How Are Solar Panels Installed?

man in white dress shirt and blue denim jeans sitting on white and black solar panel

Today nearly 3 million Australian households are using solar energy to generate power for their homes. Using renewable energy from the sun to create solar energy makes for an inexpensive and sustainable energy source and saves you a lot of money on your electricity bills. So if you’re considering making your life more energy efficient…

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How Long Does It Take To Install Solar Panels?

Typical new residential property with solar panels in South Australia

A record 3 million Australians have decided to switch to a home solar system for generating power because they were fed up with high electricity bills. So if you want to join them but have been put off because you’re concerned about how long it takes to install solar panels. You have come to the…

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Is My Roof Structure Safe For Solar Panels

If you are planning to install solar panels in your home or office, you ideally want to install panels in a location where you get the most unobstructed sunlight. The roof naturally becomes the most preferred location for installing solar panels. Solar installation on your roof can save you money on your electric bill, but…

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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

How Long Do Solar Panels Last? When you decide to buy a solar panel, you probably want to know how long solar panels last. Installing solar panels is a great way to save money on utility bills and an admirable move towards supporting a sustainable lifestyle. However, since undertaking solar panel installation can be a…

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Advantages Of East-West Systems In The Commercial Sector

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Types of alignment. 3. East-west system construction. 4. Choosing the inverter 5. Energy yield according to orientation 5.1 Factors influencing the PV yield 6. East-west with 1 MPP tracker 6.1 Lower costs with one MPP tracker 6.2 Positive impact on efficiency 7. Calculation example 7.1 Example A: without oversizing…

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How Do Solar Panels Work?

With over 86% of Australia’s electricity being generated by traditional non-renewable energy sources, it’s not surprising that more and more homeowners are exploring solar energy as an alternative source for their electricity needs. In this article, we’re going to understand what is meant by solar energy and, at the same time, take a look at how solar…

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Smart energy council master installer

Find a Master Installer for your next solar, battery storage or off-grid project   Installing solar is a long-term investment Master installers are professionals who provide expert advice, design and installation to give you the best long-term solar return. To be a Master Installer, installers must pass an intensive training program, and remain current with…

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The Importance Of Choosing A CEC Approved Solar Retailer

It starts with having total peace of mind and ends by knowing you’re working with someone you can trust. By working with a CEC Approved Solar Retailer, you’ll know you’re working with a company that has gone through a rigorous approval process and is committed to delivering solar industry best practices. What is a CEC…

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REC Certified Solar Panel Installers

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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What to look for in a solar panel

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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What Is Base Load Power

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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What does Oversizing mean and Why should I do it?

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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