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100kW solar PV systems: Compare prices and installer options

February 20, 2018
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100kW solar systems are among the most popular commercial solar system sizes in Australia, as this size is the cutoff point for up-front incentives through the federal government (larger systems also receive a benefit, but it is ongoing). This article provides an overview of most of the key points that businesses need to know if […]

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Melbourne solar panels: Compare system prices and installers

February 12, 2018
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Are solar panels still worth the investment in Melbourne? It would seem so: Tens of thousands of Victorian households have installed solar PV systems in the last few years alone, with 10-15% of homes in the Melbourne area now meeting at least part of their energy needs with the sun. This article takes a look at […]

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Solar power for homes: Still worth it in Australia?

December 6, 2016
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Lots of things have changed in recent years with regard to solar power for homes. The business case for going solar – the investment-worthiness of solar panels – has quickly progressed through roughly three stages since the solar panel boom began in Australia in around 2008. Making a long story short, these stages were: Stage 1 […]

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1kW solar PV systems: Pricing, output, returns

December 1, 2016
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Should you install a 1 kilowatt (kW) solar system for your home? These days, 1kW solar system installations are relatively rare, as larger systems frequently offer better value for money at only a modestly higher price. The smallest size of system that Solar Choice keeps track of in our monthly Solar PV Price Index articles […]

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50kW solar systems: Compare prices and options anywhere in Australia

September 15, 2016
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50kW is one of the most popular solar system sizes for commercial solar applications in Australia. Any business owner can attest that grid electricity prices have risen dramatically in the past few years, and many are now turning towards solar power as a way to reduce their bill. This article takes a look at pricing, […]

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Pricing, electricity yield and returns for 8kW solar PV systems

August 26, 2014
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Rooftop solar power has taken Australia by storm, with more than 10% of suitable rooftops now decked out with solar panels across the country. Different sizes of solar PV systems have proliferated depending on which incentives & what prices were available at the time of installation, as well as on the electricity needs of the […]

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‘Talesun Smart’ PV modules provide integrated real-time performance monitoring

June 30, 2014
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Zhongli Talesun Solar has released a new range of PV modules with real-time module-level performance monitoring at SNEC 2014, International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference and Exhibition. This is another welcome addition to the evolution of ‘smart modules’. The Talesun Smart modules are fitted with a monitoring circuit which allows for remote monitoring of individual modules […]

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Solar power for car dealerships: Benefits and options

June 5, 2013
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The popularity of solar panels as a cost-cutting measure has been growing quickly in popularity amongst a wide range Australian businesses. This article is about the potential of benefits for solar power for car dealerships, and how Solar Choice Commercial can assist car dealership managers and owners to ensure they get the best value deal on […]

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Are solar panels worth it in Perth, WA?

May 22, 2013
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With incentives having changed significantly both nationally and on the state level, many of those who are considering going solar ask themselves the question: “Is a solar system still worth the investment in Perth?” Thanks to the falling cost of solar panels around the world and the rising price of grid electricity in Australia and […]

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Are solar panels worth the investment in Melbourne, Victoria?

May 16, 2013
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Are solar panels worth it in Melbourne, Victoria? To date, a huge number of homes and businesses in Victoria have made the investment in solar panels, and this trend is slated to continue into the future, even after government subsidies are withdrawn. This article is an overview of the factors that influence the attractiveness of […]

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Are solar panels worth the investment in South Australia?

May 3, 2013
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Are solar panels worth it in South Australia? Thousands of homes and businesses in the state have made an investment in a solar system to date, with installations skyrocketing in just the past few years. A few different factors influence the attractiveness of solar panels as an investment. This article is an overview of what […]

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Queensland’s solar feed-in tariff changes highlight the popularity of solar PV

March 27, 2013
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The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has released its final report concerning the future of the state’s Solar Bonus feed-in tariff incentive scheme. Although the QCA’s new feed-in tariff rate recommendations–at less than 8c per kilowatt-hour (kWh)–are only a fraction of the 44c/(kWh) rate to be received by those who made the application deadline, there is […]

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