Our mission is to deliver the benefits of solar and battery to ALL eligible homes, without any of the cost (renters too!).
We’re doing it the same way that big power plants, and the poles and wires that deliver the electricity from those plants to your home were built - at no upfront cost to you. This means savings from day one, without spending thousands on solar and batteries.
We work with electricity retailers (like Diamond Energy - Australia’s 100% Renewable Electricity Provider) to tailor plans for our customers that are cheaper than your current plan, by taking advantage of solar and battery at your home. By installing solar and battery at no cost, you get access to immediate savings without having to reach into your pocket to pay for the system and installation.
You pay one (lower) bill to your electricity provider - that’s it!
Solar feed-in tariffs are disappearing
Most people think that the true value of solar is the feed-in for excess solar. While this was true several years ago, there’s now so much excess solar in the network during the middle of the day that it’s become worthless. There’s even a Sun Tax that the Australian Energy Market Commission has ruled is necessary to pay for the effect excess solar has on networks. So, you’re better off storing that excess in a battery.
Batteries help, but they’re expensive!
Batteries ARE expensive, especially for the average Australian household. Purchasing a battery will require a long wait to see the return on your investment. With NRN, our partner retailers love customers with batteries, because they reduce the amount of solar exported during the day, and help lower demand in the evenings.
With cost of living and electricity price increases, household budgets are stretched to the limit. Why spend the thousands of dollars required to install solar and batteries to get relief on electricity bills when there’s arguably a better way that benefits you, your community, and the electricity grid.
It sounds too good to be true! What’s the catch?
There are a few things that set an NRN plan apart from traditional solar ownership.
Firstly, NRN owns the system. That’s actually a good thing - the system is fully maintained and monitored, giving you the peace of mind that it’s working to deliver the savings on your electricity bill. It’s in everyone’s best interest that the system is working - especially ours, because if it’s not working, we don’t get paid.
Signing up to the NRN involves a 10 year contract. You’ll always have a choice under this agreement, so if your situation changes or you don’t enjoy the benefits of being with NRN, there’s a solution. We outline these clearly in plain English when you join.
You can always buy the system if you decide you want to own it. The benefit is the longer you own the system, the lower the price is to purchase it. You get savings on your bill AND savings on the system when you do this.
Unfortunately, not everyone qualifies for an NRN system. The good news is that if you do, you’ll have access to a solar and battery powered energy plan that delivers real savings on your electricity bill, and our simple process to get there.