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Solar Choice at Sustainable House Day 2011

Sustainable House Day (SHD) has taken place every September since 2001. 2010 saw a record 272 homes open their doors to SHD volunteers and over 40,000 local community members with […]

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Is Solar Power right for you in NSW?

If you believe everything you read in the press, you’d think that solar power in NSW was dead and buried. There is reduced upfront federal assistance (RECs, STCs) for homeowners to buy […]

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Types of solar inverter efficiency

        There are three numbers you will come across when considering purchasing a solar inverter based on its efficiency: peak efficiency, Euro (η) efficiency, and CEC efficiency. […]

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EnaSolar: Web-monitored solar inverters from NZ

  EnaSolar manufactures a range of solar inverters for the residential solar market. Their inverters are some of the most innovative available on the market, with built-in, comprehensive solar system monitoring […]

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WA Solar Feed in Tariff Closed: What’s next?

–Update 22 August 2011: WA’s solar feed-in tariff scheme is closed to new applicants as of  31 July 2011. Currently, residential Synergy customers are eligible for a 7c/kWh Solar Buyback scheme, […]

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Solar Panels Stolen: Solar Panel Insurance?

Last week news news broke that solar panels and inverters with an estimated value of nearly $550k had been stolen from a Gold Coast business in what was described as […]

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SilexSolar SLX Panels: Australian solar power

Update 30 May 2012: SilexSolar has ceased solar panel manufacturing. As SilexSolar parent company SilexSystems is remains operational, however, warranties on SilexSolar products will still be serviceable. Silex is Australia’s […]

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Suntech Solar Panels in Australia

Suntech is the largest manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules in the world. Suntech’s 350-person strong research and development (R&D) team spans three continents. Although Suntech’s head office and manufacturing operations […]

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ACT feed-in tariff closes–again

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) feed-in tariff scheme has reached its cap yet again, a mere two days after small-scale solar power systems were allowed into the eligibility envelope of the territory’s […]

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ACT Solar Feed in Tariff Reopened to Small-scale systems

Australian Capital Territory households and small businesses have been given another chance to tap into the territory government’s ACT Solar Feed-in Tariff scheme. The ACT small-scale (‘micro-generator’) Feed-in Tariff scheme, for systems […]

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South Pacific Solar Power

We are all familiar with the large scale solar projects sweeping developed countries, producing Megawatts, if not Gigawatts of solar electricity.  But what about the 1.4 billion people without access to […]

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SA Feed-in Tariff: Rumours about sudden changes

SA solar customers must have received approval to connect to the grid by 30 September in order to take advantage of South Australia’s 44c/kWh feed-in tariff. (Get a free solar quote comparison of the […]

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