Being REC Certified, is more than just a picture on the wall When a lot of companies in our business say they’re ‘certified installers’, what they’re really saying, is that they have a piece of paper hanging on the office wall for everyone to admire, and not a great deal more. But being REC Certified…

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Solar Panel Efficiency When people mention solar panel efficiency, they are referring to the ratio of the energy in sunlight that hits the surface of a panel to the electrical energy produced by a module.  This ratio is expressed as a percentage and can be found in the panels data sheets.  As a guide, all…

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Whenever conservatives argue against the introduction of renewable energy, they talk about “base load power” and the inability for renewable energy generation such as wind and solar to supply base load power. Former Federal Liberal PM Tony Abbott: “The only way we can have reliable baseload power is through coal and gas, particularly coal.” Minerals…

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The Australian public is getting very savvy when it comes to solar.  Most consumers now know about oversizing a solar array and its benefits. But it is always worth going over things again.  What is Oversizing In simple terms oversizing is when you put a larger wattage of panels than the wattage of the inverter.…

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Over the 13 years of my involvement in the solar industry, I have seen some very questionable behavior from solar companies and some activities that are outright dangerous. These companies are not only hurting consumers, they are also damaging the industry and the ethical companies that are trying to do the right thing.  It’s more…

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Our Sun produces two forms of energy, photovoltaic energy produced by the Sun’s light and solar thermal energy, produced by the Sun’s warmth. We use both forms; photovoltaic energy can produce electricity and thermal produces warmth.  According to Emily Kerr of Harvard University “The Sun emits enough power onto Earth each second to satisfy the entire human energy…

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