Innovations and Insights: Adelaide’s Annual SEIA Solar Showcase

Marina scene

SEIA Adelaide venue.

It’s a tough job, but someone has to show up at the yacht club—strictly for work, of course. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) roadshow has just swung through Adelaide, and once again, I, your dedicated SolarQuotes installer and blogger, was there. Not for the cold beers and sea breeze, mind you, but to get the scoop on what’s new, from the who’s who in solar. Read on as I explain how this is both a fun day out and critical to maintaining industry excellence.
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Catch Power Acquires Solar Analytics

solar analytics app and catch control device

In a surprising twist within the solar industry, Australian energy management hardware maker Catch Power has announced its acquisition of the Australian solar monitoring platform Solar Analytics. This move marks a significant shift in the landscape, given that I had anticipated the opposite—Solar Analytics acquiring Catch! Shows what I know. [Read more…]

Boost Your Tesla Powerwall Capacity with This Genius Upgrade

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Tesla Powerwall owners, you’ve seen your 13.5 kWh battery hit full charge by the early arvo, right? Then, watched your excess solar slipping away into the grid, earning peanuts. It feels like you’re chucking money into the air. [Read more…]

Can I Use A Balcony Solar Panel System To Power My Apartment?

Balcony solar panel systems

If you believe the internet, balcony or mini plug-in solar panel system sales are booming across Europe, yet there isn’t more than a whisper about them in Australia. [Read more…]

Catch Solar Relay in 2024: The Swiss Army Knife Of Solar

catch solar relay

I’ve been a fan of the Aussie-developed Catch Solar Relay since it was first released in late 2020. [Read more…]

Maverick Victorian Microgrid Breaks All the Rules (and Sometimes Itself)

How to make (and break) a microgrid

The future of energy is local, modular, and thrill-seeking – meet the microgrid, the little grid with big dreams of transforming how your appliances are powered and how your community copes with extreme weather. [Read more…]

Cybertruck’s Powershare: Single-Vendor Ecosystems For The Win?

Solar brand product ecosystem

Let’s face it: The number of different solar-related products out there is mind-boggling to the average consumer. There’s a myriad of solar panels, inverters, batteries, EV chargers, and assorted smart energy devices. [Read more…]

How To Achieve Next Level Solar Monitoring With 3D Mapping + Solcast

3D solar guru solar monitoring

What do you get if you put a 3D mapping expert, a coder, an incurable data nerd, and a proud owner of a one-year-old rooftop solar power system in the same room? [Read more…]

10 Aussie Companies Using AI To Transform The Solar Industry

AI in solar

Artificial intelligence are words that scream equal parts of fear and curiosity to many people. Like it or loathe it, AI has been stealthily integrating itself into our daily lives for a few years now and is here to stay. [Read more…]

Outsmarting Solar Connection Limits With Semi-Off-Grid Appliances

Maximizing solar production without exceeding limits

Network-imposed solar system size limits can sometimes squash our dreams of tiny bills, but Glen from Perth has discovered a game-changing solution. [Read more…]

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