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14th May 2020
The History of Solar Energy
Solar is the word on so many people’s lips now. Renewables are the way of the future, and, with solar energy becoming more affordable, adaptable and powerful every day, that future is closer than ever! However, mankind’s history has been intertwined with the power of the sun since ancient times, and solar energy as we know it today has been around in some form or another far, far longer than you might have thought. Check out the infographic below for the overview, but read on for the full story. Ancient Times Most recently, and most excitingly, we have discovered that the old kingdom of Egypt
4th May 2020
7 ways to save money at home without going out
We are living in bizarre times. One that none of us thought we would ever live through. With many people left working at home, saving money has never been more important. So here are a couple of tips to help keep your wallet happy while you’re cooped up in the house. 7. Keep the groceries simple Now isn’t the time to buy truffles, fanciful spices, and other luxury items. There are plenty of ways to spice up your dishes on the cheap. So, stick to simple stuff for your groceries, the essentials, even if it means cutting back on chocolates and some of your favourites a little. 6. Get back to
4th May 2020
How to pick out quality solar from the pack
With solar only getting better and better, there’s never been a better time to go solar. But with so many providers out there, saying they’re the very best, it can be hard to know which way to go. That’s why we’re not going to tell you we’re the best, instead, we’re going to tell you what makes us different, you can decide for yourself if that makes us the solar provider you want to go solar with. Whichever solar company you explore, you should ensure they have points similar to these, to back up their claims of quality. The experience gained from installing solar for 18+ years Solar companies
16th Apr 2020
5 questions to ask a solar company [Guide]
5 Questions to Ask a Solar Company [Guide] There’s no question about it solar is an investment. However, this investment can be justified when it lowers your electricity bills and reduces your home’s carbon footprint. Before you choose to go solar, it pays (literally) to research the right installer and products to safeguard your investment from costing you more than it should. To help you get the best value for money from your solar company (and system) we’ve listed 5 preliminary questions to get you started. 1. Does the product manufacturer/supplier have a presence in Australia? The
16th Apr 2020
Our 200km journey in an Electric Vehicle
Our Road Trip to Bunbury, Western Australia: Our destination was 200km away; a regional town called Bunbury. With a fully charged battery and a 300km driving range, we gathered the troops (and an irresponsible number of snacks) and set off. On the freeway the car was smooth and with 70km to Bunbury, and a 59% charge, we were pretty relaxed, chatting away as we ramped up to 110kph on cruise control. After a while we noticed we had made a mistake – there was 76km to go to reach Bunbury and we only had a charge of 32% which equates to a 77km driving range. This made us nervous to say the least
16th Apr 2020
Welcome to the Year of the Rat!
With Chinese New Year fast approaching we’d like to give a special shoutout to some of our favourite Chinese manufacturers and their stellar products. We couldn’t do this without them, after all, it’s their fantastic products that are providing so much solar goodness to homeowners right across Australia. Read on to learn more about some of our favourite Chinese manufactured solar products and how they could benefit your home. Huawei Since the company first opened its doors in 1987 in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, Huawei’s products have been famed for their reliability and consistency
16th Apr 2020
How do you know you're getting quality solar products
We pride ourselves on picking only the very best products to offer to all of our valued customers, ones we are confident that will stand the test of time and provide only the very best results
24th Mar 2020
How to be energy independent
Energy independence gives you a level of freedom and peace of mind that few things can. But what is it, and how do you get started?
18th Apr 2019
5 easy ways to reduce your emissions
If you’re like many Australians out there, and are concerned about the environment but not too sure how you can make a real difference, then you’re not alone. According to the 2018 Australian Department of Environment and Energy’s emissions report, combustion of fossil fuels to generate electricity was deemed one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions. This really is not that surprising, as fossil fuel combustion is heavily relied on as a source of electricity across Australia and around the world. So then why is it important for us, as consumers, to start reducing our emissions? And
4th Apr 2019
5 easy ways to reduce your emissions
Unfortunately, many consumers in Australia have found that their solar retailers have liquidated or left the country, leaving them as what’s known as a ‘Solar Orphan’. So what do you do when your solar provider is no longer around? On December 28th, 2018 – A Current Affair did a brief story on “Solar Orphans” which started an important conversation amongst the industry and consumers alike. Various concerns have been raised including warranty issues, completion of installations and company liability – more importantly, what should consumers do if their solar company is no longer around? Leaving
22nd Feb 2019
Grid Voltage
Recent changes in regulation have caused many solar installations to undergo grid voltage issues. After a tricky period during which we have had to go back to some installations a few times to fine-tune, network operators have been very pro-active in fixing the voltage issues that were causing the problems, and the worst is now comfortably behind us. High grid voltages make for inverter outages When you are producing more power than you are using, your inverter needs to send some power back to the grid. In order for a solar inverter to return power to the grid, it must put out a higher voltage