Are you interested in using solar energy, but don’t have solar panels installed?
With Localvolts, you can now access solar energy from people who own solar panels, even if you don’t have solar panels yourself. Every day, more and more solar panel owners are joining the Localvolts market, which means that there is a rapidly increasing amount of cheap, clean solar energy available for you to buy.
In this blog post, we will explain how Localvolts works and how you can benefit from joining the marketplace.
What is Localvolts?
Localvolts is a peer-to-peer electricity market that connects people who generate electricity (e.g. solar panels) with those who don’t. The idea behind Localvolts is to create a community where people can buy and sell energy directly without the need for a middleman. This means that you can get solar energy at a lower cost than traditional electricity providers. And you can choose who or where you buy your energy from.
How Does Localvolts Work?
Localvolts works by allowing people with solar panels to sell the excess energy they generate back to the grid at prices they set themselves. You can buy this energy by placing a buy order in the Localvolts app.
Buying is a fairly simple process, that lets you select who you want to buy from, and the price you are willing to pay. The Localvolts app does the rest by matching buyers with sellers based on their pricing preferences. If it doesn’t find a match, then the energy you need will be delivered to you at the wholesale price.
The image below shows you the buying screen in the Localvolts app, where you can set your price cap (the maximum you want to pay) and review the results before you commit to buying. Once you have decided on how you want to buy your energy, you can set the Localvolts app to simply repeat the process so you don’t need to keep placing orders. This is called a “renewal” and can be stopped and reset any time you like.
What to learn more about this screen? Watch the video in the buying electricity tutorial.
Localvolts is Changing the Energy Game for the Better
Localvolts is a new way to “do” electricity, and it’s available to everyday households in almost every State in Australia. Here are a few great reasons to give it a go!
- Environmentally Friendly: Using solar energy is a more sustainable way to power your home. By using Localvolts, you are supporting the growth of renewable energy sources, and Australia’s transition to renewable energy.
- Community Building: Localvolts creates a community of people who are committed to sustainable energy practices. By joining Localvolts, you can connect with other like-minded individuals and support community projects.
- Lower Energy Costs: The cost of solar energy is generally lower than traditional electricity rates. By buying solar energy through Localvolts, you can save money on your electricity bills, and you have control over the prices you pay.
- No Upfront Costs: You don’t need to buy or install solar panels to use Localvolts. This means you can start using solar energy immediately without any upfront costs.
Ready to get started?
Localvolts is a great option for anyone who wants to access solar energy but doesn’t have solar panels installed on their home. With Localvolts, you can save money on your electricity bills while supporting sustainable energy practices.
Sign up for Localvolts today and start using solar energy in your home.