Solar Quotes Blog

Solar Council’s electorates map destroys ‘rich’ theory

lots of roofs, no solar

There’s a false perception in Australia — perpetrated in part by the anti-solar brigade and their fellow travellers — that the only people who invest in domestic solar systems are those who are rich. According to this theory it is only those in the more affluent parts of Australia that have the resources to afford […]

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How Do You Know If Your Roof Is Good For Solar Power?

Back to the absolute solar basics today on the SQ blog! In this video I describe the 3 things you need to understand about your roof before buying a solar power system. And here’s the transcript if my pink shirt gets too much for you:

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Are your “Green” Solar Panels killing Chinese villagers?

toxic waste outflow

If you are looking to invest in solar panels for environmental reasons, you’ll be pleased to know that, the solar electricity you will get from those panels will be 40 to 50 times less carbon intensive than electricity generated from coal. But before you buy those solar panels and start basking in their green glow, […]

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Latest solar cell breakthrough a nark’s worst nightmare

nanowore design

It must be really depressing being a solar nark these days. With the increased popularity of solar power throughout Australia and the world, and regular announcements of improvements in technology, better storage capacity and cheaper prices, solar power is going through the roof (or on the roof). The more the narks whine about what they […]

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Poly vs. Monocrystalline Solar Panels – Let’s put this argument to bed!

One steaming pile of Solar BS that you hear all the time from worst sales people in this industry – who will feed you any line to get a sale – is that polycrystalline panels are better than monocrystalline solar panels, or vice versa. In this video I finally get off my chest why you […]

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Independent inquiry to support solar for Port Augusta? Yes minister!

yes minister

Recent efforts by solar activists to force the South Australian government to replace the current coal-fired station at Port Augusta with a solar thermal power station appear to have borne some fruit. Last week SA Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis announced the setting up of an inquiry into the feasibility of building a solar thermal power […]

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Spinach-powered solar? Yet more benefits from eating your greens

We cover quite a bit in this column in our quest to bring you (the reader) up to speed on the latest in solar policy, news and development. From solar cars, to government policy (or lack of) to the latest solar technology to hit our shores. But we’ve yet to talk vegetables, their obvious benefits […]

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How Much Will You Get Paid For Your Solar Electricity?

Hint: It’s a bit more complicated than you might think! By my reckoning 25% of people buying solar power systems want to save the planet as a priority. The other 75% want to save their bottom line and saving the planet is a nice side-effect. I get a lot of emails saying: “Help! My bills […]

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Commonwealth Bank spending your money on solar?

cba logo with our additions

The purchase of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest tracking solar power plant in Alice Springs raised a few eyebrows this week, garnering a bit of rare (but much-needed) good publicity for the venerable Commonwealth Bank along the way.

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Do you really want to go off the grid with your solar power system?

Did you hear about the Queensland proposal a couple of weeks ago that proposed an 8c per kWh GROSS Feed In Tariff? That would mean Queenslanders would have to sell ALL their solar power to the retailers for 8c (yes – ALL of it – even the stuff that they used in their home). And […]

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