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Solar battery storage calculator and getting to a $0 electricity bill
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If you installing Solar Panels and your considering adding a Solar Battery Storage System, then you need to consider your consumption profile. If you're not home during the day, installing a Solar Battery will we a good option for you.

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Benefits of installing a hot water heat pump / Why install a hot water heat pump?
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Who doesn’t love a hot shower? But did you know that hot water heating accounts for around 21 per cent of the total energy bill for most Australian homes? That’s a big chunk of your power bill.  Fortunately, there’s a

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Benefits of installing a pool heat pump
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  A swimming pool in your back garden is a wonderful lifestyle asset – and we all know the health benefits that come from regular swimming.  But most people use their pool only in the summer months. That’s because the

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Selling my solar power to neighbours: when will I be able to do it?
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Cutting out the middleman – i.e. electricity retailers – and selling your surplus solar power direct to your neighbours sounds appealing. It’s like Facebook Marketplace for your solar electricity! Solar energy trading is set to become a great way to

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Chinese solar panels: why they are some of the best in the world
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Did you know that the world’s best solar panel – Sunpower Maxeon 5 – is made in China? Sunpower Maxeon 5 panels hold the world record for solar panel efficiency and are used on NASA spaceships and space stations. They’re

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What size solar system do I need?
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One of the first questions people ask us when thinking about going solar is, “What size solar system do I need?”. A few years ago, the answer would have been, “Size your solar system to meet your current daytime electricity

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My roof is shaded. Is solar still worth having?
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You like the idea of solar, but you’re concerned that there’s too much shading on your roof for a solar panels system to work properly. If this sounds like your situation, keep reading.  This article explains: The different types of

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How to increase your solar self-consumption
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Using more of your self-generated solar electricity during the day is the key to lower electricity bills and a faster payback on your solar panels system. The more you consume of your own solar electricity, the less you need to

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Victorian government interest free solar loans
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Did you know that the Victorian Government is offering interest-free solar loans to households for approved solar power systems? Worth up to $1,400, the interest-free government loan is part of the Solar Homes Program, a $1.3 billion Victorian Government scheme

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Solar power monitoring systems: not just for geeks
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What’s monitored, is measured. When you think about it, this saying is only too true. Your bank balance, your child’s progress at school, your health… and so the list goes on. If you’re in touch with what’s happening, you can

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Solar panel maintenance: Is it worth doing?
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Getting your solar panel system maintained on a regular basis is not just important – it’s essential.  A professional solar maintenance service will ensure: your solar system is working properly. your electricity bill savings are maximized. the solar system is

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Why going solar is still worthwhile, even if you can’t export to the grid
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Is it worth getting solar if your network distributor – the company who owns the poles and lines in your region – limits how much solar power you can export back to the grid? The short answer is YES.  This

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Solar Panel Cleaning. Is it worth doing?
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  Keeping your solar panels clean and your solar power system maintained is worth doing to ensure it works as efficiently as possible. Like getting your car serviced or cleaning your gutters, it’s important to stick to a regular maintenance

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Breakthrough in solar cell technology promises 1000% more power
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It’s a stunning fact that in just one and a half hours, the amount of the sun’s energy that reaches Earth is more than the world’s total yearly energy consumption. An equally mind-blowing stat is that only 2.4% of our

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Making home energy improvements with net zero in mind
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  The term net zero is bandied around a lot at the moment. What does it mean? “Going net zero means removing as many emissions as we produce”, according to Friends of the Earth. In other words, our homes reach

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Want green electricity and a great deal? Where to look for the best offers
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Electricity retailers are switching onto the fact that, increasingly, homes and businesses want their electricity to come from renewable energy sources. The demand for so-called green electricity is skyrocketing. Never slow to miss an opportunity, electricity retailers are responding with

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Top reasons why home battery storage is becoming increasingly popular
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Australian homeowners’ enthusiasm for solar battery storage is resulting in double-digit growth in battery installations. Last year saw a 20 per cent increase in residential solar battery uptake.  The installation of 33,000 home batteries in Australia in 2020 was particularly

