February 2015 Blog Archive

21st Feb 2015
qcell
Ideas were buzzing, technology showcased and trade secrets swapped when Hanwha Q CELLS, the world’s largest solar cell manufacturer, visited Solargain. Solargain consultants all around the country were treated to a special visit by the Korean solar giants who dropped by to give us a sneak peek into their latest innovations. Hanwha Q CELLS consistently produce some of the finest solar energy technology – highlighted by the first place prize that their solar modules took out over all other polycrystalline modules in the 2013 Photon awards. On top of that, the Desert Knowledge Australia testing
15th Feb 2015
40kinstalls
Solargain is proud to announce the completion of our 40,000th solar installation! The 40,000 milestone mark is comprised of over 10,000 solar hot water installations and well over 30,000 solar PV installations – an achievement that represents a shift in the mindset of many Australians towards the use of renewables as well as Solargain’s commitment to providing quality, affordable solar power systems that make a difference in people’s lives. With locations across Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Newcastle, Sydney and regional Western Australia, we’ve helped customers all across the country
3rd Feb 2015
hybrid inverters
Here at Solargain we’re excited to announce our soon-to-be-released Hybrid Inverters which will have the option for battery storage – that is, batteries that store excess solar energy to use during peak times! Whilst conventional inverters require additional accessories to be retrofitted in order to make them solar battery compatible, hybrid inverters are ‘storage-ready’, which means you’re able to install batteries right away. For current customers with traditional inverters installed, most of Solargain’s inverter models will soon offer retrofit equipment to make them battery compatible. By
3rd Feb 2015
Starbucks
Starbucks is leading the green charge one bean at a time. Rotate your body 360 degrees just about anywhere in downtown Manhattan and you’re almost guaranteed to spot a Starbucks cafe. They’re everywhere! The Starbucks phenomenon isn’t just limited to the States, either. Starbucks is well and truly a global organisation with over 21,000 stores in 65 countries (including 24 cafes across Australia). That means a lot of milk (over 90 million gallons a year), a stack of cups (well over two billion to be precise), huge energy consumption and the collective pupil dilations of millions around the