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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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Upsolar solar panels in Australia

October 31, 2017
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Upsolar is a leading international developer and producer of quality solar photovoltaic (PV) modules at competitive prices. The company was founded in 2006 in Hong Kong, and has offices in Australia, the Americas and Europe. Upsolar solar modules: One of the best ‘quality-to-cost’ ratios on the market Upsolar develops and produces solar photovoltaic (PV) modules […]

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Queensland solar panels: Compare installers and system prices

May 12, 2017
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Solar panels remain a popular investment option in Queensland thanks to low solar PV system prices and ample sunshine.  Today, both homes and businesses alike consider going solar as a way to save on energy bills. Instantly compare solar & battery system prices 3 reasons to go solar in Queensland There are essentially 3 reasons for the current level […]

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WINAICO solar panels in Australia

March 3, 2017
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WINAICO Solar is a high-end solar PV panel manufacturer that puts an emphasis on the quality and reliability of its products. The WINAICO module range includes models for residential, commercial, and BIPV applications. WINAICO Solar Panels: Top-shelf components and guaranteed yields WINAICO says that it is set apart from other panel manufacturers in primarily two ways: […]

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New silicone-based AR coating promises 7% higher PV energy output

February 19, 2014
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Glass anti-reflection coatings have been the low-hanging fruit for improving PV module efficiencies, but reaching for it requires the right mix of low-cost approaches and smart science. Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) think they may have cracked it. Dr. Zhiyong Fan and his group have developed a novel coating […]

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Solar panel cleaning made easier: Ritec ClearShield

November 8, 2013
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One of the much-touted advantages of solar panels as an energy generation technology is their low maintenance requirements. Once installed, a solar panel array will continue to produce power for 25+ years, with inverters requiring replacement only 2 or maybe 3 times during that period. One of the only regular maintenance activities that is recommended […]

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Adelaide solar panels: Compare prices & installers

August 21, 2013
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Solar panels have grown hugely in popularity in the past few years, with over 1 million Australian homes having installed solar systems. Adelaide remains one of the best places in the country to install solar panels for a number of reasons. This article is about solar panels in Adelaide, as well as some advice for […]

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Solar panel cost to fall from $0.50 per watt to $0.36/W by 2017: GTM research

June 25, 2013
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Solar panel prices could fall in price from current rates of about 50c per watt to 36c/W by 2017, according to a report (“PV Technology and Cost Outlook: 2013-2017“) from GTM Research. Solar panels (or modules) are the most expensive component of a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, and reductions in the cost of their production […]

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Hanwha Q-cells Solar Panels: Yes, the “Q” stands for “Quality”

May 27, 2013
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The people behind Q CELLS solar panels believe that “Claiming leadership means proving it”, highlighting that R&D is the main focus of the company. Founded in 1999, Q CELLS was acquired by Korea’s Hanwha Group to form Hanwha Q CELLS in 2012. Hanwha’s 60-year history as a highly diversified, global industrial giant adds an additional […]

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Solar panels in Perth, WA: Compare prices & installers

April 30, 2013
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Solar panels are a popular investment option for Perth homes and businesses, even without a strong state-sponsored feed-in tariff. Because of the high cost of electricity across Western Australia, the business case for installing solar panels in Perth remains compelling. This article is an overview of what needs to be considered when going solar in Perth, WA. The […]

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Canadian Solar’s tutorial on solar power systems, solar PV panels and solar PV cells

November 30, 2012
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At Solar Choice we find ourselves in the very fortunate position that some of the world’s biggest solar manufacturers are happy to give up some of their time to visit our Sydney office, this week we welcomed Rod Sears of Canadian Solar. Rod has over 10 year experience in the solar industry, previously working for […]

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Australia’s first solar desalination plant approved

September 6, 2012
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The clean energy applications of solar PV, powering everything from our homes and schools to large sports stadiums, are well-documented but less well known is thier potential to provide us with clean drinking water. Thanks to the research and technological developments of Australian company, F CUBED, the town of Ceduna in South Australia will be […]

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SolarBridge Technologies: Microinverters for AC solar panels

August 17, 2012
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SolarBridge Technologies is a US-based company whose mission is to facilitate uptake of rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) by reducing its complexity and improving its cost-efficiency, developing and manufacturing reliable, high-quality AC microinverters for integration with solar panels. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend Related PostsHow does […]

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Bosch Solar Panels in Australia

August 7, 2012
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Bosch is a 125-year-old German engineering company with a globally recognised name. Known mainly for its  automobile parts and power tools, Bosch has also been involved in the solar PV industry since 2008 as Bosch Solar Energy, bringing its reputation for excellence to bear in the production of high-end solar panels. Recommend on Facebook Share […]

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LG solar PV panels in Australia

April 19, 2012
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LG (“Life’s Good”) is a leading global technology innovator in electronics, mobile communications, and home appliances. The energy solutions division of LG manufactures solar panels for residential and commercial solar PV installations. In addition to the fact that they bear a trusted brand name, LG solar PV panels boast a number of features that make […]

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SOLON Solar PV Panels in Australia

April 11, 2012
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SOLON is a Germany-based, international solar PV maker and supplier involved in the development and manufacturing of solar PV panels and solar PV system solutions. SOLON has more than 15 years’ experience in the solar PV sector, subsidiaries throughout Europe and North America, 1 gigawatt of panels installed world-wide, and a growing presence in Australia. […]

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Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline Solar Panels: Busting Myths

