Ready to unlock your home's potential?

Putting your power back in your hands

Did you know that your rooftop has the potential to generate up to three times more solar energy than you consume? It’s time to unlock the true power of your home and turn it into your Private Power Plant, all while reaping the benefits of an additional revenue stream, reducing energy waste and eliminating power bills.

Ready to unlock your home's potential?

Putting your power back in your hands

Did you know that your rooftop has the potential to generate up to three times more solar energy than you consume? It’s time to unlock the true power of your home and turn it into your Private Power Plant, all while reaping the benefits of an additional revenue stream, reducing energy waste and eliminating power bills.

Turn your home into your own Private Power Plant

Our app lets you control your home’s energy

More than just an app

RedEarth offers more than just an app with its Private Power Plant, which features five value-adding services. Energy Trading is a groundbreaking solution that transforms the management of energy resources. It utilises RedEarth’s cutting-edge trading algorithm—the most advanced in Australia—to optimise energy usage based on wholesale electricity prices, individual house requirements, and personal preferences.

Optimum

  • Actual trained specialist looks at your system
  • Receive individual feedback on system performance
  • Front of queue, white glove support.

Energy Trading

  • Automated buying and selling of electricity based on wholesale prices
  • Can supercharge feed-in tariffs

Smart Load Control

  • Automate when high-load appliances run to maximise solar usage
  • Set Eco and Vacation modes to better manage usage while away
  • Turn off high-load appliances during high prices to improve energy trading returns

Power Ranger

  • Manual battery charge and discharge
  • Useful during prolonged cloudy periods

Super Smart EV Charging

  • Automated charging when the sun is out and prices are low

Turn your home into your own Private Power Plant

Our app lets you control your home’s energy

More than just an app

RedEarth offers more than just an app with its Private Power Plant, which features five value-adding services. Energy Trading is a groundbreaking solution that transforms the management of energy resources. It utilises RedEarth’s cutting-edge trading algorithm—the most advanced in Australia—to optimise energy usage based on wholesale electricity prices, individual house requirements, and personal preferences.

Optimum

  • Actual trained specialist looks at your system
  • Receive individual feedback on system performance
  • Front of queue, white glove support.

Energy Trading

  • Automated buying and selling of electricity based on wholesale prices
  • Can supercharge feed-in tariffs

Smart Load Control

  • Automate when high-load appliances run to maximise solar usage
  • Set Eco and Vacation modes to better manage usage while away
  • Turn off high-load appliances during high prices to improve energy trading returns

Power Ranger

  • Manual battery charge and discharge
  • Useful during prolonged cloudy periods

Super Smart EV Charging

  • Automated charging when the sun is out and prices are low

Downloads

Download PPP brochure

Private Power Plant FAQs

Energy retailers purchase electricity at a wholesale rate from the spot market. This rate is updated every five minutes and fluctuates depending on demand. Normally, you will be sold this electricity at a rate higher than the average spot market price.

This is always a tough question, as it depends a lot on system size and household energy consumption. On average, existing customers make:

  • Approximately $3-$10 in energy cost savings through their solar and battery setup
  • Approximately $0.50 – $3.00 per day via energy trading
  • EV “fueling” costs equivalent to approximately $0.20 per litre – approximately $5-10 value via “bowser busting” per day

Now, not every customer can do everything at once and achieve these returns. How much you can expect is a function of system size, capacity, and your daily life.

Energy trading is a capability available within RedEarth’s SunRise grid-connected systems. By enabling it and accessing wholesale electricity prices via electricity retailer LocalVolts or Amber, your SunRise system will automatically charge when wholesale electricity prices are extremely low, and export when prices are much higher than usual (generally in the evening during peak demand). While it doesn’t trade every day, energy trading aims to significantly reduce the cost of importing electricity from the grid while also improving the feed-in tariffs you receive throughout the day.

