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Solar Panel Orientation: Is West the new North?


Everyone has always said Solar Panels should face North in Australia. But for many people it may actually make more sense to face them West. Here’s why…

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Will the U.S’s solar panel tariff wall on China cause a trade war?

US and Chinese fisticuffs

It may be a little while before the dust settles on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to slap a massive 31 percent tariff on China’s top makers of solar panels (more for those about to enter the market) but already big questions are being asked. One of these is: who are the real winners and losers?

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Solar panel energy payback: What’s the truth?

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One of the myths that gets bandied about a lot is the idea that it takes more energy to create a solar panel – than will ever be generated by that solar panel over its lifetime. Read this post to discover the truth.

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Debate rages over Budget 2012 and solar power

Wayne swan putting the 2012 budget together

Was Wayne Swan’s 2012 budget good or bad for the Aussie solar industry? Find out here!

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What you need to know about solar inverters and RF interference

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Solar inverters do emit both radio interference and electromagnetic radiation. Some more than others. Here is what you need to know if you don’t want your solar system to interrupt your radio reception.

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Japan’s solar revolution?

Japanese Sunshine

WIll the recent Nuclear disaster in Japan drive the mass uptake of solar power? The government is considering Feed In Tariffs that would likely lead to a huge solar boom for the land of the rising solar panel.

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3 Phase Solar : What you need to know about connecting solar to your 3 phase supply

A solar panel and a 3 phase breaker

What you need to know if you have a 3 phase supply and want to get grid connect solar power. How to maximise reliability and financial payback.

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Pay-As-You-Go Solar Arrives In Australia

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The PAYG payment model has come to Solar Power. An American solar firm is promising to launch a pay as you go solar deal down under that requires no up front cash.

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Hybrid Solar Systems Part 3: Costs and Payback

A screenshot of the solar payback calc

So you are tempted to pay more for a hybrid solar system with batteries and a funky power management unit – but it is going to be worth the extra cost? And what will be the payback for all those extra dollars?

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Discover How Australia Could Be Powered By 100% Renewables

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If you live in Adelaide and would like to hear about a 100% renewable powered future then come along and say hi next Wednesday (2 May) At UniSA.

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