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Sunshine Coast Electricity Prices | Make The Switch to Solar

Sunshine Coast Electricity Prices are on the rise with the rest of Australia. We are all awaiting a magical plummet to the ground with the Abbott-led government, but its doubtful that it will ever actually happen. If it does, great but don’t get too used to it as it could be quite a short lived endeavour.

When considering sunshine coast electricity prices its important to understand why the electricity prices are driven so high in the first place. Things must be taken into consideration like retail costs, carbon tax, green-schemes, wholesale costs, network charges.

This does not change that fact they are still to high and here at Circuit Alert Electrical, Sunshine Coast Electricians, we will always advice you on more cost-effective ways for you to use your energy.

Solar Power Takes Flight

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Solar Power Benefits Australian Households.

With the costs of green energy falling, prices for fossil fuel alternatives are on a fast track to re-shaping the electricity markets throughout Australia.

As solar power takes flight, almost one million Australian homes have invested in solar pv systems, or solar energy of some description.  Recent studies have shown that approximately 1 gigawatt of solar power has been installed on Australian roof-tops in the last year and the Australian Solar Council states that this has increased the pre-existing capacity by more than two thirds.

Queensland Power Prices to rise by $268!

Queensland Power Prices, On The Rise Again

Today marked yet another unnecessary rise in Queenaland power prices. An additional $268 per year will send average power bills from $1184 per year to $1451 after Today (July 1) A 22.5% increase.

Queensland Power Prices charge just to access power will rise today from 26.17c per day to 59.22c per day. A total increase of 126.2%!

The QCA blamed the price rises on the government electricity freeze, the previous Queensland Government’s solar bonus scheme which has added some cost to the network and large increases in revenue allowed by the national power regulator. The changes to an individual’s bill will depend on their tariff and consumption. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the decision was a further blow for consumers but the QCA had limited room to move, with more than 70 per cent of the price increase determined by network costs and green schemes locked in three years ago.

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Energex & Ergon Merger Proposal? The fact’s the State Government failed to mention

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“The opposition says the State Government failed to mention its plan to merge Queensland’s two biggest electricity suppliers. An Energex & Ergon Merger.”

The State Government has announced a proposal to merge Energex and Ergon Energy, scrap uniform electricity tariffs and end reliability standards.

Apparently the government says the move is aimed at reforming Queensland’s electricity sector but cannot yet guarantee that it will lower any power bills.

Unions say it will mean job losses and an unreliable supply which could cause higher power costs in more regional areas of Queensland. Minister of Energy, Mark McArdle says that the State Government is determined to drive down power prices. However, Annastacia Palaszczuk stated her suspiciousness over a secret plan to privatise the  Electricity Sector.

Read the full article in regards to the energex and ergon plan to merger on the ABC News website

Don’t forget to check out our posts on Sunshine Coast Electrical Contractors & All About Circuit Breakers


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Clean Energy Council Electricians – What To Look For!

Clean Energy Council Electricians

Clean energy council electricians are fully qualified and fully accredited with the Clean Energy Council and are capable of installing solar systems throughout Australia.

If you think its time to start working towards a more cost effective solution for your power. Solar Power could be the answer. However, finding the right solar company and the right installer for your solar panels can be quite a daunting task.

We have put together this buying guide to make the task a little bit easier for you.

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Sunshine Coast Electrical Contractors: How To Choose the Right Electrical Contractor

Sunshine Coast Electrical Contractors

A How-To Guide on Choosing the right Electrical Contractor for your electrical needs.


Sunshine Coast Electrical Contractors, Circuit Alert Electrical provide electrical contracting services to many homes and commercial customers. Selecting an electrical contractor to carry out your electrical needs can sometimes be quite a nerve racking decision to make. Most people will either flee to the phone book, search online or use a referral service which are all great sources. However, these sources will generally only provide you with enough information to get in touch with thecontractor. You may get a name and a phone number and sometimes a small blurb about the company and how amazing they are, which is great if your willing to risk the safety of your home on it. In order to have complete peace of mind and comfort you need to know who exactly your dealing with, there past work, how reliable they are, honest customer testimonials and whether or not they have had any issues with their work in the past.

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Every home owner in search of an electrical contractor should be following the steps below.

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Circuit Breakers – All About Circuit Breakers

Circuit Breakers – All About Circuit Breakers

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What is a Circuit Breaker?

Circuit Breakers are an electrical switch that is designed to automatically switch-off in case of an electrical fault. Electrical Fault’s can be caused for many reasons including an overload on the circuit or a short located on the circuit somewhere. It’s basic function is to detect a fault and interrupt the flow of current. Unlike a fuse which operates once and then once it blows it must be replaced, a circuit breaker can be reset and switched back on to resume normal operation. If your circuit breaker continually trips (switch’s off) after you switch it on, please consult your local sunshine coast electricians, Circuit Alert Electrical via our Contact Page or give us a call on 0466 507 029.

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Sunshine Coast Smoke Alarms by Sunshine Coast Electricians

Smoke Alarms… Why Bother?

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Sunshine Coast Smoke Alarms… Why Bother? Is what you might say when faced with your first quote to fit your home with these priceless beauties.

So we might start off this post with some interesting statistics to answer your question!

  • 75% of  fire deaths occur in homes
  • 40% of fatal fires didn’t have a smoke alarm fitted
  • 25% of fatal fires had a smoke alarm fitted but not working
  • 25% of all people killed in home fires were asleep at the time

Imagine what could potentially happen to your family with no functional smoke alarms installed.

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Sunshine Coast LED Lights

Sunshine Coast LED Lights

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Circuit Alert Electrical recommends switching your current lighting to LED Lights to reduce your power bills.

Circuit Alert Electrical supply and install Sunshine Coast LED Lights for your home or business.

Switching your current lighting over to LED lights will save you a substantial amount on your current utility bills. LED Light Bulbs can last up to 25 times longer and consuming close to 95% less energy than standard halogen and incandescent globes!

Energy Efficient Sunshine Coast LED Lights will light up your home or business. Choose tone of warm or cool natural white light. A Sunshine Coast LED light retrofit can greatly reduce your energy consumption and create huge savings on your energy bills, not to mention they look great. There are a number of homes and commercial buildings where lighting can account for up to 30% or more of your total electrical usage.

Switch to Sunshine Coast LED Lights Today. Contact Circuit Alert Electrical for your free consultation and quote.

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Electrician Sunshine Coast

Electrician Sunshine Coast



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Why Choose Circuit Alert?

Here at Circuit Alert, we aim to provide a superior service to all our clients whatever their needs. Our team of local sunshine coast electricians have over 20 years experience in a wide and varied field including domestic, commercial and industrial installations.

You will be 100% happy with the service you receive from Circuit Alert. With years of experience in the electrical business and many returning customers Circuit Alert Electrical pride ourselves on reliable, punctual service with superior workmanship at a very competitive rate.

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