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Tasmanian households now eligible for spark-tacular all-in-one solar package

Tasmanian households looking to slash their electricity bills with solar could now be eligible for an innovative end-to-end package from Qcells. 

The solar energy solution power provider has officially launched its all-inclusive solar package to residents of the island state, offering solar panels, a battery and an exclusive energy plan with a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) for a simple, fixed monthly cost.  

Qcells Australia’s General Manager of Commercial Operations Mick Fell said the package offered a streamlined process for home solar installations in the state. 

“Tasmanians are defined by their resilience and independence and the way they power their homes should reflect that,” he said. “It makes sense for us to offer our all-inclusive energy solution that will deliver Tasmanians both bill savings and energy independence.”

Through Qcells’ package, households will have access to the brand’s Q.MAXX-G4+ 410w solar panels and the Q.HOME CORE H5, which is the company’s integrated solar inverter and energy storage system. The energy storage system is available in three sizes – 6.86kWh, 13.72kWh and 20.58kWh. 

Households will also be eligible for an electricity plan from Qcells’ retail energy brand, Arcstream, which offers access to a VPP to help customers earn more off their solar exports. 

Qcells’ end-to-end solar package comes with no upfront costs thanks to the company’s partnership with fintech leader, Plenti Finance, and customers can pay off their package via a fixed monthly cost over 10 years. A 15-year warranty is also available on Qcells’ home battery storage system. 

Aside from Tasmania, this package is currently available to households in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

For more information or to enquire about a solar system package for your home, it is best to visit the Qcells Australia website. 

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What can I get through the Qcells electricity plan?

With Qcells’ end-to-end solar package, customers will also have access to one of three Arcstream energy plans – Standard, Spark and Shine. These plans are offered based on the battery system installed and are suited to the different needs of each size household. Costs on each plan include an allowance of energy usage for the month, with no daily supply charge. Energy usage over this allowance however, may incur additional fees. 

The following costs can be expected on each offer for households in Tasmania: 

  • Standard Subscription (available for Qcells Q.HOME CORE 6.86kWh): $29/month 
  • Spark Subscription (available for Qcells Q.HOME CORE 13.72kWh): $39/month
  • Shine Subscription (available for Qcells Q.HOME CORE 20.58kWh): $39/month

Please note, this does not include additional costs that may be charged for extra energy usage. 

Customers who are on an Arcstream energy plan will also be connected to the company’s VPP network, wherein households share their solar exports with others on the same network. Participating customers will receive a guaranteed $30 bill credit each month. 

Arcstream also offers households a time of use tariff through its Arcstream Flexi offer; however, customers will need a smart meter to be eligible. 

For the full terms and conditions on any of the above offers it is best to visit the Arcstream website. 

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Kelseigh Wrigley
Energy Specialist
Kelseigh Wrigley covers Australia's retail energy market, growing her industry specific expertise over the last 2 years. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology and has contributed her skills to online publications Hunter & Bligh and local radio station 4ZZZ.

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