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Microinverters: Are they right for your solar system?

April 18, 2017
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As the name suggests, microinverters are small inverters for use in solar PV systems, usually installed at a ratio of one per solar panel. By contrast, most solar PV systems in Australia have a single, centralised inverter called a string inverter. What are the advantages of having a solar PV system that uses microinverters instead of […]

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JinkoSolar introduces modules with ‘next generation’ power optimisation

October 17, 2016
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Panel manufacturer JinkoSolar claims to have solved the issue of partial shading of solar panels with its new line of JinkoMX modules, which use an advanced power optimisation technology called a ‘cell string optimiser’ by Maxim instead of conventional bypass diodes. Partial shading and the problem of the ‘weakest link’ With conventional solar PV systems […]

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Solar Choice brokers second 100kW solar system for Doug Hall Poultry

May 5, 2016
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a second 100kW solar PV system for Doug Hall Poultry – this time at the company’s Ellerslie location. The first 100kW system, for Doug Hall’s Millmerran location, was completed about midway through 2015. With multiple locations along Queensland’s regional Ergon network, electricity bills are a substantial part of Doug Hall’s operating costs. […]

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Solar Support Plus – Taking PV system warranties to the next level

March 23, 2016

Solar panels have a standard expected lifespan of 25 years and inverters should last 5-10 years; both products have product warranties whose durations reflect this. In the unfortunate event that a solar system owner needs to file a warranty claim for a faulty panel or inverter, however, the system may produce less or no energy […]

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Hybrid inverters vs battery inverters for home solar energy storage

December 8, 2015
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Home solar energy storage is quickly coming into the mainstream in Australia, thanks to the low cost of solar PV installations here. Every home that installs a battery storage system will need an inverter to convert the stored DC electricity into grid & appliance-friendly AC electricity. The two main choices available are battery-specific inverters and […]

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Solar Choice brokers 100kW solar system for Hume Doors & Timber in Perth

September 17, 2015
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a 100kW solar PV system for Hume Doors & Timber’s location in Perth, WA. Hume’s IT manager initially approached Solar Choice in November 2013 with the aim of obtaining impartial advice on solar for a site in Lansvale, NSW. A business case wad composed by the Solar Choice team, but due to the […]

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Solar Choice brokers winning bid on 100kW system for prominent retail chain premises in western Sydney

July 6, 2015
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Solar Choice Commercial has successfully brokered the winning bid on a 100kW solar installation for the one of the western Sydney locations of a major national retail chain. The completion of the project comes after over four years of dedication by the Solar Choice team, who prepared numerous iterations of business cases as price points shifted over […]

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Solar Choice brokers 79kW of solar across five sites for Galvins Plumbing Supplies in & around Perth

January 6, 2015
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The Solar Choice Commercial team has brokered a total of 79kW of solar capacity across five separate sites owned by Galvins Plumbing Supplies in and around Perth, WA. Galvins contacted Solar Choice in July 2014 to assess the viability and benefits of solar for each of their WA sites. Solar Choice’s in-house engineer analysed the company’s […]

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Victorian network operator to dispatch grid energy storage trial

January 23, 2014
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Victoria’s SP Ausnet, the grid operator for the state, has plans to run an grid energy storage trial in order to examine new ways to deal with the issue of peak electricity demand. The trial signifies a shift in electricity industry thinking with regard to the problem as well as the growing viability and affordability […]

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