Your PPP’s decisions are driven by RedEarth’s algorithm, which takes advantage of market conditions to benefit you. Below are some key features:

Quickly responds to abnormal market conditions to benefit you
If the market enters a volatile state (e.g, if import prices are negative, or energy prices spike) the algorithm drops whatever it is doing to take advantage of the unusual market conditions.

Exports at the highest price peak to maximise your earnings
The algorithm predicts when the next price peak will be and aims to export as much as it can during that peak. This means that even if the price is high all day, it won’t export during the day if there is no battery left for the much larger peak in the evening.

Constantly seeks the day’s lowest prices for importing to minimise your costs
The same logic applies to imports: even if the price is very low, if the algorithm sees that the price will be much lower later on in the day, it will not import early so as to benefit from the day’s lowest price points.

Low battery? No worries!
If your battery is low, the algorithm will import from the grid, then export back at a higher price when the peak hits to take advantage of very localised price arbitrage.

Smart battery charge management, based on historic usage
The algorithm will take your historic usage into account to manage battery charge; for example, stopping export at the battery percentage you typically require to make it through the night on average usage.

Our app continues to evolve, and we continuously make improvements and incorporate more information to predict solar generation. The future is very exciting

If you produce more solar energy than you use, that electricity can be sold back into the grid when wholesale prices are high. This means that  you can reduce your energy bill, and potentially make money too!

Energy trading involves purchasing and selling electricity at wholesale prices depending on what you and the grid require. As with any trading activities, this activity involves inherent risks and all customers must be aware of them.

The biggest risk involved in energy trading is running out of battery while electricity prices are high, requiring you to purchase electricity at high wholesale prices.

Additionally, if your battery is already full but feed-in tariffs are very low, you may be still be exporting to the grid at very low prices. These prices can sometimes even be negative, and if you have uncontrolled PV (through additional solar not tied into and controlled directly by your battery), you may even export into negative feed-in tariffs.

While the algorithm attempts to minimise this risk, it is important to watch your consumption and trading carefully to ensure that everything is operating as you would expect. If you find energy trading is not for you, you can always exit at any time. RedEarth and Amber do not have any lock-in contracts and can be changed immediately.

To support the infrastructure and continued refinement of the algorithm, we charge a flat fee. All remaining energy trading value flows directly to you. The current monthly price is $5/per month.

Currently, Amber Electric and LocalVolts are two retailers who provide wholesale electricity prices. You’ll need to sign up with one of these retailers to be able to energy trade.

Below are the steps on how to sign up to Amber so we can access your wholesale prices and enable energy trading on your behalf:

  • We require that you have stable internet and open an account with Amber.
 
Once you have successfully created an account, we will need to access your Amber Key. Login using your Amber details:
 
 
Click the For Developers tab, and Enable in the button for Developer mode.

In API TOKENS, click on Generate A New Token.

This token will need to be copied and pasted into your account on the RedEarth EMU app. To access the energy trading form, go to Settings, tap on the Energy Trading toggle and enter your Amber Key into the text box. 

Below are the steps on how to sign up to LocalVolts so we can access your wholesale prices and enable energy trading on your behalf:

  • We require that you have stable internet and open an account with LocalVolts.

Once you have signed up to LocalVolts, contact us at support@redearth.energy with your NMI number (you’ll find it on any of your electricity bills).

If you have any issues with this process, please feel free to contact our team via support@redearth.energy

If you would like us to perform a system check to determine trading capacity, please fill out this form and we will respond in two business days.

CONTACT US

Take control of your energy today.
Download RedEarth's Private Power Plant app.

"Sometimes I become a little obsessed with it. I open it before social media. It’s so cool to see the real time generation and usage and to be able to own electricity as an asset and to identify the highest and best use for your electrons…all from your mobile phone."
James
Clean Technology Consultant

Take control of your energy today.
Download RedEarth's Private Power Plant app.

"Sometimes I become a little obsessed with it. I open it before social media. It’s so cool to see the real time generation and usage and to be able to own electricity as an asset and to identify the highest and best use for your electrons…all from your mobile phone."
James
Clean Technology Consultant

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