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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 […]

SA Home Battery Scheme – What to know

The Home Battery Scheme is a subsidy for all grid-connected systems – provided by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation – to help pay for the cost of a home battery system. It is available to all South Australians buying a energy-storage equipped solar PV system. The subsidy only covers the battery component of a system. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Things to look out for in a solar installer

Cost A significant factor but may not be the most important, some installers may offer cheap prices but once, you have installed and run into faults; you may find that the company has mysteriously disappeared, making you an unsecured creditor. You may be depending on a solar system everyday for 20-30 years, so make sure […]

Things to look out for before signing a solar contract

Make sure it’s easy to understand Ensure the term’s are written using plain language, simple to understand. Use of legalese is simply not necessary and just raises doubt about the contractor. Only sign when you are clear on the terms and what you are getting Under Australian Consumer Law, all verbal promises are ‘express warranties’ […]

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