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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

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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Adelaide Solar City Program

Adelaide Solar City Program

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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12 Questions to ask your solar installers

As an Australian business, there are plenty of reasons to go solar. Firstly, we all know that protecting the environment is important. Because of this, many responsible business owners and managers are choosing to keep their greenhouse gas and carbon emissions to a...

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Are you getting what you paid for?

Are you getting what you paid for?

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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5 Reasons Why Your Solar System May Not Be Working

5 Reasons Why Your Solar System May Not Be Working

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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Are you affected by feed in tariff changes?

Are you affected by feed in tariff changes?

With more than 160,000 homes and businesses using solar power in South Australia alone, solar energy is becoming a preferred way for Australian households to reduce their power bills and carbon footprint. However, some new solar power converts are finding it difficult...

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Three Reasons to Maintain Commercial Solar Panels

Three Reasons to Maintain Commercial Solar Panels

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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What happens if my solar system is faulty?

7 Hazards of Faulty Solar Systems

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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Why Solar Panel Maintenance Is Important

Why Solar Panel Maintenance Is Important

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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Solar Maintenance Program

Solar Maintenance Program

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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