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Size Matters When It Comes To Solar

  When you’re looking at a new solar system it pays to think big, thanks to a recent drop in the price of solar systems along with rising feed in tariffs. Independant modelling shows payback time on a 5kw system […]

5 Myths About Solar Busted

Solar is a hot topic right now, but unfortunately much of the information out there is woefully out of date, misguided or just wrong. You’d be amazed how many myths are floating around about solar, but read on – we’re […]

‘Cowboys’: Victorians warned as solar scammers ride into town

A timely reminder to only deal with reputable, known solar brands. As the article says, “Neither Solar Victoria or the government will ever cold-call or visit anyone to promote the Solar Homes program or sell products,” and nor will True […]

Solar Price Comparison Websites: Busting The Myths

You’re a time-poor person chasing a cheaper mortgage, hunting for a better insurance deal AND thinking about making the switch to solar. What do you do? For many Australians it’s a no brainer – they hit the nearest ‘independent’ price […]

Victoria backs solar! New $68m Scheme subsides solar system costs.

If you’re a homeowner in Victoria, switching to solar just got a lot more affordable. From 19 August, the Victorian State Government is offering homeowners a rebate of up to $2,225 towards the cost of your solar system. If you […]

Now’s the Time! Buy Solar and Win A Million Qantas Points!
The Winter chill's been here long enough that you probably have a big heating bill by now, as we all know when temperatures go down, power bills go up, up, up! If you’re over it, why not escape both? Thanks [...]
When electricity companies artificially inflate prices, it’s time to take back the power!
A report recently released by leading think-tank The Grattan Institute calls on politicians to be transparent with Australians about the cost of electricity prices in the future. With the average power bill rising a whopping 130% between 2015 and 2017, [...]
Harness solar savings and enjoy a $20k government benefit
The Government recently announced they are extending a small business tax break that allows businesses to claim immediate deductions on purchases of $20K or less. This means that if your business has an annual turnover of less than $10 million [...]
COSTA RICA – 113 DAYS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
Costa Rica is much more than a lush, green tourist paradise; it’s also a green energy pioneer. The small Central American nation has generated 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources for the past 113 days, and the [...]
AUSTRALIA SETS WORLD RECORD FOR SOLAR EFFICIENCY
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam that could be used for power stations. The team designed and built a new receiver for the solar concentrator [...]
TIME TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU VIEW SOLAR
As this blog is written the writing is already on the wall. The feed in tariffs for solar powered homes are being rolled back. It is dramatic and it is going to hurt a lot of Australian households. The feed [...]
OUR PANELS GET A THUMBS UP FROM CHOICE MAGAZINE
Choosing the right panels for a solar power system is a critical decision. There are many panels on the market, which vary in quality, yet to the casual eye they all look very similar. Which brand of panels to choose [...]