modern style we believe better reflects our identity and the evolution of the business. “Since launching and seeing our business expand, we decided it was time to update our appearance and demonstrate that we’re a company that fosters innovation,” Daniel Lanzetta, Director - Business Development at Smart Energy Answers. With the rebrand, the website has also been redesigned to improve the overall user experience. Every section of the website has been carefully redesigned to highlight our quality products and services for the residential and commercial sectors. In addition to this, the website’s new look is accompanied with great resources to help you get started on your solar journey.  “The rebrand is part of the next phase of growth across the business. We felt that it was the right time to take things to the next level, with a brand that reflects our commitment to empowering homeowners and businesses to gain energy independence,” Lanzetta says. Limited Time Offer To celebrate the launch of our rebranding, Smart Energy Answers is excited to announce that we will be offering 15% off for our home battery range for a limited time only. The offer is available from now until promotional stock lasts, one per customer only. Which solar batteries are eligible? The Tesla Powerwall is considered one of the best batteries on the market and boast large capacities as well as guaranteed durability for both residential and commercial applications. The promotional price starts at $11,878. The Sungrow PowCube 4.8 uniquely combines Samsung’s battery cell expertise to produce an innovative package. It’s positioned to be the most economical and flexible battery products on the market – especially for homes installing a new system. The promotional price starts at $3,978. For more information about this limited-time offer, contact us via email at info@smartenergyanswers.com.au or by phone on 1300 732 679. We are rebranding - Stay tuned! - Smart Energy Answers 2020-08-03T07:54:30Z we-are-rebranding-stay-tuned-smart-energy-answers Stay tuned for a fresh new look. Our vision, mission and values will not change, but our look is! We have big things coming here at Smart Energy Answers! Our team have been working hard behind-the-scenes to create something new, fresh and exciting. We feel the new brand better reflects who we are and our commitment to providing an excellent customer experience.In addition to our rebranding (new logo, new colours), we will be launching a new website. Over the next couple of weeks and months, we will be slowly transitioning from our previous look to a brand new one. You'll start to see changes to our identity system, website and social media profiles. We're so excited for the next chapter that lies ahead!As we start this process, we'd like to take some time and thank our loyal clients and associates. Without you, this would not be possible and we look forward to a successful 2020 with all of you. Thank you for being part of our community.Regards,The Smart Energy Answers Team 2020 Government Rebates & Incentives 2020-07-13T11:43:07Z 2020-government-rebates-amp-incentives The potential to save money, in the long run, is a big incentive for many people considering investing in solar. Beyond this, you could be eligible for government rebates which can contribute to the cost of purchasing a system depending on where you live and what programs are available. Once your system is installed, you can also sell the excess energy generated back to the grid and the retailer will compensate you for the power exported which is called a feed-in tariff (FiT). Solar government rebates and incentives available in Australia 1. Government Rebates National The federal government provides financial incentives for people who invest in solar and does this through Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STC). The number of STCs is based on the location and the amount of energy the system generates. Under this scheme, it can help individuals to reduce the cost of installing a system significantly. Installers generally sell the certificates on behalf of the customer and deduct the value from the installation cost. To be eligible your system must be less than 100kW in size, installed by a Clean Energy Council (CEC) accredited professional and the solar components must be approved for use in Australia by the CEC. Solar Rebates by State Some additional incentives are available at the level of states as well as territories and are applied independently from the national rebate program. Below is a summary of the solar rebates by state and other incentive programs available. State or Territory Rebates & Incentives NSW Empowering Homes Solar Battery Loan offers those in the Hunter region interest-free loans of up to $14,000 towards a PV and battery system and $9,000 towards retrofitting a battery system to an existing system. The government is trialling a new program called the Solar for low-income households which will provide 3kW solar systems to 3,000 homes. It’s available for holders of a Pensioner Concession Card or a Department of Veteran’s Affairs Gold Card. QLD The solar for rentals trial offers rebates of up to $3,500 for landlords. The system must be installed and applications submitted by 30 June 2020. The QLD government also provides interest-free loans for solar and storage.     VIC     VIC offers a Solar Homes Rebate of up to $1,888 and a Solar Battery Rebate of up to $4,838. The government is also offering Solar Hot Water Rebates of up to $1,000 and this applies for households with an income below $180,000 per year. The rebates can be combined with interest-free loans of up to $1,888 which must be paid within four years. WA WA does not offer rebates and incentives beyond the federal STC program. SA SA's Home Battery Scheme offers rebates of up to $4,000 and low-interest loans are also available. NT NT does not offer rebates and incentives beyond the federal STC program. TAS TAS does not offer rebates and incentives beyond the federal STC program. ACT ACT’s Solar for Low Income Program offers a subsidy of up to $2,500. The Next Generation Energy Storage offers a rebate of up to $825 per kW for systems up to 30kW. Reference: instylesolar.com/blog/solar-rebates/solar-rebates-2020/#2020-solar-rabates-by-state 2. Feed-In Tariffs (FiT) Another way you can save money is through a feed-in tariff (FiT). A FiT is a credit rebate that people receive for excess solar energy generated which is exported to the grid and paid by your electricity retailer. For each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy a household exports to the shared grid, you will receive a FiT between 7 to 22 cents per kWh. They are not paid out cash in hand but instead