Tuesday 29th May, 2018
Solargain Canberra new office now open
  Visit our new Canberra office Solargain is delighted to announce the opening of its new ACT office! Whether you are looking to switch to solar power, solar hot water, or to repair or replace your existing system, our team of experienced consultants is here to help you with all your renewable energy needs. Who? Solar experts Jimmy Miller and Joe McCaffery Where? Unit 1, 9 Whyalla Street,...
Wednesday 25th October, 2017
Stay cool and save money this summer with these clever ideas for cutting your power bill. #1: Ensure your air con is ‘working smarter, not harder’ Resist the temptation to turn your air con on full-boar, in the hope that it’ll cool the room down faster. (All that does is chew up electricity!) Instead, set your air conditioner to around 25°C with a moderate fan speed. Slow and steady wins the...
Thursday 5th October, 2017
  Take control of your solar electricity In the past, if your solar panels produced more electricity than your household used, it made good financial sense to export that excess electricity back to the grid. In return, your electricity company would pay you anywhere between 20c-50c/kWh of electricity.However, lucrative feed-in tariffs like that are now a distant memory, with power companies...
Friday 8th September, 2017
On 20 July 2017, STC prices have dropped dramatically, affecting every company across the solar industry, small or large, as well as PV customers all over Australia. This dip has caused the price of a 5kW solar system to increase by approximately $1000. So how do STCs work and when can you expect system prices to go down again? What are STCs? The solar industry benefits from a government...
Tuesday 29th August, 2017
How to plan for solar when building a home
Building a new home is an exciting yet challenging process. Researching the best suburbs, finding the perfect block of land, choosing the right builder and the seemingly endless decisions about colours, fittings and furnishings - so many things to consider! Have you included solar power on your list? If you're thinking about installing solar power in your new home (either as part of the build or...
Thursday 3rd August, 2017
How much could you save with solar?
Our 3-step guide to saving money on power bills: Step 1 - Going Solar Here is a simulation of your potential savings compared to the same usage without solar power. Please note that solar power systems produce 2 to 3 times more energy in summer than in winter, so your summer bills are a lot lower in the summer months. However, we have taken that into account, and the consumption data provided...
Tuesday 11th July, 2017
3 good reasons to choose LG NeON 2
LG has recently released the NeON 2, an award-winning solar module already labelled “the panel of the future”. From high performance to low degradation, great resistance, and superior warranty cover, the new model from LG ticks every box! Whether you wish to make the switch to solar or to upgrade your current PV system, here are 3 good reasons to consider the LG NeON 2:   1. Produce more...
Thursday 18th May, 2017
Time to go solar
With higher feed-in tariffs, more affordable solar panels, increasingly productive PV systems and valuable STCs, now is the time to make the switch to solar! 5 compelling reasons to go solar: Rising energy costs As energy costs in Australia continue to soar, solar is considered a low-cost energy option.With electricity prices across the country set to further increase from July 2017, switching...
Friday 5th May, 2017
If you are shopping for solar, you may have been warned about phoenix companies which, like their namesake, are reborn from their ashes. But how much do you really know about them and, more importantly, about how to avoid them? What is a phoenix company? Although there is no legal definition of a phoenix company, the Australian Securities...
Monday 10th April, 2017
Winter is coming and your power bills are about to send shivers down your spine. Why not anticipate by analysing your consumption and adjusting your usage? Read on to find out what your electricity bill is made of and how to reduce it thanks to solar energy, load shifting and battery storage. Understand your electricity bill Your Synergy bills vary according to your plan, consumption and...