Secure your energy independence

The Problem for Consumers
With existing solar systems, or new solar systems, you are normally connected to the electricity grid. Your system generates electricity which you consume during daylight hours. Any excess produced (and not consumed) is fed back to the grid.

In the past, customers received a feed in tariff (money off your bill) proportionate to the agreed tariff at the time of your solar installation. From midnight 30 September 2016, all those of tariff GENR2016 (the most recent feed in tariff revision of 16 cents/kWh) will no longer receive any feed in tariff and will only receive the minimum retailer payment, which is typically 6 – 8 cents/kWh.

In other words, if your solar PV system is producing power when you aren’t using it, such as during the middle of the day, your energy retailer will pay you very little for it.  And when you draw from the grid once the sun goes down, you’ll pay the retailer’s full price for the energy you consume.  The numbers simply don’t stack up for you, but it’s great for the retailers.

To add insult to injury, in 2017 the Australian Energy Market Operator (who administers the National Energy Market) will require energy retailers to introduce demand based tariffs.  This means that consumers will pay considerably more for energy at times of high demand, such as in the evening.  The tariff increases are likely to be considerable and may result in consumers paying much more for their energy.

The solution

Battery Storage

While the initial outlay can be high, batteries are becoming more and more cost efficient every day and, with the roll back and removal of feed in tariffs, batteries are rapidly becoming a good investment decision.  The primary goal for most domestic battery systems at this point is to maximise self consumption.  Simply put, this means any power that you produce during the day that is not consumed will be stored in your on-site battery storage system.   You can then use the stored energy when your solar system is not producing sufficient energy, especially during periods of high use such as evenings and avoid paying for your energy.  Given most working families consume little power in the middle of the day when the solar system is producing the most energy, storing the energy on site can make excellent financial sense.

How can the Energy Efficiency Centre help?

Critically, installing a battery system is not a one size fits all approach and we can help you determine the right system for your usage patterns. We’ll help you to avoid the massive electricity price hikes due in 2017 by either installing a new battery storage system or retrofitting a battery storage system to your existing solar unit.  Our licensed and Clean Energy Council (CEC) accredited installers can answer all your queries.

The Energy Efficiency Centre can supply and install the LG Chem battery.  LG have lead the way in creating an affordable battery to connect to the solar grid.

Contact the Energy Efficiency Centre today for a detailed appraisal of your current energy usage and how a battery storage system can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint.