deducted from your bill. Prices will vary depending on your circumstances, the state you live in and your electricity retailer. The value of a FiT can be an important aspect to consider as it influences the economic outcome of owning a system. Make sure to shop around between retailers to determine the best available FiT rate for you. Ask your solar provider what you could expect your self-consumption to export ratio could be and what economic outcome you could achieve. Alternatively, check out www.energymadeeasy.gov.au to compare plans from energy retailers and see how much FiT you can expect. Smart Energy Answers is Australia’s leading solar solutions provider based in Sydney. We’re proud to have attained the highest accreditation level in Australia. As a CEC Approved Solar Retailer, we’re committed to helping communities gain energy independence through the latest technologies and high-quality services. To get started on your solar journey, contact us today on 1300 732 679 or via email at info@smartenergyanswers.com.au Sungrow Premium Partner – Smart Energy Answers 2020-03-24T11:59:33Z sungrow-premium-partner-smart-energy-answers Smart Energy Answers (SEA) is proud to be an authorised dealer of Sungrow inverters. The initiative will enable SEA to continue to empower households to make the transition to cleaner and more affordable energy. Our customers can also benefit from the outstanding 12-year warranty offer and have the peace of mind that they'll receive not only high-quality products but also high-quality installation services. Here we discuss the key benefits of Sungrow inverters and what makes them so unique. About Sungrow Sungrow is one of the three largest inverter manufacturers in the world. They're a leader in the research and development of solar inverters and have one of the largest dedicated R&D teams in the industry. The company has a broad portfolio range for utility-scale, commercial and residential applications. As of June 2019, Sungrow's products power installations in over 60 countries. They have also launched the world's largest inverter factory, and once fully operational, the production capacity will reach 50GW. Sungrow has an excellent reputation for service as well as quality and is one of the few inverter companies to be ranked as "100% bankable" by BloombergNEF in its latest survey. What makes Sungrow's inverters so unique? The Sungrow Diamond Inverter utilises state of the art transformerless inverter technology. Without the transformer, they are much lighter, quieter and more compact. The inverter is built to withstand Australian conditions and features a robust design made from high anti-corrosion aluminium alloy casting. It also comes with an outstanding 10-year manufacturer warranty. Sungrow's hybrid inverter, on the other hand, performs the work of a grid-tied inverter and a battery-based inverter at the same time. They're great value for money for those looking to add batteries in the future. The Sungrow inverters are also integrated with an energy management system that can monitor your household consumption. Hybrid inverters are gaining popularity as battery storage can be more cost-effective and can protect you from grid outages. SEA is looking forward to strengthening our partnership with Sungrow, and further, accelerate the growth of solar and empower people to make the switch to cleaner energy. Smart Energy Answers is Australia's leading energy solutions provider. We're Australian owned and operated with nearly a decade of experience in the solar energy field. We have completed over 3,000 residential and commercial installations, and bring together the knowledge and professionalism to deliver the highest quality energy solutions. We go above and beyond to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. Contact us today on 1300 732 679 to learn more about Sungrow and other high-performance inverters. Bundle & Save: Solar & Pool Heat Pump 2020-02-10T07:20:59Z bundle-amp-save-solar-amp-pool-heat-pump SEA is excited to announce a new special offer for customers where they can combine solar panels and a pool heating pump in one affordable, convenient and simple bundle. What does the limited time offer include? The bundle is the perfect solution for homeowners offering customers a competitively priced solution meeting the needs for those looking to go solar as well as greener solutions to heat their pool. Prices start from $9,870 for our entry-level 6kW solar PV system + 9kW Summer Eco pool heating installed by SEA. The offer is available from now until the 29th February 2020. Contact SEA on 1300 732 679 or at info@smartenergyanswers.com.au for more information about our terms and conditions. Which solar panels are eligible? SEA offers high quality and efficient solar panels from leading manufacturers. Our range of solar panel products includes the LG NeON 2, REC Solar, Seraphim and Canadian Solar. We're proud to be a CEC Approved Solar Retailer as well as certified installers of Tesla Powerwall, LG Chem and Sonnen batteries. All our products and services are subject to strict quality control to ensure our customers receive the best possible service. SEA is the number one ranked solar energy solutions provider in Australia*. We've achieved this standard through our dedication to providing energy saving solutions which benefit our customers and demonstrates our commitment to a more sustainable world. *August 2019: SolarQuotes #1 National Installer - All Time *Highest Ranked Solar Installer in Australia on ProductReview.com.au Key Features - Madimack Summer Eco Heat Pump Madimack is Australian owned and operated, providing high energy-efficient solutions for homes, offices and other commercial spaces. They offer an excellent solution for customers looking for efficient, affordable and greener alternatives to heating their pool. Madimack's pool heat pumps harvest natural heat from the air, which makes them highly eco-friendly. As they are energy efficient, the cost of running one is relatively low, especially when combined with solar.  Their Summer Eco Series is perfect for energy-conscious minds enabling you to enjoy a relaxing and regenerating swim all year round despite the absence of heat and sunshine. Built with state of the art anti-corrosion casing to last you season after season. The series includes wifi control allowing you to switch your pool temperature and timers whether you're at home or work. The models also come with an industry-leading 4 year warranty on all parts and 25 year warranty on the heat exchanger. Take advantage of the new Solar & Pool Heat Pump Bundle before the limited time offer ends. For more information, contact us on 1300 732 679 or at info@smartenergyanswers.com.au.