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THE IMPACT OF SHADING ON SOLAR PANELS

Posted on March 22, 2019

Any amount of shade cast on your solar panels is going to be detrimental to the output of your system, and in a roundabout sort of way it will be costing you money. Even partial or speckled shading for small portions of the day can greatly impact your solar gain. If only one cell (out […]

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IS MY GRID FEED SOLAR SYSTEM WORKING AS WELL AS IT SHOULD?

Posted on March 13, 2019

A grid-connected solar system is designed to be simple and passive so that you don’t need to flick switches or monitor it every day. But if you want to ensure you: are getting the absolute best out of your panels, prolong the life of your system, and have peace of mind the system is performing […]

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Micro Inverters Explained

Posted on March 7, 2019

A solar grid system is very simple in terms of the functional parts involved – accessory parts aside, there are solar panels and inverters and that’s it. Solar inverters are typically available in two main types – what they call string inverters and micro-inverters. Micro-inverters are the topic of this blog, but understanding them is […]

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Meet the Team: Will Howlett – Fabrication Manager

Meet the Team | Posted on March 5, 2019

Q: How long have you worked at Solar Power Australia? A: 1 ½ years Q: What’s the coolest or most interesting thing you have worked on at SPA? A: ELMOFO Radical Race Car Q: What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received? A: Build items as if it was for yourself. Q: What […]

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HOW DO I CONNECT MY SOLAR SYSTEM TO THE INTERNET?

Posted on February 27, 2019

Gone are the days of sitting in front of your solar inverter counting the kWh of generation displayed on a tiny screen. It is becoming more and more popular to have devices online, and your solar system is no different! Many inverters have built in WIFI that can connect to your home’s internet router and […]

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HOW TO READ YOUR POWER BILL

Posted on February 21, 2019

At an initial glance, power bills can look a little daunting. But they actually provide some very useful information regarding your power consumption habits. Once you get over the initial shock of the large bold final figure owing, you can take a look through the rest of the bill to figure out what time of […]

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Load Shifting

Posted on February 18, 2019

What is it and how do I do it? You might have heard of some thrifty folk who like to use power at weird times of night to save on electricity. These are households who are on Time of Use electricity plans and get charged different rates at different times of the day. If they […]

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SMART NET METERING

Posted on February 14, 2019

THE 6 STEPS TO ENSURE A SMOOTH PROCESS In December 2017, the Power of Choice reforms were introduced to give consumers more options in the way they use energy. As a result, all metering is now organised by your Energy Retailer (AGL, Energy Australia, Origin, etc). Usually your solar company of choice would help as […]

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Energy Efficiency Case Study – Sirron Holdings

Posted on February 12, 2019

Great to see a fellow Lake Macquarie company leading the way in innovation, solar, energy management and renewable’s. Well done Sirron Holdings!

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GRID SYSTEM UPDATE

Posted on February 11, 2019

Grid Feed Solar Power Systems have very much changed over the last ten years. In this article we aim to cover the most significant changes that have occurred, including Smart NET Metering, Average System Size, and Installation Standards. NET Metering Every solar system in NSW should have a NET meter installed once the installation of […]

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