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Step by step solar installation process

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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Solar System: The Solution To Rising Power Costs

Solar System: The Solution To Rising Power Costs

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 The Sun

Store Power From The 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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The financial benefits of ‘going solar’ for small business

The financial benefits of ‘going solar’ for small business

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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12 Questions to ask your solar installers

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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