Introduction to Embedded Networks

What is an Embedded Network? An embedded network is an electrical system where the property owner consolidates energy consumption for the site, creating cost and usage efficiencies for everyone involved. Multi-occupant sites, like shopping centres and apartment blocks, are really well suited to the embedded

26 August 2017|Education, Embedded Networks|

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

13 July 2017|News|

St Lucia Solar – 7.2kW

St Lucia Solar - 7.2kW The site for this project was a dental practice in St Lucia, Brisbane. The owners of this business approached Voltio looking for a way to reduce their energy costs. Voltio reviewed their energy usage profile and recommended a small solar installation, to help

30 June 2017|Client Work, Solar Energy|

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

8 May 2017|Education, Solar Energy|

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

28 April 2017|Education|

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,

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

30 January 2017|Education, Solar Energy|

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

13 November 2016|Education|

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

20 October 2016|Education, Energy Bills|