What is a Power Purchase Agreement?

The provider that you enter into the agreement with owns and maintains the solar system that is installed at your property; and you agree to purchase the power generated by the system at a set price per kWh. The purchase price of the generated electricity is typically lower than what you would otherwise pay to… Read more

What is a VPP?

A VPP stands for Virtual Power Plant. A VPP is created by a network of homes with solar panels and battery storage systems all working in unison to help stabilize the grid, as required. This means that your battery will work slightly differently to if it was under individual operation; however optimisation software ensure will… Read more

What are the maintenance requirements for a solar system?

The Clean Energy Council recommends regular maintenance to ensure your system stays in peak condition, delivering the best return on your investment. An annual maintenance service and clean will ensure your inverter and panels are working efficiently.

What are Small Technology Certificates?

Small Technology Certificates (STCs) were initiated on 1st January 2011, replacing the old Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). They are an electronic form of currency initiated by the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000. Owners of solar systems are eligible to receive STCs, which can then be sold for cash. Suntrix offer to purchase your STCs when… Read more

What is a Feed-in Tariff?

A Feed-in Tariff (FiT) is what electricity retailers pay you for any excess solar energy you don’t self consume that gets fed back to the grid. The rate varies from state to state, and retailers keen to get a competitive advantage will often offer an amount above that is legislated.

How to choose a solar retailer

5 simple steps to choosing a solar retailer

According to a recent report on 9 News Adelaide, there has been a rise in the number of unscrupulous solar retailers looking to make a fast buck and leaving customers high and dry when they go out of business. With high electricity prices and some great government incentives, it has never been a better time… Read more

Suntrix supporting a school in Zimbabwe get solar

Salvaged SA solar panels used to power Zimbabwean primary school Solar panels salvaged from demolition sites across Adelaide will help light up the lives of students in Africa. They will be used to power a primary school in Zimbabwe, opening up a connected world many take for granted. For more info: #7NEWS Posted by… Read more

Jenny Paradiso - Managing Director, Suntrix

100 Women of Influence Awards

We are delighted to announce that our Managing Director made the cut in The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards. The finalists, chosen from 833 entries, were selected based on a number of criteria, including dedicating their time and energy to helping and encouraging other women in their industry, for confronting unfairness, and using… Read more

Competition winners

Competition Winners

Suntrix recently ran a competition for 10 customers to win a solar-powered phone charger. The prize draw was held on August 1st and all the winners have been notified. They are as follows: D Westin K. Francis L. Manifold H. Woollatt R. Mueller K. Ratcliffe D. Strain M. Burgan R. Hanna M. Taylor Congratulations everyone!

Hottest 10 solar projects

Suntrix Hottest 10 Projects

Since Suntrix launched in 2009, we have had the pleasure of partnering with thousands of clients across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales; helping all types of businesses reduce their carbon emissions and cut their energy costs. Our bespoke approach means no project is the same as another, making them all unique in some… Read more

From kitchen table to multi-award-winning business in 10 years

From kitchen table start up to a multi-award-winning business, this is the inspiring story of how a librarian, Jenny Paradiso, and IT specialist, David Hille, decided to launch their own solar business and change the world for the better. The idea was sparked in 2008. The couple had their first baby on its way and… Read more

Tim Noonan at Suntrix warehouse

Helping a school in Zimbabwe get solar

We had Tim Noonan from Channel 7 at our warehouse in Adelaide this morning. The crew were filming Kennedy Mavunganidze from the Lions Club of Angle Vale picking up 9 pallets of used solar panels including 7 panels that were removed from Tim’s property yesterday. The donation by Suntrix and Tim is for a project… Read more

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