Poor old Solar Hot Water. The concept of heating water directly from the Aussie sun with a solar hot water system like this… …really seems to have gone from hero to zero over the past 3 years. Both homeowners and solar companies have been seduced by the siren call of these: Solar PV panels […]

Which ones will give you the hot water your family needs for the least cost?

Solar Hot Water vs Solar Panels. Which should you buy

Which ones will give you the hot water your family needs for the least cost?

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.

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.

I got a great email the other day: “One solar installer has told me that it is best for the inverter to be as close as possible to the panels and NOT to the meter box as your checklist indicates. Is he crazy?” Short answer. Yes – he’s crazy. Longer answer: As close as possible […]

Where should you place your solar inverter and do you need to worry about voltage drops.

Most homeowners I speak to are really keen to get batteries. Just not right now. They want to wait a few years until the price has come down substantially. And who can blame them when a typical battery system in 2016 has a payback of 20 years but only carries a 10 year warranty. So clued […]

Solar companies are starting yo advertise solar systems that are 'battery ready'. Does this mean you can simply plug batteries in later?

It is common practice, when designing a solar system, to ‘undersize’ the solar inverter, by connecting more panels than the inverter appears to be rated for. This can freak out some solar customers when they see, for example 3.25kW of panels proposed to be connected to a 3kW inverter in their solar quote. Confused? Let […]

Looking for a Tier 1 Solar Inverter? Sorry, no such beast!

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.

Are you getting the Best Solar Panels? 10 Things To Check


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