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‘Inappropriate Sales’, a solar cautionary tale.

There are too many people who are at the mercy of inappropriate solar sales practices, with a record of 378,000 solar systems installed in Australian households last year, but the switch to solar hasn’t come easy.  There is not enough Protection when things go wrong The CEC recorded 97 complaint cases this quarter, of which […]

Renewable Energy is booming – it’s role in our economic recovery

Renewables are reaching a tipping point, where they are now not just competitive with fossil fuels in terms of energy output but also cost. The renewable energy industry is on the come up and the ceiling seems limitless. Not just that the planet has to reduce its carbon footprint, renewables are a cost-effective way for […]

Electricity tips to keep you safe from hazards

At times we take electricity for granted, it is unavoidable due to the convenience of technology, a simple flick and our house is lit, warmed up and all of our favorite appliances are running smoothly without hassle. However, as some people know; electricity can be costly and dangerous. We have pulled from our experience some […]

Sizing your solar system for South Australia

For first time solar buyers, you may wonder how to size your solar pv system. This is important as you might not install enough solar panels to justify the energy savings, this also applies the other way as you might install too many solar panels. The amount of solar you would want, depends on: Your […]

New renewable projects will be cheaper than coal.

Source: Renewable energy projects outperform any of the most efficient coal power plants on the planet. They provide more affordable and viable energy alternatives for a future without fossil fuels. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a report that showed 62% of renewable energy projects installed in 20202 would produce cheaper and […]

Trouble with unsafe DC isolators

Image: Safer Solar Rooftop DC isolators have come under fire lately due to safety and regulatory concerns. In an interview with pv magazine, head of Queensland-based renewables company REA Global , Michael Mrowka has stated that, “One example is the AS/NZS 5033 standard that mandates rooftop solar isolators, which have become the largest single cause […]

What happens to solar panels after 25 years.

Every few years we hear about advancements to solar technology, but to most solar home owners; solar is a one-time done type deal. Solar panels themselves have the highest expected life-span out of a solar system’s components, with an average of 25 years. The question is what happens after those 25 years? There are over […]

Many Australians are installing solar but not batteries

The number of solar adopters has risen from 0.2% of households to 20% now, where over 2.6 million households nation-wide have solar. But people are saying there is no need for batteries at this time. Benn Barr of the Australian Energy Market Commission says ‘All of that power coming in at the same time in […]

Calling all South Australians, please recycle your solar panels

Source: Although Australia is the world leader in the installation of residential rooftop solar panels, we’re not very good at recycling them. Most broken or expired panels end up in landfill which does not only create an environmental problem but it also takes away space where we could be recycling these materials instead of […]

Solar Subsidy for your home in South Australia 2021 – How to calculate stcs and rebates.

Source: ABC News In South Australia, we get plenty of sun all year-round. We typically get 7:36 hours of sunlight a day, and a total of 2774 hours of sunlight per year. In every state in Australia, solar panels are worth buying no matter your energy consumption. South Australia has a strong rooftop PV industry, […]

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