The energy transition is happening, but many feel that it is still too slow. Localvolts puts the control into your hands, by giving you the tools to make decisions about which type of electricity generators you support.
Buying Renewable Energy
Australia is a world leader in solar energy, with more than 1.5 million households now using rooftop solar panels to generate their own power. This has led to a surplus of energy during the daytime, when the sun is shining brightest.
This excess solar energy can be purchased by Localvolts market participants. The market gives you the control to ensure that you are supporting generators that produce 100% renewable energy whenever possible. It also gives you control to choose exactly who you buy from, including friends, family, or neighbours. This makes it easy for you to focus on buying from local sources, which reduces transmission losses and costs, further reducing consumption, and our reliance on non-renewable energy sources.
Localvolts gives you the opportunity to contribute to the renewable energy transition in three ways:
- Reducing your carbon footprint by consuming renewable energy whenever it is available
- Supporting the transition to renewables, by buying from renewable generators whenever possible, and making your solar exports available to others
- Support your community and reduce transmission wastage and cost by buying from local sources
Better Decisions About Energy Usage
Localvolts provides an accurate measurement of carbon emissions generated by your energy usage, based on the types of generator that you buy from. This is reported in real time in your dashboard, and in every bill.
As well as emission tracking, the Localvolts app gives you detailed information about your energy usage, down to 5 minute intervals. This allows you to look back over your usage history and identify times when you are using more or less energy, and where your energy came from during these periods.
With this information, you can make better decisions about your energy consumption and supply.
A New Way to do Energy
Localvolts is a new peer-to-peer electricity market that connects Australians who want to consume renewable energy with those who produce it. We make it easy for everyone to join the renewable energy transition and help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. You can sign up today and start contributing to a cleaner, brighter future!