October 2016 Blog Archive

26th Oct 2016
China’s appetite for solar benefits Aussie buyers
Are you still undecided about investing in solar PV panels for your home? If you’re put off by the cost involved, it’s time you had another look because solar panel prices are lower than ever before, meaning now is an excellent time to buy. The reason for this lies in China. Background In the first six months of 2016, China experienced a massive surge in the uptake of solar PV systems. In fact, the Chinese installed a whopping 20GW of new solar panels in that time. That’s triple the amount they installed in the first half of 2015. What does 20GW of solar capacity equate to? To put it into
6th Oct 2016
overloading
Overloading your system makes financial sense As the cost of solar panels continues to decrease, so too has the cost of adding capacity to your solar PV system. By adding extra panels to your system when it is first installed, you are benefiting from increased production straight away and lower installation costs compared with adding the extra panels at a later date. With panels facing multiple orientations, you can achieve even greater savings as your system is capable of producing more electricity over a longer period of time each day, pumping out power earlier in the morning or later in the
6th Oct 2016
replacing solar hot water system
When was the last time you thought about your solar hot water system? It’s one of those things we take for granted when it’s working properly. However, we recommend you start researching a replacement well before your current system stops working. Otherwise you’ll be left with no hot water, no idea what to buy and no time to research your options. Yet, with a little forward planning, you’ll know exactly what to do when your solar hot water system finally bites the dust. How will I know when my solar hot water system needs replacing? The age of your system and the symptoms it’s displaying can
4th Oct 2016
retrofitting battery
You’ve already invested in a solar PV system for your home (or are thinking about doing so) and, now, you’re wondering how you can maximise your savings by adding battery storage into the mix. Read on to discover just how easy it is to retrofit batteries to your solar power system. Battery storage is the way of the future According to the Climate Council, Australia is expected to be one of the largest markets for battery storage due to: the high cost of electricity the large number of households with solar panels Australia’s excellent solar resources As feed-in tariffs are phased out (meaning