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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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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 Commercial brokers 100kW solar array for Natex Engineering

January 6, 2015
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Solar Choice has brokered the installation of a 100kW solar array for Melbourne-based Natex Engineering. With the client having made the decision to go solar within the space of about two months, the project has one of the shortest turnaround times that Solar Choice has yet brokered for a system of this size. Natex, which was established […]

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Solar Choice brokers 30kW solar system for Slades Beverages in Melbourne

November 6, 2014
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The Solar Choice Commercial team has played a key role in helping iconic Australian soft-drink pioneers Slades Beverages in going solar, brokering a 30kW solar system for the company’s Melbourne office on Keon Parade. Slades Beverages originally contacted Solar Choice looking for an impartial Business Case on the installation of a solar system on their […]

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70kW solar array for Vector Aerospace headquarters in Brisbane

October 31, 2014
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Solar Choice Commercial has managed the tender for a 70kW solar PV system at Vector Aerospace‘s Australian headquarters in the suburb of Eagle Farm in Brisbane, Queensland. The system is expected to save the company roughly $15,000 on power bills annually. Vector Aerospace is a global leader in aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), providing responsive, […]

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Elephants and baboons go solar as Solar Choice manages project tender for Melbourne Zoo

July 1, 2014
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Two of the Melbourne Zoo’s most iconic animals have some of the greenest digs on the campus, thanks to the brokering efforts of Solar Choice Commercial. Managing a tender of options for the Zoo throughout 2013 and early 2014, Solar Choice delivered optimal value on three separate rooftop solar systems totaling around 100kW in capacity. […]

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Solar Choice Commercial brokers 100kW solar installation for Ainsworth Gaming Technology

June 6, 2014
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International Ainsworth Game Technology recently switched on a 100kW solar array for the company’s office in Sydney through Solar Choice. Ainsworth first approached Solar Choice in November 2013 after receiving a quote for a similarly-sized system from elsewhere, but ultimately decided to engage Solar Choice Commercial to act as broker and tender manager for the project. Ainsworth were eager […]

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Solar PV Price Index – May 2014

May 7, 2014
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1.5kW and 2kW solar PV system prices continue to rise from April to May while 3kW-5kW remain steady and 10kW system prices have fallen. This month’s article includes for the first time an indexed chart tracking weighted average $/W prices of solar systems in Australia, in order to provide an at-a-glance perspective on how prices […]

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Solar Choice develops & brokers installation of solar panels for 6 ACT McDonald’s restaurants

January 10, 2014
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Rooftop solar power systems are now generating electricity for 6 McDonald’s restaurants in the ACT. The installations, whose tenders were exclusively developed and managed by Solar Choice Commercial, will save each restaurant thousands of dollars per year on electricity bills via the ACT’s medium-scale 30.18c per kilowatt-hour (kWh) gross solar feed-in tariff, which is now closed to […]

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Solar PV Price Index–Dec 2013

December 10, 2013
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Nationwide, average system prices across all solar system sizes (1.5kW-5kW) increased slightly between November and December, although this trend was not as noticeable with 3kW–5kW systems as with 1.5kW and 2kW system. Bucking this trend, Brisbane and Canberra saw falling prices across virtually all system sizes, while prices stayed more or less flat between this month and […]

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Power-one Aurora Solar Inverters

March 8, 2012
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Power-One is an Italy-based company that manufactures a range of power conversion and management products, and is well-known in the solar PV industry for its quality solar inverters for residential and commercial solar applications–especially its Aurora inverter line. The company was established in 1973, and began producing components for renewable energy systems in 2006. The Power-One solar catalogue […]

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