Monthly Archives December 2018

New CHOICE Survey: Solar More Rewarding Than Ever

A recent survey of over 1000 Australians shows that experiences with solar are becoming more and more positive. The survey, conducted by consumer advocate Choice, found that more than 50% of residents were thinking about using battery storage to get off the grid altogether. This comes as no surprise when electricity bills are up to a phenomenal (and record-breaking) 2.5% of household spending. At the same time, falling solar prices over the past several years have contributed to the positive outlook on rooftop PV. When most systems take 5 years or less to pay themselves off, people see greater profits
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The Environmental Impact of Solar Power

So you’re thinking about solar power. Maybe your main motivation is escaping the skyrocketing cost of electricity for your home or business—or maybe you’re looking for ways to live a greener lifestyle. We’ve written a lot about how solar can save you money, but what about the environmental impacts? Is solar really as good for the planet as it’s cracked up to be? Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Despite the great inroads we have made with renewable energy, the power grid in Victoria, NSW and Queensland is still predominately powered by coal (black & brown) and gas (red): Being a zero-emission
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The Best Solar System in 2019

Solar power has become so affordable that a top quality solar power system can pay for itself in as little as 3-5 years, saving you tens of thousands of dollars on your power bills over the life of the system. With fantastic government rebates available and great solar power deals now running on high-efficiency solar panels, now is a great time to be making the switch to solar. Request A Solaray Quote Today: Smart Solar Deals On Now The Best Solar Power System In 2019 Getting the best solar system in 2019 is all about smart energy management with online consumption
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Solar Panels: The Best Solar Panels in 2019

Solar Panels: The Best Solar Panels in 2019 There is always a lot of hype around the world’s most efficient solar panels, and rightly so. Advancements in solar panel technology have global significance because with increased output more and more households will be able to become self-sufficient, especially now that solar storage is available. So it is with much excitement that LG Solar is now well on the way to their goal of a 400W panel, with the new 370W NeON R Series panel now available in Australia. Request A FREE Smart Solar Quote Today The Best Solar Panels in
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How Many Solar Systems Are There In Australia?

The number of solar systems in Australian just reached a major milestone. According to Kane Thornton, the chief executive of the Clean Energy Council, an estimated average of 6 panels per minute are being installed in small-scale solar projects across the country, and a still-rising 8.1% of the National Electricity Market’s energy came from solar. The growth of solar power isn’t up for debate, and more and more Aussies are using it to secure their futures. Just how many, you ask? More than 2 million so far—and the number is expected to grow to 3 million in the next 4
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The End of Cheap Solar Power

The end of cheap solar systems is here and the announcement is long overdue. Certain solar installers have been installing what is essentially junk at rock bottom prices, and finally, the Clean Energy Council are stepping into significantly raise the standards and tighten up the murky end of the solar industry. We are starting to see the full extent of just how much of an impact cheap solar systems have had in NSW with a significant increase in service requests for systems that no longer work, installed by companies that have now gone out of business. For years, the Solaray
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Solar Power in 2019 – is it worth it?

Good quality solar power systems have never been so affordable and in 2019 we will see many households add battery storage to their system to store excess solar power that can be used in the evening. We are now installing up to 365W solar panels,  a huge improvement from the standard 250W panel we were installing only two years ago. If you have been considering solar, 2019 is the year you should seriously consider getting a solar power system installed. Fantastic Improvements in Solar Technology Nearly all of our systems now include panel level output, which means that each panel
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