Manufacturers give a 25 or 30-year warranty for solar panels. Therefore you can be sure that your solar panel will last at least that long operating at peak efficiency. Panels still operate after the warranty period but at reduced efficiency. However, they can only function longer if they aren’t damaged by debris, wind, or [...]
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Looking for a way to cut your household energy bill? You are not alone. Most property owners in the country are in search of affordable, sustainable energy. While the country boasts ideal weather conditions to tap solar energy, the current use of this renewable energy is low. According to Geoscience Australia, the country receives [...]
Are you a homeowner using solar energy in Australia? Are you worried about the safety of your solar panels? If your answer is yes, it is time to learn how you can protect your solar energy system. More property owners now leverage the benefits of solar energy in the country. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency [...]
Victorian households can claim a rebate for their solar PV system installed on or after 19 August 2018, or their solar hot water replacement for a hot water system that’s at least 3 years old from the date of purchase. This is one of the Victorian government’s more recent strategies to encourage more households [...]
Installing solar panels in your home can save you money in a number of ways. You have to understand, however, that the complete return on your investment, or the payback time, may take years - between two and seven years, on average. The payback time, in turn, will depend on several factors, including your [...]
So, you’ve decided to make your household greener by switching at least part of your energy consumption to solar power. There are a number of things you need to consider before making the switch, and one of the questions you need answered is: How many solar panels will you need to power your home [...]
Why should you consider installing solar panels in Melbourne? Aside from the environmental sustainability aspect of using solar panels, harnessing the sun’s energy to support some of your home’s energy needs will also lead to considerable savings in electricity bills. But, of course, there are outright expenses for installation and other related costs. Switching [...]
Now that you know some basic information about solar energy, let's take a look at some information you should know before you invest money into a system. 1. How do solar panels work? Solar panels are comprised of a number of cells which convert light energy into electricity. While the first [...]
Just like purchasing a home, purchasing a solar panel system is a long-term investment and there are many factors that you should take into consideration. Rather than trying to figure them out for yourself, we've put them into an easy list below. 1. Solar Panel Cost Cost is generally the first [...]
These 7 pieces of info will get your solar knowledge base off to a good start. 1. Converting Solar Energy to Solar Power The two main methods for transforming solar energy into usable solar power are: Direct or photovoltaic (PV) cells – These convert the sun’s energy (sunlight) through solar panels [...]