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Solar Conferences Coming Up!

There are a lot of influential people talking about Solar Power and they will all engage in progressive and hopefully productive discussions over the course of the following conferences: […]

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Victoria to get serious about Solar Power!

Victoria is a state that is blessed with great wind sites and currently has 300 megawatts of wind power in operation. With a further 1000 megawatts of wind being approved […]

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Solyndra’s revolutionary Solar Panel Tubes!

Every day solar panel companies are patenting technologies that keep them ahead of the technology curve. One of the recent additions to the front of this curve is Solyndra‘s solar […]

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Sunny Boy visits Solar Choice

Solar Choice is committed to expanding our knowledge base, and sharing that culture of knowledge with you. While we work with a wide range of installers who use a wide […]

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Solar Panels on your roof and where else?

This week we’ll take a brief look at the versatility of solar power and what people are doing with their photovoltaic panels. This first segment will take a look at […]

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The Enhanced Renewable Energy Target

The enhanced Renewable Energy Target (eRET) legislation has been passed by the Australian Parliament. It is projected to unlock between $20-25 billion in investment and create thousands of jobs. […]

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Solar Panels and Smart-Grids!

What really are Smart Grids, what is Australia doing about it and what does it mean for the solar panels installed on your roof? […]

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Conventional and Transformerless Inverters

Our earlier article, ˜Solar Panel Installations are changing!‘ discussed the modern evolution of solar technology. As noted, one big change that may increase efficiency and lower costs is the shift […]

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Queensland Solar Bonus Update

Launched in 2008, Queensland’s Solar Bonus Scheme encourages the expansion of clean energy by guaranteeing that homes and small businesses are paid a premium rate for surplus electricity generated by […]

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Feed-in Tariff Scheme announced by Western Australia

–Update 22 August 2011: the WA solar feed-in tariff scheme has closed. For regularly-updated list of state-by-state feed-in tariffs, please visit out solar power feed-in tariff page or contact a Solar Choice broker […]

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Solar Panel Installations are changing! How? Why?

When connected, your Solar Panel Installation looks like the image above. However, with advances in technology the average solar panel system is changing the way it looks, sounds and costs. […]

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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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