Posts by Jonathan

Want to get an off grid solar system? Here’s why you shouldn’t

Off-Grid Solar Systems – What You Need To Know Off-grid solar to most people means disconnecting from the mains power supply completely. Since Enphase and Tesla have released successful residential battery systems, most of the people we talk to are now enquiring about how storage will work with an existing solar system and how will they be able to get off the grid in the not so distant future.  However, there are some important issues that crop up in purchasing and running an off-grid solar system that these people typically aren’t aware of. So without further ado, here are some
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With Cheap Solar Panels You Get What You Pay For

There is a myth going around that solar panels are all the same. The reality is this couldn’t be further from the truth. The difference between cheaper Chinese panels and good quality solar panels from leading manufacturers like LG Solar is so vast that we are often left scratching our heads about how they are even talked about as the same….(?). So let’s shed some light on why all Solaray customers get top quality panels from the leading manufacturers. Solar Panel Longevity In my view, this is the most important point and on its own should be enough to convince most
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Everything you need to know about solar panels

How do solar panels generate electricity? A solar power system converts sunlight into power that can be used in the home. Photons in sunlight hit the solar panel and are absorbed by semiconducting materials, such as silicon. Electrons (negatively charged) are knocked loose from their atoms, causing an electric potential difference. Current starts flowing through the material to cancel the potential and this electricity is captured. Due to the special composition of solar cells, the electrons are only allowed to move in a single direction. An array of solar cells converts solar energy into a usable amount of direct current
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Solar Power For A Terrace House

Installing solar power on a terrace house is now possible thanks to new technology that is currently being used in over 80% of Solaray Installations. Previously, installing solar power on a terrace house was either too expensive or too dangerous. A number of inverters were vandalised or stolen, and the design of the building did not allow for a high-voltage DC cable to be run from the panel array down to the meter board. With an Enphase system, a micro inverter is installed underneath each panel, which means the conversion of DC to AC power takes place up on the
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Everything You Need to Know About The Enphase Solar Battery

The response to the new Enphase Power Storage System has been incredible! We knew that an interest in battery storage was going to explode this year, but we have seen an even greater demand than what we expected. In fact, Enphase has just announced that they will be doubling production in Australia. Solar and storage are a perfect pair. Storage addresses a fundamental problem of solar energy for many households: while solar production peaks during the day, energy consumption is often the highest during the morning and evening. With the Enphase Energy Management System, you can save the energy you
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Is this the end of solar power rebates?

Malcolm Turnbull has shocked Australia with his ultimatum to the senate, and in all likelihood, Australia will now be heading to the polls in July. This may have dire consequences for the solar power industry, as up until now the senate has been blocking the attempted destruction of Australia’s renewable energy industry through the scaling back of the nation’s Renewable Energy Target (RET). Residential solar rebates are a part of the RET, and it is expected that if the RET is reduced any further it would inevitably lead to smaller solar power incentives. There is even the chance that solar
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