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Solar Power Installation Tale of Woe

I just received a long email in response to my blog post about what to watch out for with ultra cheap solar power systems. After reading the email (published below) – It sounds to me (without knowing any other details) that the fundamental problem here may have been that the system was not properly designed […]

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Will Solar Power Save The Planet?

I suppose some would call me a “Greenie”.  Heck, I call myself that sometimes. Like any good Aussie, I love the outdoors, the sunshine and the surf. I’m deeply grateful for the beauty and majesty of our planet. It pains me when I see it being brutalized, plundered or wasted in the name of laziness […]

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4 Ways to Know You’re Talking to a Solar Moron

The title of this blog post is not exactly accurate. “Moron” implies that they don’t know any better. In actuality, most of the people who throw these lines DO know better. Much better. But they still use these lines because they help them to sell more product. Which makes them much worse than morons.

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Solar Power Lie #1: “The profit margins in solar power make it a money-printing scam for all installers.”

Solar Power Lie #1: “The profit margins in solar power make it a money-printing scam for all installers.”

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Got A Shaded Roof? Then don’t buy solar without a Suneye shade analysis.

suneye solar shading analysis

What you must do before installing solar if anything casts a shadow on your roof.

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BP Solar Panels come last in 2010 German Solar Panel Test

Latest solar panel test from German testing house.

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The truth about Solar Panel performance and temperature

How does the Aussie heat affect your solar panel performance?

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Are you getting the best Solar Panels? The Top 10 Things To Check

the best solar panels

There are a bewildering array of solar panel brands out there. How do you sort the wheat from the solar chaff?

My advice is go thru the spec sheet for each panel and judge them on the following top 10 solar panel selection criteria.

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Solar Panel Warranties – How to make sure yours is worth more than the paper it is written on:

All solar panels should come with both a “power output warranty” and a “material warranty”. What is the difference and how do you make sure they will give you the protection you need?

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Don’t Install Solar…Until You’ve Read This

Don’t buy that solar system until you have at least done the most basic energy efficiency upgrades…

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