June 2023 - Taking Off with Flight Testing 🛫 June 5, 2023 - Excitement fills the air as we officially launch the Volta app on flight test for both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Our team is working diligently to ensure a smooth onboarding experience for our users. During
Hey there, folks! Got some electrifying news for you. The NSW Government has just cranked up their Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) standards. Now, what's BASIX? It's your go-to metric for the energy and thermal performance of homes. Launched in 2004 and last revamped in 2017, it's back in action, and
As living expenses continue to rise, homeowners in Victoria and New South Wales are seeking cost-effective ways to improve their dwellings. With the increase in inflation affecting almost every aspect of life, including home improvements, homeowners are exploring various options to reduce expenses. To tackle home renovation projects while staying
Setting goals is a powerful tool that can significantly impact our lives. Regarding energy consumption and cost reduction, goal setting is vital in driving awareness and facilitating positive change. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of setting goals and how it increases awareness and ultimately reduces energy costs.
New South Wales * Appliance upgrade: The NSW Government offers a rebate of up to $250 for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances. * Solar panels: The NSW Government offers a rebate of up to $3,000 for the installation of solar panels. * Battery: The NSW Government offers a rebate of up to
As Australians, we are becoming more aware of the Impact our energy consumption has on the environment and our wallets. However, managing our home energy usage can be a hassle, with complicated bills, clearer plans, and hard-to-find rebates and grants. This is where Volta Rocks come in, with three core
The Gippsland Climate Change Network (GCCN) has been an instrumental force in the battle against climate change, actively leading the way for over a decade. As a grassroots organisation, the GCCN has leveraged local wisdom and dedication to tackle global issues at a regional level, impacting not just Gippsland but
In Australia, various rebates and grants are available to promote sustainability and help reduce energy bills. These initiatives aim to support individuals and businesses in adopting renewable energy solutions, improving energy efficiency, and lowering environmental impact. Here are three unique programs that offer financial incentives and support: Queensland Electricity Rebate:
In a significant move to promote energy efficiency and sustainability, the federal and Victorian state governments have earmarked substantial funds to help households save on energy costs. From rebates to grants, residents have numerous opportunities to reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint. Let’s explore the top three programs
Are you a resident of Victoria looking for ways to make your home more energy-efficient and eco-friendly? The Victorian Energy Upgrade (VEU) program is here to help. This initiative offers a fantastic opportunity for homeowners and renters alike to reduce energy bills and contribute to a sustainable future. Let's dive
Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs) are a cornerstone of Victoria's efforts to promote energy efficiency. These certificates play a crucial role in the state's energy-saving rebate programs, but understanding how they work can be a bit of a puzzle. Let's demystify VEECs – how they are issued and calculated and how
Since our launch in July and subsequent onboarding in August and September, we've hit the ground running. October marked the commencement of our pilot season in partnership with Wellington Shire and Latrobe City region, all thanks to the invaluable support from the Gippsland Climate Change Network. From our early adopters
The Deal: Octopus Australia has bagged a new funding commitment from Rest, a massive A$75bn superannuation fund. This is part of the second fundraising round for Octopus' renewable energy fund, OASIS. What is OASIS? OASIS aims to get investors on board with Australia's shift to renewable energy. The fund
Home battery systems are revolutionizing how we use energy—storing excess renewable energy for later use and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. What We Do RE+ offer advanced power grid software, backup power, solar+battery storage solutions, and more—all aimed at making energy cleaner and more sustainable. How Home
What Are Microgrids? Renewable microgrids are gaining traction in the face of climate change and old infrastructure. They're like mini power stations, running independently and pulling energy from multiple green sources. Local Spotlight: Bawley Point and Kioloa These towns are pioneers in the microgrid scene, courtesy of an $8 million
The National Energy Bill Relief Payment offers financial assistance to eligible households and small businesses in New South Wales (NSW) for the financial year 2023-24. With over 1.6 million eligible households and 320,000 small businesses, this initiative aims to provide relief for electricity bills and promote sustainable energy
The Victorian Energy Upgrade program, implemented by the Victorian Government, is a key initiative designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help households save on energy bills, and make energy services more affordable for all Victorians. As outlined on their official website, the program provides a broad range of opportunities for
Australia's government announces a $1.6 billion energy savings plan, including $1 billion in low-cost loans for household energy improvements, to make homes more affordable and environmentally friendly. Additionally, $2 billion is allocated to support the development of renewable hydrogen, signalling a commitment to a clean energy future. These initiatives,
Despite growing concerns among energy industry leaders about Australia's ability to meet its 2030 climate targets, there is optimism and determination to address the challenges. VoltaRocks is part of the solution, contributing innovative approaches to energy consumption reduction and sustainability, aligning with national goals and offering support for a successful
With living costs higher than the CPI, and the highest we have seen in twenty years for wage and salary earners (3.2% in the last quarter to Dec 22) (ABS 2022), households are motivated more than ever in their energy saving goals to reduce their cost of living, reduce
In an exciting announcement, the Australian government has unveiled its Federal Budget 2023-2024, showcasing its commitment to tackling energy costs, ensuring supply reliability, and making a positive environmental impact.
The pursuit of an equitable distribution of energy resources, energy efficiency and the development of new energy economies is more critical today than it has ever been to provide the sustainable development of society and more importantly the improvement to people’s lives.
Introducing TheVolt - the new blog/magazine/repo by VoltaRock, where we aim to do more than just share our own opinions and insights. We want to create a space for anyone and everyone to share their thoughts, experiences, and case studies related to energy, sustainability, and the environment.
Victoria is at the forefront of Australia's renewable energy shift, with a multitude of providers offering green solutions to power homes and businesses. Let's shine a light on the top 5 retailers driving this change: Diamond Energy - The Local Champion Owned and operated within Victoria, Diamond Energy is a