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What’s this about the world’s largest battery?

Tesla has won a contract to install the world's biggest grid-scale battery in South Australia, in what will be a litmus test for the reliability of large-scale renewable energy. The 100 megawatt (MW) lithium ion battery, will harness power from a French-owned wind farm north of Adelaide

By |July 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Frequently Asked Questions about Solar

Voltio has created these FAQs to help you understand what's involved during the installation of a solar system. If you have a question that hasn't been answered here, we'd love to hear from you. Will the solar system be as reliable as the current electricity supply? Yes

By |May 8th, 2017|Education|0 Comments

What are the benefits of battery storage systems?

Battery Energy Storage Systems can help customers reduce their energy costs and provide a back-up power source for critical loads. Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS) are well suited to commercial and industrial (C&I) assets. Owners and managers of commercial property can reduce their exposure to retail energy price

By |April 28th, 2017|Education|0 Comments

The benefits of an embedded network with solar

An embedded network is a electrical system that supplies an entire building, rather than occupants having individual supply contracts. The key benefit of an embedded network is lower prices through aggregated buying power and simpler allocation of shared charges. Private properties like shopping centres, apartment blocks and

By |February 12th, 2017|Education|0 Comments

How much solar do we need to power Australia?

Voltio believes renewable energy, specifically solar, is the best way to power Australia today and in the future. We believe this so much that we’ve made it our mission to power Australia with solar panels. How much energy does Australia consume in a year? According to National

By |January 30th, 2017|Good to know|0 Comments

Energy vs Power: What’s the difference?

Here at Voltio we often hear people use the words “energy” and “power” interchangeably (we're guilty of it too, the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) we sell to customers is actually an agreement for energy, not power). This isn’t a problem, we’re happy to provide these people remarkable

By |November 13th, 2016|Good to know|0 Comments

Why are we paying so much for electricity?

It’s a new financial year and, like clockwork, NSW, Queensland and South Australian consumers have faced rising electricity costs. In south-east Queensland, July 1 also marked the commencement of deregulation in retail electricity prices for the Energex network, bringing south-east Queensland into line with Victoria (January 2009),

By |October 20th, 2016|Energy bills|0 Comments