Monthly Archives July 2015

What maintenance does a solar system require?

Very little. Solar panels are passive and so faults are very rare, however, they can collect dust, bird poo and other particles that will build up over time. Luckily the rain will typically wash off all of this debris. If there is a period of many months without rain, by all means safely wash your solar panels by spraying them with a hose (whilst standing safely on the ground), but we don’t recommend that you go up onto your roof and wash them by hand. It is not worth your time and of course, it can be dangerous. If you
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Does having a digital meter mean I will pay more for my power?

After installing solar power in NSW, your new energy tariffs will then depend on which energy distribution area your house is in. If you are in the Endeavour Energy distribution area- your regulated energy tariffs should not change when you go solar. You will still need a digital meter, however at the current time Endeavour Energy is not charging time of use billing – you will pay a flat rate for your power no matter what time of day it is. In the Ausgrid distribution area, having a new digital meter will result in you being charged time of use
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The Q Cells Q.Pro G4 is a Game Changer

Q Cells, the leading solar manufacturer in Europe, have recently released their new Q.Pro G4.1 265W panel in Australia. It is the result of the continued evolution of the award-winning Q.Pro range of panels that consistently ranks as the best polycrystalline panel globally. The Q Cells Q.Pro G4 265W module now ranks as our Number One panel for residential installations. Photon Test Winner The Q.Pro range has ranked as the number one polycrystalline panel in the Photon Module Yield Tests two years running. With 174 of the top solar panels tested, this result is an incredible achievement for a panel
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Great News For Solar Power In Australia

The Australian Labor Party has announced today that they will take a target of 50% renewable energy by 2030 to the next election. This is great news for renewable energy in Australia and more specifically for residential solar power, which is set to play a key role in Australia’s energy mix over the coming decades. Renewable Energy has been in the spotlight of late, however, Abbott government’s ideological opposition to renewable energy could now end up costing it votes at the next federal election. With over 12 months of uncertainty surrounding the future of residential solar rebates, today is a
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Solar Power Rebates – the latest news

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has recently told Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) that it can no longer invest in rooftop solar as well as wind power projects. Currently around a third of CEFC investments are in small-scale solar, with the corporation producing a profit of around $1 for every $1 invested. With a further $500 million worth of solar power projects in the assessment stage, worth a staggering $1 billion, this latest decision by the Federal Government has left the solar industry fuming. The industry has vowed to fight back, with the Australian Solar Council planning a multi-million dollar
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