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The Future of Solar Power

Solar energy is emerging as one of the best renewable alternatives to our diminishing gas, coal, and oil supplies. We must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels that emit greenhouses gases, and are the major contributors to global warming and climate change. The...

How Solar Energy Systems Work

You know that solar power is free, clean, environmentally-friendly, quiet, and doesn’t give off any greenhouse gases, but just how does a solar energy system work? The sun produces a lot of energy, more than we could ever use in our life time, but to use this energy...

Things to Consider Before Going Solar

Once you’ve decided to change install a solar energy system, there are a few things you need to consider before you make the change. This includes your roof size, energy needs, how much sun your roof receives, choosing an installer, and whether you want to become...

How to Choose a Solar Energy Company

Making the change to solar power is a big investment, so you need to get it right first time. With all the solar energy companies around, how do you know which one is right for your needs? When you choose a solar energy company you should check for professionalism and...

VIC Govt Solar Homes Scheme: New Policy Set To Save Victorians Up To 50% On A New Solar Energy System

VIC Govt Solar Homes Scheme: New Policy Set To Save Victorians Up To 50% On A New Solar Energy System Victorians - you have just hit the solar jackpot! The Victoria Government ‘Solar Homes’ Scheme, a new policy set to save your household up to $2,225 on a 4kW solar...

Do You Need Battery Storage?

Generating electricity from the sun is a cost effective alternative to electricity generated from fossil fuels. However, what about when the sun goes down at the end of each day? Can you still generate electricity, or do you have to rely on power from the main grid?...