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Warranties on your solar panel system: what you need to check
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Your solar system is meant to last 25-30 years – so getting the best warranties is vital. There are a lot of ‘smoke and mirrors’ in the solar world when it comes to warranties. This post demystifies the topic and

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Why 10kW is the ideal size for a home solar system
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Driving down the street, you’ll notice that solar systems being installed are much larger than five years ago.  Back then, a 3kW system (with around 12 panels) was all -the-go.  Virtually no-one had 10 kilowatts. But the appetite for ever-bigger

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What’s causing the Chinese solar panel price hike?
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For the first time in 10 years, the price of solar panels is rising.  What’s causing this trend and what can you do about it? To get to the nub of this question, it’s important to understand that around 80%

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Act now! Beat the Solar Rebate Cut
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From 1st of January 2022, the value of the Federal Government’s solar rebate will drop by 10 percent.  On a typical 10kW system, this means a price rise of between $460 and $630 depending on where you live in Australia.

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COVID-19’s Impact on Household Energy Consumption
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COVID-19 has had a profound impact on many of our lives. From the way we’ve socialized, worked, and took care of people, COVID-19 became a daily obstacle for us in protecting ourselves. More importantly, it changed the way many industries

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A Guide to Off-Grid Solar
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How Do You Get “Off-the-Grid” With Solar Energy? When residential or commercial properties initially go solar, they believe that have officially gone “off the grid.” The owners of these properties do not understand that at nighttime, the energy they need

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Going Solar is easier than you think
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The Best Time To Buy Solar Panels In 2021 Technically, there’s no one right answer to when someone should buy solar panels. The sooner you can get your consultation for solar panels to be installed onto your home, the sooner

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Types of Solar Energy Panels: A Quick Guide
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What are the types of Solar Panels? Solar energy panel technology has reached a new height in the last couple of years, and with new technology, comes new ingenuity. There isn’t necessarily a “one-size-fits-all” type of solar panel, but there

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Jinko Solar Vs LONGi Solar
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Jinko and LONGi are some of the long-term players in the Chinese Solar Energy industry, and both boast a wide array of products, reach, and some of the best solar technology on the planet. In this article, we will be

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Solar Panel Efficiency in 2021
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There has been a long-standing question of how efficient solar panels can be, and as years go by (and with us needing more renewable energy than ever before) solar technology companies are ramping up their developments to make solar panel

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Everything you need to know about Tier 1 Solar Panels
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If you’re looking to install solar energy (and maximise your savings) you must know about the elite of the elite – Tier 1 Solar Panels. In this article, we’re going to be discussing with you what Tier 1 Solar Panels

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The Buyer’s Guide to Solar Panels Mid North Coast | Solar Run
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Buying solar panels on the Mid North Coast can be an overwhelming process due to the sheer number of solar energy solutions available on the market today. No matter if you’re in Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Grafton or up

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SolarEdge VS Fronius Solar Inverter
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Solaredge inverters and Fronius inverters are among the most popular solar products on the market today. Their growing customer base and excellent reviews are a result of the value for money that these inverters provide.  What is a Solar Inverter?

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The Buyer’s Guide to Solar Panels Gold Coast | Solar Run
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Buying solar panels on the Gold Coast can be an overwhelming process due to the sheer number of solar energy solutions available on the market today. The ample sunshine and environmentally conscious culture make the Gold Coast a haven for

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Best Solar Inverters 2021 | All the Top Solar Inverter Brands Ranked
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Understanding the role of inverters in your home solar PV system is essential to calculating the performance, output, durability and cost of your solar panels. The vital role played by inverters is the conversion of DC electricity into usable AC

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Solar Quotes | Finally a Solar Quote Process Explained!
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Finding quality solar quotes from an accredited installer can be challenging. Solar energy retailers often make their quote process complex and opaque. Finding a good deal on commercial solar and home solar products should be simple. Our friendly specialists guide