The energy efficiency film on the windows made a big difference to my electric bill this Summer. Installation was prompt and fastidious.
Thanks to Matt and crew for the installation. Matt was great to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended.
Camden Park
Please pass onto David the installer that we are very happy with his workmanship in installing our skylight and suntunnel. David is a very professional yet friendly installer who gives attention to detail and ensures that he cleans up after the installation. We would give David a 5 star rating!
Colonel Light Gardens, Skylights
Thank you all for the super job done.
North Adelaide
Thanks for the service, installer was on time, in and out, great job.
Royal Park
The difference the skylight makes is amazing.
Andrew and Lois
Sturt, Skylights
Please pass on our thanks to everyone for what has been a seamless professional process from start to finish.
Trevor and Chris
Bellevue Heights
We are very pleased with the outcome.
Happy Valley
Many thanks for the excellent service.
Please pass on my thanks to all for your great service.
Thankyou for the expeditious work carried out, the client was happy.
CDK Homes
I'm very happy with Matt and his co-workers, and will recommend your firm to a potential customer!
I would like to thank you for the great job with the skylights, from the salesman to the installer. We were very impressed with the way they went about their work. And just so nice. This is a company we are very happy to recommend to our friends. We are so happy.
Irene and Andrew
Flagstaff Hill, Skylights
I hardly even need to use a heater anymore!
Camden Park, Insulation
Friendly, fast service with a good quality product.
The customer service was great – by telephone at the start, face-to-face sales and installation. We were very happy with the end result too (a skylight).
Excellent prompt service and courteous staff
Seacliff, Sun Tunnel
Job well done, recommendable to the world, cheers
Janet and Bernie
Arrived early for appointment time, courteous, cleaned up afterwards, explained care for window tint, price very reasonable
Window Tint
Thanks Dennis and Grant for the fantastic job they did
You asked us to let you know what difference the window film has done in our house since we had it installed. On the cold mornings this last winter we have found that when the outside air temperature was 2 degrees the inside temperature was 13 degrees. When it was 6 degrees outside the temperature inside was 15 degrees. We have found that our heating system isn’t working as long as it did compared to before we had the film installed. Thanks again for your advice and help
Andrew & Wendy
Parkside, Window Film
Shannon did an excellent job
Hazelwood Park
Thanks for keeping me in the loop. Service at EE Centre has improved immensely since you started!
Trade client, Edwardstown
Sean is a lovely young man and did a terrific job
All received and so far very happy with the job Gary has done
Business client, Adelaide
Nathan was very efficient and did a good job
St Georges
You were prompt, courteous and I would recommend you to all my friends
I would also like to point out the great job Nathan did for us!
Business client, Adelaide
We are very pleased that Andrew arranged for Shannon to come and do the job – such a pleasant and well-mannered man
Thank you, the cladding looks fantastic!
Adelaide, Cladding
Please thank the team for the prompt and professional service
We would like to thank Dennis and the guys (Mark, Sean and Nathan) who came and finished the work on the windows. We are really pleased with the outcome – specially today as it reaching 43 degrees. Everything went smoothly and efficiently. We would definitely recommend your service to others. To everyone, thanks again
John and Grace
Adelaide – December 2013
Just want to let you know that Sean did a great job. Was here on time and just worked away, didn’t stop, no matter how many times I offered coffee. Not that often that you get people like that come in to your home and do a job and do it well, so please pass on that I am very pleased and your company should be happy to receive positive feedback on behalf of your subbies that work for you
Goolwa Beach – December 2013
Thank you for your assistance with this ongoing issue (from another supplier), we really appreciate all that you have done and are doing to help us. It is really nice to deal with a company that knows about customer service and I will definitely recommend you to anyone who has asked for advice on solar issues. Well done and thank you
Business client, Victor Harbor – November 2013
Thank you very much for your prompt attention to my inquiry on obtaining a guarantee for the window tint this morning. I have been most impressed with my dealings with Energy Efficiency Centre – including the initial contact with Dennis who allayed my doubts on the product for my requirement, to Nathan who has done such a great job with installation through to communication with yourself Natalie. Having a few jobs attended to recently I have been disappointed more than once in the quality of service, communication, etc. So my tinting experience has come as a welcome surprise! Many thanks again
Business client, Rostrevor – November 2013
(Window tint) looks fabulous
Hahndorf – November 2013
David was so professional in the install of my skylights and Supavents
Parkside – November 2013
Many thanks and the skylights looks fabulous!
Northgate – October 2013
Just wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful service received throughout the exercise from the quotation to the laying of the batts and cleaning of the ceiling. I also really appreciate your company’s willingness to accommodate my last minute request to have the ceiling vacuumed with all the re-shuffling that this entailed. I was impressed with the administrative flexibility of your company as well as with the kindness, flexibility and service from staff on site. My sincere thanks to all concerned, particularly Andrew, Josh and David. Please be assured that I will be promoting your organisation as opportunities present themselves
Adelaide – October 2013
Nathan did an excellent job this morning
Munno Para West – October, 2013
Here are a range of photos to show prospective clients of our particular Velux MO8 and MO6 all electric (with blinds) installation at our Mount Torrens mud brick rural home. We are ecstatic at the result and it has exceeded all our expectations of light performance and the ventilation works a treat in the spa/bathroom. Garry installed them without any stress to us and his workmanship, work dedication and ethics was faultless. Needless to say we would be most happy to provide any feedback necessary to any prospective clients wishing to gain better understanding of the Velux product. What gave us confidence in your company to do our project was simply that they took control of the full project including the installation, something the “other” Velux so called distributors did not do. Energy Efficiency Centre was definitely not the “cheaper” choice however we prefer to pay a little more knowing we had a quality (and fully qualified) installer that was willing to check the job out before we committed to a contract. Also your office staff were knowledgeable and very helpful during the design period when we dropped in to discuss the product. So all in all, a fantastic outcome and obviously we are very happy customers. Thanks again for finalising our job in such an efficient and stress free way
Ray and Barbara
Mount Torrens – October 2013
We are very pleased with the result of David’s work and thank him for his efforts in our rather cramped roof space
Adelaide – September 2013
We are very happy with the job that Gary has done
Adelaide – August 2013
The skylight install was great
Prospect – September 2013
Appreciate the prompt install, and it looks great
Adelaide – May 2013
Thank you for great service
Adelaide – May 2013
Many thanks David for your great service. I have to restrain myself from dashing out to look at the little window in the inverter!
Rick and Bilha
Adelaide – October 2012
Dennis, I’m writing to let you know that we are really happy with our roof windows. The workmen that you sent to do the job, Mark and Ben were polite, efficient, on time and did a good job. Everyone that sees the windows think they are great – I should be an ambassador for Velux!
Michele and Ian
Happy Valley – September 2012
Craig is an absolute gem and a great ambassador for your company
Trade client, Norwood – June 2012
Please pass on that they guys were great, very professional and friendly and cleaned up after themselves
Adelaide – June 2012

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Debra Coulter
Debra Coulter
The energy efficient film on the windows made a big difference to my electric bill this summer. Installation was prompt and fastidious.
Tony Rowe
Tony Rowe
Great service, on time and efficient. Two skylights installed, huge difference in house. Wish I'd done it years ago.
Mignon Williams
Mignon Williams
The staff were helpful and our skylighst arrived in 1 week. Our builder has now installed then and I have spent today painting the ceiling and the recesses around the 3 skylights. Our new room is looking fantastic
Trent Stollery
Trent Stollery
Amazing customer service and great product. We had them install a skylight and it was completed inside a month. Very quick to answer emails and any questions we had! Didn't feel like they where trying to over sell us on their products and Adam was honest when he thought a product wouldn't work. Couldn't recommend them more
Adam Dienelt
Adam Dienelt
We ordered 2 large skylights side by side in our kitchen & couldn't be happier with the end result. It's turned a dull space into a light & bright one which we now enjoy being in. Also, our installer Adrian was terrific & his workmanship has turned them into a real feature, we would highly recommend ECC to anyone considering skylights in the future.
Andrew Webber
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Ian Forster
Ian Forster
I ordered 3 Velux skylights from the Energy Efficiency Centre and the whole experience was professional and simple. From initial in-store inquiry to ordering and collection, the entire process was smooth and hassle free. The quote was favourable too with the Energy Efficiency Centre looking after us on price. We have now installed the skylights with Solar Block-out blinds and we couldn't be happier with the result. A fantastic business with good old fashioned customer service.