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Am I Actually Helping the Environment by Installing a Solar Power System?

Posted on 31/01/2019

Solar power systems don’t produce air pollution, water pollution, or greenhouse gases. They create clean, pure energy from the sun. Using solar energy can have a positive, indirect effect on the environment when it replaces or reduces the use of other energy sources, such as fossil fuels, that have a negative impact on the environment. Installing solar panels on your home helps combat greenhouse […]

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Should I Just Cover My House with Solar Panels?

Posted on 29/01/2019

We are often asked this question when customers are considering installing solar. The answer is that it really depends… The main variables are: How much roof space you have; Your budget; and How much your electricity bills currently are. It wouldn’t make sense to spend $10,000 on solar if your bills are only $250/quarter. Likewise, […]

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Meet the Team: Jake Brandrick – Sales Technician

Meet the Team | Posted on 28/01/2019

Q: How long have you worked at Solar Power Australia?A: Two and a half years. Q: What’s the coolest or most interesting thing you have worked on at SPAA: The Byron Bay Electric Train was interesting, but the coolest thing would have to be the Electric Aussie Race Car we are currently working on. Q: […]

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The difference between Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline Solar Panels (Video)

Posted on 24/01/2019

Have you ever wondered what the difference between Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline Solar Panels is? This video will explain it all.

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East & West Facing Solar Panels – Are they worth it?

Posted on 22/01/2019

We should start this article by saying unless you have shading issues, you will always get more out of your system having your panels installed in a north facing direction, as this is where useful sunlight is most intense. However, as not all houses have north facing roof space, and as it becomes more economical […]

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What Size Solar System Do I Need to Run an Average Home?

Posted on 17/01/2019

It can be very overwhelming when you first start looking into getting a new solar system. What size system do I really need? The ad on TV is for a 6.6kW, but the neighbours only have 5 panels on their roof. What does an average home need? Firstly, we need to look at what is […]

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Why do Solar Power System prices differ so much from company to company?

Posted on 16/01/2019

It’s all about Quality and peace-of-mind for the Customer. A solar power system should be a set-and-forget purchase – it’s not something you want to have to worry about once it’s been commissioned. If you want a solar power system that: contains quality products, is installed using excellent workmanship, won’t require any maintenance, you don’t […]

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Meet The Team: Jo Jarvie – Finance & Commercial Manager

Meet the Team | Posted on 10/01/2019

Q: How long have you worked at Solar Power Australia?A: Over 9 years Q: What’s the coolest or most interesting thing you have worked on at SPA?A: Being a Finance and Commercial Manager, I wouldn’t have expected to be given the chance to work on product development. However, after meeting with a mine-site and identifying […]

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