Set and forget your energy bills.
A large household with rising energy costs.
Drawing on his background as a consumer technology journalist, Stephen Fenech has always been an early adopter when it comes to the latest gadgets and appliances.
Naturally, Stephen was drawn to the benefits of rooftop solar and home batteries as he looked to manage the energy use of his household that runs with a fully ducted air-conditioning system, multiple televisions, a dedicated home theatre system, a home office with many computers and home appliance.
Living in a household with his wife and three grown up children, the Fenechs used a fair amount of power. Faced with energy bills of about $4,000 each year, Stephen was concerned with bill shocks and started investigating how he could reduce his reliance on grid electricity. Having written about home batteries and how it has helped households reduce their energy bill, he saw energy independence as the solution.
Stephen said, “when energy prices in NSW rose by 20% on 1 July 2017, I had an appointment on that same day with Natural Solar to discuss how rooftop solar and home batteries would help reduce my energy bills.”
“Rather than be at the mercy of electricity companies and facing uncertainty with energy prices, I was convinced bill shocks had to be a thing of the past in my household when I have solar and home batteries installed.”
Following his meeting with Natural Solar, Stephen installed a 7kW rooftop solar system and a 10kWh sonnenBatterie at Stephen’s home in Pagewood, New South Wales in October 2017.