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Australians deserve an energy offering that looks toward the future yet delivers the perfect solution for today’s energy users.

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Keep your bedroom cool this summer

Hot humid air, sticky bedsheets and a brood of Cicadas trying to lull us to sleep often signals the start of Summer..

Going “off the grid” with solar

When you hear the term “going off the grid,” it makes you think about people quitting their busy jobs, packing up their belongings..

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Why are Solar Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) declining?

Many homeowners might be scratching their heads at some of the changes occurring right now in the energy industry. If you’ve already…

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Why should customers participate in VPPs?

Part Two of this series provides an insight into the benefits to energy customers for participating in VPP programs ..

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What exactly is a Virtual Power Plant?

As the pace of technological disruption continues its meteoric rise, industries like energy are redefining their traditional business models..

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The Future is Bright with Solar!

Have you jumped on the solar bandwagon yet? We know that Australia has the highest take up of residential solar installation globally..

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Saving money with home solar battery, what you need to know

If you haven’t already got solar panels on your home, you should be considering it. More than just saving you money, solar energy is also a..

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Six ways to make your home ‘smarter’

There is no doubt that smart tech has taken the world by storm over the last few years. These products have managed to penetrate every…

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Nectr’s Solar Home Preparation Checklist

Our 7-point checklist focuses on some of the more pressing matters that are sometimes oversights. Whether you’ve done your research..

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Energy saving hacks to keep your home warm

According to yourhome.gov.au, 40% of an average household’s winter bill is spent on keeping the home warm. Use these 3 energy saving hacks to take control of your energy usage…

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How much should my electricity bill be?

When you look at your energy bill each month or quarter, do you know whether you are spending too much, an average amount or being downright frugal and keeping…

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How to help your kids be more energy conscious

At Nectr we are passionate about the environment and energy conservation. We believe it needs to be

Creating an energy saving checklist for your children

Teaching your children to be more energy conscious around the house is about demonstrating actions that make a difference.

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Submitting a Self Meter Read!

Have you noticed that you have an estimated read on your most recent energy bill? If that’s the case, you are likely to have a…

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Why we celebrate Earth Day and tips to get involved

Get involved in Earth Day! At Nectr we believe Earth Day is about taking time to consider the planet and our role in tackling issues such as..

Top 5 Sustainability living tips for the home!

Sustainable living is about making conscious choices to reduce our impact on the environment. To create a sustainable home…

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Nectr’s electrical safety tips!

Electricity is part of our everyday lives, powering our appliances and not giving it much thought, so it is easy to forget the dangers of electricity if used incorrectly.

How South Australia Became The ‘Renewable Energy State’

For a state that used to be reliant on other states for their energy supply, they sure have the rest of the country ‘green’ with envy now.

How to avoid water wastage in your home

Water… it’s an absolute necessity for our everyday lives. It is impossible to survive without water; however, it is a part of our life that at some..

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Nectr’s First Anniversary

A first-year milestone is an exciting achievement, and we are thrilled to be celebrating our 1st anniversary. Founded in late 2019 and officially launching…

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How to cut down your energy usage and bill!

If you are like us at Nectr, and you care about your environmental footprint while also saving money on your energy bill, then keep on reading, this is made just for you!

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What’s the best solar feed in tariff

As a householder with solar panels, you probably already know that using as much of your own solar generation as possible…

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What is the cost of running aircon?

This Summer, more of us will be spending time in our houses either working or socialising, so as the temperature begins to rise, you may be thinking about the cost of running aircon.

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How to save energy at home

Ah, life admin. You know, things like paying and reviewing the bills. It’s not the first thing we rush to do on a weekend, or even during the week. But it’s got to be done.

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How to read your electricity bill

Does it feel like you need to be a mathematician to understand your electricity bill?

How can I increase energy efficiency?

Energy efficiency is a topic that’s been gaining traction in recent years. With increasing concerns about climate change, alongside…

What is a “time of use” tariff?

If you are familiar with your electricity bill, you may have noticed that your plan includes peak, shoulder and  off peak rates.