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EcoSmart Riverina has been trading throughout the Riverina for 10 years, and our parent company, J.A.Power Pty Ltd., has been trading continuously since 1972, providing plumbing, gas fitting, roofing solutions, and much more, from our base in Wagga Wagga.

For most homes and businesses, the installation of a solar power array can provide substantial savings on the power usage from the grid.

For your home

We look at the best option, and we often find a larger system is not necessary due to usage patterns of the family, which will end in you having larger amounts of unused energy which is automatically exported to the grid, earning as little as 6 cents a kW/h for you (which is paid as a credit on your account with your power provider), so it is important to understand the times you consume your power, not just how much you consume. We always install a new 'Time Of Use' meter (included in our prices) to also reduce your costs, especially when you can get up to 50% off the power used on weekends and at night (10pm to 7am every night!)

For Your Business

Clearly, when most businesses are open, it is daytime, and the use of power after hours is generally fairly low, so it makes good sense to look at powering your business with Solar, and get your share of the free power from the sun whilst you are there to use it! Then, with a 'Time Of Use' meter, your cost for overnight and weekend usage can be minimized.  Also, with depreciation schedules clearly defined, the availability of lease and rental arrangements, your accountant should be able to advise you on the benefits that can be derived from your investment.


Payback times can be as low as 4 - 6 years, and there's not many other equipment purchases you will make with figures like that! And it will continue to save you money for many years to come, with warranties on panels that must meet the 'Australian Standard (AS 4777)'  that requires a performance Warranty of 25 years!

What is generally referred to as the "REBATE" is in fact a payment for the power you expect to generate, paid up front in the form of REC's ( Renewable Energy Certificates) and for home use they are now called STC's (Small Scale Technology Certificates) and the number you get is calculated based on system size, location, and the "Deeming Period" generally 15 years multiplied by your system size. This is then paid to you by way of a 'point of sale discount' (upfront deduction), and they are generally worth around $35 +/- (this is affected daily on the as they are traded on the open market)  this applies to all systems up to 100kW - Larger systems attract LGC's (Large Scale Technology Certificates) and are only paid after you have produced the power. (note:- all systems of 100kW and over have to be registered as power providers, and properly set up as businesses'.

Give us a call!

We can carry out an inspection of the premises to assess the suitability of the building (or ground site), generally free of charge, a fixed price quote, and a provide a report for your business showing the viability for your particular location to consider and to discuss with your accountants and advisors before you commit to the project.

We are locals, and we are here to make sure your progress through the purchase of your solar system will address all of the issues that might affect you, and be there for you again in the long term for your peace of mind.

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JA Power Pty Ltd T/as
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7 Bye Street
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650