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Solar Power Financial Incentives Explained

Solar Power Financial Incentives Explained

Buying solar panels for your home can seem pretty confusing at first. Can you still get solar rebates? How do you know what sized system to install? Will you need to notify your power company? How do you choose the right installer? And what on earth is a feed-in...

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The Tesla Energy Plan

If you’re on the ball with your energy saving and have already installed a Tesla Powerwall in your home, do we have news for you! The new Tesla Energy Plan, powered by Energy Locals is offering the best electricity rate in South Australia* and it helps feed back in to...

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What is the SA Home Battery Scheme?

The SA Home Battery Scheme is a State Government subsidy which helps homeowners to pay for the installation of home battery systems. The Scheme is now available to 40,000 households in the state, with all South Australian’s who have households on the grid given the...

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All you need to know about the new Tesla Powerwall

Tesla is a name that has become synonymous with sustainability, quality and forward-thinking attitudes. For over 10 years, Tesla has been building integrated battery systems in cars. It’s innovation like theirs- using expert knowledge and quality control- that has...

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Approved Solar Retailer Update

Approved Solar Retailer Update

Back in January, Solar Power Direct became Clean Energy Council Approved Retailers, which comes with a whole range of benefits to you as a consumer. You can read more about that here. Yesterday, the Victorian Government announced that it is introducing a new...

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Solar scheme to remain unchanged

Solar scheme to remain unchanged

Last week, as the Federal Government argued over the National Energy Guarantee and threatened to scrap the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), the Clean Energy Council (CEC), Australia's peak body for the clean energy industry, stood its ground. On 15 August,...

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How does solar work?

How does solar work?

Whether you're thinking of installing solar or have already taken the leap, you might be a bit confused about how the system actually works. Here are some frequently asked questions about solar systems and how they work to help clear things up: What is solar PV? PV...

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Maximise your solar power and save

Maximise your solar power and save

G​et more value from your rooftop solar power with battery storage systems that allow you to use more of what your gridconnect system produces. Master electrician and managing director of Solar Power Direct, Paul Maiolo, says a solar battery storage system collects...

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The case for going Solar now

The case for going Solar now

Investing in grid connect solar power for your home or business sooner rather than later makes sense as Federal Government incentives start to reduce each year from now. Master electrician and managing director of Solar Power Direct Paul Maiolo says the Government...

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Are you eligible for a Small-Scale Technology Certificate?

Are you eligible for a Small-Scale Technology Certificate?

Solar panels are the preferred way for Australians to reduce their carbon footprint and electricity bills. However, that means that many Australians are already looking to add or replace their solar system. This may affect their eligibility for small-scale technology...

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Step by step solar installation process

You've decided to go with solar, but you're unsure of how to get there. Installing a solar panel system doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s a step by step breakdown of the installation process: 1. Do your research Do your research before investing in solar to make...

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Direct The Power Back Home

Direct The Power Back Home

You can bank on solar power to reduce costs at home or at your business as the price of electricity continues to soar. Master electrician and managing director of Solar Power Direct, Paul Maiolo, says solar power is a great option for homes across the world and it’s...

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Solar panel head-to-head: Jinko versus Q-Cells

Solar panel head-to-head: Jinko versus Q-Cells

Solar panels are one of the leading sources of renewable energy in Australia, and more homes and businesses are running on solar power every day. But not all solar panels are made equal. Different types of solar cells vary in their efficiency, size and manufacturing...

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Let The Sun Shine With Solar

Let The Sun Shine With Solar

From the Messenger Trades & Services (Stephanie Timotheou): MORE than a million homes and businesses across Australia use solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to generate clean and reliable electricity. With government funding still available to those who install them,...

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What is solar battery storage?

What is solar battery storage?

In recent weeks battery power storage has become a major talking point, with many politicians and media outlets declaring it will be the solution to South Australia's energy insecurity. This is no surprise to Solar Power Direct, who have been installing battery...

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