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Solar System: The Solution To Rising Power Prices

Solar System: The Solution To Rising Power Prices

Homeowners wanting a long-term solution to reducing their electricity bills take note: There is still time to take advantage of government incentives to install rooftop solar power systems. Despite being available on a sliding scale since January 1, the Small-scale...

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Store Power From Sun

You can now dismiss your concerns about switching to solar power and feeling it might not match your household's power usage. Master electrician and managing director of Solar Power Direct, Paul Maiolo, says the simple answer is to install a solar power battery...

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Solar Choice Helps Give Power To The People

Solar Choice Helps Give Power To The People

South Australia is the ideal place for investing in solar panel installations with its Mediterranean-style climate of hot, dry summers and plenty of sunshine. With this in mind, master electrician and managing director of Solar Power Direct, Paul Maiolo, says it’s...

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Solar Power Upgrades to Benefit Consumers

Solar Power Upgrades to Benefit Consumers

Latter day converts to grid connect PV solar power systems are now free to make upgrade choices likely to benefit them, including increased energy production. That comes with the territory for such residential consumers (Group Four) who've seen the end of feed-in...

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Maintain Solar to Gain Maximum Benefits

Maintain Solar to Gain Maximum Benefits

Tapping into the advantages of roof-mounted solar power systems is a step forward for any household but maintaining the system to maximise your benefits is also important. Master electrician and managing director of Adelaide firm Solar Power Direct Paul Maiolo says...

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How are solar rebates changing?

How are solar rebates changing?

In 2011, and as a part of Australia's Renewable Energy Target, small-scale Technology Certificates were introduced. STCs lower the cost of rooftop solar to households and businesses in Australia and are commonly slot underneath the umbrella term of solar power...

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What happens if my solar system is faulty?

What happens if my solar system is faulty?

It's something you certainly don’t want to happen: one day, in the shower, you find there's no hot water. And then you realise your solar panel system has problems and that it's faulty. This can cause stress as you imagine the cost and time it might take to fix it....

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How solar energy battery storage systems work

How solar energy battery storage systems work

Are you considering installing solar panels but have concerns about the ins and outs of your energy usage? Perhaps you're worried you may not use all the power you create, with some of it going to waste? The simple answer for this is to install a solar power battery...

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Adelaide Solar City Program

Adelaide Solar City Program

Every now and then customers ask us about the Adelaide Solar City program. The program was part of an Australian Government initiative in various locations around Australia creating new ways to save energy, increase the uptake of solar power systems while...

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12 Questions to ask your solar installers

With so many solar panel installers and suppliers claiming to have the best prices and best solar products, there are a few simple questions you can ask to sort out the pretenders from those that actually know what they’re doing. Below we’ve listed some questions that...

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Are you getting what you paid for?

Are you getting what you paid for?

What solar installers are supposed to provide their customers when completing a solar installation A solar installation for your home can be an exciting time. You can feel good about doing something positive to help our environment by adapting your home to renewable...

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5 Reasons Why Your Solar System May Not Be Working

5 Reasons Why Your Solar System May Not Be Working

While solar systems are relatively reliable, some users of solar power have experienced problems where their solar system is not working. According to Choice, Australia's leading consumer advocacy group, around 20 percent of solar system users have had a problem with...

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Are you affected by feed in tariff changes?

Are you affected by feed in tariff changes?

Over the past few years, the government has encouraged homeowners and small businesses to opt for solar panels in order to generate most, or all, of their power from sustainable sources. Not only is solar power a clean, renewable form of energy, it's also obtainable...

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Three Reasons to Maintain Commercial Solar Panels

Three Reasons to Maintain Commercial Solar Panels

Thankfully, solar maintenance is a simple, straightforward process. But the trick is that it needs to happen regularly. To get the most out of your commercial solar panels, and to avoid the need for costly replacement down the track, it's a good idea to hire a...

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7 Hazards of Faulty Solar Systems

7 Hazards of Faulty Solar Systems

Twenty percent of solar panel installations in Australia are dangerous, according to the National Electrical and Communications Association — a shocking statistic for homeowners across the country. Identifying potential solar system dangers could protect you and your...

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Why Solar Panel Maintenance Is Important

Why Solar Panel Maintenance Is Important

One in five Australian homes now uses solar energy for electricity and hot water, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. While these energy systems require little maintenance, calling in a professional to check your solar panels can save you money and...

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