March 27, 2012

One of the most common comments that the Solar Choice Energy Brokering team hear from our customers relates to the issue of monocrystalline vs polycrystalline (or ‘multicrystalline’) solar panels. Although monocrystalline panels had the initial advantage of being seen as the superior technology in the Australian market, as time goes on and both technologies improve, […]

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Trina Honey Cell Technology Solar PV Panels reach Australian market

March 26, 2012
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Trina Solar, one of the biggest vertically-integrated manufacturers of solar PV panels in the world, released 2 new lines of modules using its ‘Honey’ solar PV cell at the beginning of 2012. TUV Rheinland, an independent solar PV module testing organisation, verified the peak output of one of these–the PC/05A 60-cell module–at 274 watts in […]

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First Tindo Karra 240 Solar Installation in Adelaide

March 16, 2012
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The first installation using Australia’s own Tindo Karra 240 solar panels has been installed in Adelaide. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend Related PostsReport identifies the Australians missing out on solar (30 Apr, 2018) ESB scraps proposal of mandatory storage for all new wind & solar (19 […]

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Suntech Pluto solar PV cells achieve 20.3% efficiency

March 15, 2012
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The world’s largest manufacturer of solar panels, Suntech Solar, has achieved a new level of efficiency in one of its products. Its proprietary Pluto technology was demonstrated to hit an efficiency of 20.3% (sunlight–>usable electricity) in laboratory conditions using its standard commercial-grade polycrystalline silicon solar PV cells. The company expects to reach an efficiency of […]

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Chinese Government ups solar PV manufacturing targets

March 6, 2012

The Chinese government released a report detailing its ambitious near-term targets for solar PV manufacturing over the course of the nation’s 12th 5-year plan, which began in 2011. The plan calls for 50,000 tons of annual polysilicon production and 5 gigawatts of solar PV cell production capacity by 2015, as well as a number of other goals […]

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Sun-Earth: Reliable, affordable solar panels with a 35 year history

January 18, 2012
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Sun-Earth is one of the oldest solar panel manufacturers in the PV industry, with nearly 35 years’ experience producing complete solar PV modules. The company has its production plants and headquarters in China, plus regional branche offices in Australia, Germany, the United States, and other locations throughout Europe and Asia. Sun-Earth produces a range of dependable, […]

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Tindo: Australia’s home-grown solar panel manufacturer

January 16, 2012
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The global solar power industry has seen unprecedented turbulence over the last several years, and Australia is no exception to this. With the rapid expansion of the solar photovoltaic (PV) panel manufacturing base–especially in China–comes fierce competition between the players in a field where 10 years ago there was very little. This increased competition is […]

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Kyocera Solar PV Panels: An unparalelled commitment to excellence that spans decades

January 16, 2012
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Kyocera Solar boasts some of the most efficient and arguably the most reliable solar photovoltaic (solar PV) panels in the extremely competitive emerging global solar industry. A strong player in the solar field since long before solar power reached its current status as a mainstream and well-regarded electricity generation source. Kyocera Solar has made steady […]

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Dyesol Solar: Dye-and-nanotech Solar Photovoltaics

December 7, 2011
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Dyesol is positioning itself to revolutionise the solar photovoltaics (PV) industry by making available an innovative but still largely uncommercialised PV technology: the Dye Solar Cell (DSC). DSC is a 3rd generation solar PV technology that uses a ‘sandwich’ of materials to mimic the photosynthetic process of plants in order to create electricity from sunlight. […]

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How to identify a good solar PV panel manufacturer

December 6, 2011
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With lifespans of 25+ years, installing a solar PV system is something that most people will only ever do once. This makes it imperative to ensure that the components used in your installation are of high quality, dependable, and that the company has credibility, staying power and offers good warranties. Sourcing good product should go […]

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Solarwatt Easy-In BIPV roof systems

November 30, 2011
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Solarwatt is a solar photovoltaic (solar PV) module maker based in Dresden, Germany. In addition to standard solar modules, the company also provides off-grid solar and building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) solutions. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend Related PostsExpanding an existing solar system with more panels and/or […]

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SunPower Solar Panels in Australia

October 6, 2011
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    The world record for solar panel efficiency goes to SunPower‘s solar panels: 24% cell efficiency (sunlight  –> usable electricity in laboratory conditions) and 19.6% conversion efficiency (sunlight –> usable electricity in real-life conditions) with the SunPower E19 / 320W solar modules. SunPower prides itself in its hard-earned reputation for world-leading technology and excellent […]

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Suntech Hiperforma 240W and Superpoly 290W Vd solar panels released in North America

August 17, 2011
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Suntech Solar, the world’s largest producer of solar panels in the world, has recently released two new panels into the North American market: Hiperforma 245-watt panel using Suntech’s PlutoPower(TM) technology for residential, commercial and utility-scale applications; and its 290-watt Vd series for commercial solar installations. Although these solar panels are not yet available in Australia, most of […]

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Solyndra Solar Tubes: Installations growing in Australia

August 12, 2011
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Solyndra solar tube technology has been widely praised as one of the most innovative approaches to solar electricity generation in the world. Solyndra modules utilise ordinarily lower-efficiency (compared to mono- and poly-crystalline silicon) thin-film CIGS photovoltaics technology in an ingenious configuration that enables higher module efficiencies, and simplifies and reduces the cost of array installation. […]

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SilexSolar SLX Panels: Australian solar power

July 19, 2011
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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 leading home-grown solar panel manufacturing brand, offering 3 sizes of solar panel–all assembled at Silex’s Sydney Olympic Park facility, the largest solar panel manufacturing plant in the southern […]

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