Category Archives: Energy Tips

What Size Solar System Do You Actually Need?

With the adverse effects of global warming, people are becoming more interested in making environmentally friendly decisions, from using fewer plastic bags to reusable coffee cups, and of course, switching to renewable energy — which can be seen with the exponential growth in the number of households with a solar system installation.  When you look […]

Calculating Payback period for solar

The solar energy industry has seen a rapid boom in popularity in recent years. In 2009, as much as 20GW of solar systems were installed worldwide, and currently, the number of installed solar systems has increased rapidly at 480GW, a rate of 24 times of growth in just over a decade. With this fast-paced growth […]

What to know about String and Micro-Inverters, and DC-optimizers

Solar energy systems have a lot of moving parts to them and any one of them could fail. Inverters are arguably important part of a solar system and there are primarily a few ways that they can be set up – string inverters, inverters with power optimizers or micro inverters. In this article we will […]

Calling all South Australians, please recycle your solar panels

Source: wastewiseproductsinc.com 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 […]

Things to watch out for in Solar Retailers

When buying solar, there are a few things to keep in mind. We’ve compiled some tips to avoid any headache further down your solar journey. Be sure to focus on the important aspects of your purchase as it’s a substantial investment and one you’ll be living with for a long time.  Recommendation The best place […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Ways to save electricity

Ways to Save Around 40% of home energy use is due to heating and cooling, set your heating from 18-20°C in winter and cooling from 25-27°C in summer. For every degree you increase heating and cooling you increase energy use between 5% and 10%. Consider using fans before air conditioning as they cost around 2 […]

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