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Feed-In Tariffs (FIT) | Earn money from your solar panels
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Understanding how a Solar feed-in tariff (FIT) can save you money is crucial to maximising your solar system and getting the best deals from electricity retailers. More Australian homes than ever before have installed solar panels, however very few people

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500kW Solar System | Guide to Large Commercial Solar Installations
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Renewable energy has permanently altered the energy industry. In recent years we have seen unmatched growth in solar energy technology. Solar products are now more powerful, more efficient and more durable than ever before. A decade ago it was unfathomable

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200kW Solar Systems | Price Guide to Commercial Solar Installations
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Large commercial solar power systems are the secret to many Australian businesses cutting their expenses and boosting their profits. Switching your business to solar provides a range of financial, environmental and marketing benefits. The falling cost of solar installations combined

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100kW Solar System | Price Guide to Commercial Solar Installations
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Installing a 100 kilowatt commercial solar power system is the perfect way to cut your electricity bills, reduce your carbon footprint and boost your profits. The falling cost of solar products has resulted in many Australian businesses making the switch

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50kW Solar Systems | Guide to Commercial Solar
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The business case for installing a 50 kilowatt solar system has become overwhelming. Investing in a 50kW system to power your medium sized business with solar electricity will slash your power bills and dramatically boost your profits over the long

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20kW Commercial Solar Systems | Renewable Energy Guide
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If you’re still paying full price on electricity bills for your business then you’re losing money. Commercial solar is the way that Australian businesses are harnessing renewable energy to lower expenses and boost profits. A 20 kilowatt solar pv system

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9.9kW (10kW)Solar Panel System Cost & Buying Guide
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Note: A 10 kilowatt solar system is generally a 9.9 kilowatt solar system (kW) that has been rounded up for simplicity. For the purposes of this article we will use 10kW and 9.9kW interchangeably.A solar energy system powered by 10kW

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6.6kw Solar System Installation | Price Guide & Information
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Anyone looking for a cost effective way to lower their electricity bill should be considering a solar energy system installation. A solar power system is a means of accessing renewable energy while also reducing your carbon footprint and your expenses.

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Solar Panels Hobart | Battery Storage, Rebates & Solar Systems
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The cost of installing solar panels in Hobart is falling every year, but with federal government rebates scaling down from January 1 2020, now is the best possible time to make the switch to solar energy.While many Tasmanians have already

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Solar Panels Melbourne, Complete buyers guide 2022
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Melbourne homeowners are blessed with massive solar rebates! But hurry, rebates are reducing from the 1st of January 2022. Rebate amounts are limited and available to new solar panels Melbourne installation and solar battery storage systems. What do you need

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Buyer’s Guide to Solar Panels Adelaide | Solar Run
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There are massive rebates available to install solar panels Adelaide. Electricity prices in South Australia are the most expensive in Australia and some of the highest on the planet, which means that residents of Adelaide have more incentive than almost

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Solar Panels Perth | Are solar panels really worth it for Perth Homeowners?
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  The solar energy industry in Perth is booming, with government funding going towards renewable energy and an increasing number of homes and businesses opting for solar system installation. If you haven’t yet made the switch to solar, now is

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Solar Panels Canberra | Canberra’s complete guide for buying solar panels
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Solar Power in Canberra is at the forefront of solar panel technology, solar PV innovation and solar system installation for homes and businesses. Quality solar systems are now more accessible than ever. Canberra has recently declared that it is powered

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The Buyer’s Guide to Solar Panels Brisbane | Solar Run
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As Australia’s 3rd most populous city, solar panels in Brisbane represent one of the fastest growing technologies with the potential to shift the entire energy market. Brisbane is one of the nation’s major hubs for innovation, technology and environmental sustainability.

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Solar Panels Newcastle | Solar panel Newcastle buyers guide
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  Newcastle and the Hunter Valley are some of the best locations on the planet in terms of solar energy potential; so if you haven’t yet installed solar panels on your home, then this guide has everything you need to

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