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Sand to Solar Energy Panel!

That’s right! Your solar energy panel is primarily made from silicon, an element which is found in sand. Well how does it happen? […]

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Australian Solar Cities & Communities Growing!

Adelaide, Townsville, Blacktown, Alice Springs, Central Victoria, Perth and Coburg are getting $75 Million dollars over 5 years to demonstrate high penetration uptake of solar technologies, energy efficiency and smart […]

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Emerging Solar Energy Panel Trends

The University of New South Wales holds the record for producing the highest efficiency solar energy cells and has had the privilege of holding this record for approximately 20 years, […]

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How does my Solar Energy Panel perform over time?

Last week in “The Manufacturing and Science behind Solar Energy Panels” we talked about the different types of solar panels you could purchase and what all those complicated names meant. […]

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Solar Power Update from Germany

Solar Powered Germany : a shining example The implementation and ongoing review of feed-in-tariff laws in Germany over the last 19 years has been hugely successful in encouraging solar PV […]

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Australia’s Feed-in-Tariff debate

To Feed-in or not to Feed-in: Encouraging renewable energy electricity production The concept of a feed-in-tariff (FiT) has been around since the 70’s but it was only in the last […]

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Solar Energy : UK FiT for action

Solar Energy Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for UK Households At long last the clouds have parted and the UK has followed its European neighbours to announce a solar feed-in-tariff. The Clean Energy […]

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ACT Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) Revision

Important news for ACT customers only: Earlier this month a strategical recommendation was made by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC in Canberra) that would directly affect the investment […]

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What is Environmental Performance Disclosure?

Yet another reason to go solar! In the second half of this year mandatory disclosure will be introduced for commercial office buildings with a leasable space over 2000 square metres. […]

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Can We Trust Solar Energy Panels From China?

With China being in the news for toy’s being coated with lead paint and other controversial issues with quality control it is quite normal to have concerns with their products […]

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Free power, and the rest

The following article, by Mathew Cawood, appeared in the rural newspaper The Land on 20th of February 2010. It talks about a recent 10kW installation in country NSW that Solar Choice brokered. The installation earns […]

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How to save energy in your home

Every quarter that electricity bill rolls in, and you may be left wondering – how is it so high, and how am I using that much energy? Here is a summary […]

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Solar trackers

NB: Some of the information about Solar Feed-in Tariffs and return on investment in this article may be out of date. See our Solar Feed-in Tariffs page for up-to-date information […]

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NSW feed-in tariff loophole to be closed

A loophole in the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme (the states feed-in tariff) that allowed energy retailers to only offer credit instead of cash will be closed. The NSW Energy Minister, John Robertson, […]

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Ground mounted solar PV systems

The majority of home solar installations are rooftop mounted panels. Roofs offer a practical and ready location to install solar cells on most occasions. But on some occasions the rooftop […]

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The Green Loans program

(N.B. the Australian government’s Green Loan program came to a close on 21 December 2010. Some information below is out of date.) A solar PV system is a great way to […]

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Power prices set to rise by up to 60%

The NSW Energy Minister John Robertson said last Monday that he had received verbal advice from the state’s pricing regulator that power prices could rise by up to 60% in […]

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