Monthly Archives July 2020

Do Solar Panels Work In The Shade?

With today's modern and smart solar systems, using micro-inverter technology from Enphase Energy, this isn't the issue it was a few years ago. Even better, as you can see from this new system in Kenthurst, even when the sun is setting, some of the panels are still in bright sunshine and will be producing power right to the end of the day - which isn't possible with any other technology. For more information check out our post on the 10 key benefits of an Enphase Solar System.
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10 Top Tips For Reducing Your Power Bill

For years people have been asking us how they can reduce their power bills with solar power. The problem, of course, is that solar power is generated during the day and for many households, this is impractical as they are at work during the day and hence use most of their power at night. Sure, you can set appliances to run with a timer, and you can run the base load of your house on solar power during the day, but you want more! The key to reducing your power bills is to design a system that doesn’t require you
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Does solar power work at night?

Throughout the day, solar panels on your roof absorb light from the sun. This is transformed into power that can be used by your household. Your solar system will generate electricity whenever the sun is shining and power your home’s appliances. In fact, many households generate surplus electricity during the day. When this happens, you effectively sell your energy back to the grid and you can get paid a feed-in tariff from your energy retailer. This system where you use solar power in the home before exporting excess solar power to the grid is known as net metering. What happens
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What is a kilowatt hour (kWh)?

This is a unit for measuring energy and it is how your energy retailer bills you. A kWh is one kilowatt of power measured or used over an hour. For example, if you have an air conditioner that uses 3kW of power, it will use 3kWh of power every hour. If you are billed 25 cents per kWh by your energy retail, it will cost you 75 cents every hour to run the air conditioner. Similarly a 10kW solar system will generate 10kWh of power for every hour that it is outputting power at full capacity. If on a sunny
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Instant Asset Write-Off Extended Until December 2020

What is the instant asset write-off scheme? The federal government’s instant asset write-off scheme allows businesses with a turnover of less than $500 million to claim an immediate tax deduction of up to $150,000 on assets purchased this year. Assets that are eligible for dedication include vehicles, tools, office equipment and the entire cost of a solar installation.  How has the instant asset write-off changed recently? The extension of the instant asset scheme until the end of the year is part of the Australian government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The recent changes have strengthened the incentive with the hope
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