we can shield our vehicles and harness the sun’s fiery power to generate electricity plus cool our buildings, all with one solution: solar car ports.
German solar PV components are renowned for being the highest quality, but should you spend any extra?
Have you looked into what is actually covered by a solar PV (PV) warranty? Unlike a desktop computer where the entire unit is covered by a warranty, PV systems are often offered with separate warranties for each component, and these warranties are anything but simple. The warranty provided with a PV system will typically be […]
With so many solar retailers out there, how do you separate the competition and decide which company “wins” your business? Approved Solar Retailers have signed onto the Clean Energy Council’s (CEC) voluntary Code of Conduct – giving their clients a peace of mind that competitors may not be able to provide. The Clean Energy Council […]
In a manner no different to your common household TV or computer, the “technology adoption” life cycle applies to Australia’s solar PV market. The question is, where are we now and what is next? The Australian PV Institute maps solar PV installations across the nation and their data shows PV well and truly on the […]
How does an old office building reduce electricity consumption by over 40% without sacrificing productivity and comfort? It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks and achieve genuine savings by managing your energy. Previously, Local Power gave you the lowdown on the importance of energy management and having insight into your business’s energy use […]
So how long is it until we’re all using batteries? The big hurdle for mass roll-out of battery storage systems currently is cost. Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but for many of our clients, the purchase of a PV system is simply an investment. While PV systems have dropped in price […]
Batteries have been around for ages, but with applications ranging from renewable energy storage to consumer devices, it’s the technology that is on everyone’s lips today. But don’t dive in blind – arm yourself with this basic intro into battery technology, and you’ll have the confidence to make the right choice for your organisation. What […]
It’s not a lease, and it’s not a fleece. That’s right, there’s a legitimate way to install and enjoy the benefits of solar PV without paying for or owning a PV system: a model called a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in which the panels sit on your roof but are owned by a third party, […]
2015 saw a substantial increase in both number and size of our commercial solar PV projects. We think because of low risk purchasing models, low funding costs and increased benefits. These are our top five for the year. 1. Corpus Christi College – 168 kWp A Western Australian Catholic college will now access about 30% […]