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Investing in Solar: Company Checklist

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Investing in Solar: Company Checklist Investing in solar should be an exciting and rewarding experience for a home or business owner, but now more than ever, there seems to be bountiful amounts of advice on which companies to trust, which panels work best, and what a typical system should look like. Unfortunately much of this advice does not come from a reputable source, and consequently we often see or hear of installations that do not last long,  don’t pass industry standards and can’t be turned on, or don’t even happen once the money is taken. By the time SolarHub gets involved, if it read more…

Small-Scale Technology Certificates

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Small-scale Technology Certificates To encourage individuals and businesses to use and invest in renewable sources of energy, there are government incentives and rebates available for solar. One of these is the Small-scale Technology Certificate, or more commonly known as STCs. How They Work When purchasing a solar system consumers may be eligible for these STCs, with the amount they receive varying dependant on factors such as their geographical location, installation date, size of system, and the current trading price on the STC market. Similar to most stock markets, the trading price of STCs can fluctuate according to supply and demand, meaning the prices read more…

Beat Winter Bill Panic

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Beat Winter Bill Panic Winter is here, and unfortunately, that can often mean that our electricity bill is soon to arrive, and if we have been feeling the cold and pumping the heater, then it is not going to be one we look forward to. But before crisis mode is enabled, and we start planning how we will live without a heater for the years to follow, lets look at some simple ways we could potentially reduce our energy usage- and in turn, avoid that Winter bill panic. Rug Up Leave those layers on when you get indoors! By keeping your jumper, or read more…

Funds Raised for Lifeline Canberra

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Funds Raised for Lifeline Canberra SolarHub recently participated in a charity fundraiser for Lifeline Canberra, virtually locking up their bosses’ Benn Masters, and Florian Geier until they raised enough for bail by the 9th June. Excitingly, SolarHub managed to smash their goal, and raised a total of $2,858, far beyond their initial $600 target. The raised funds will go to Lifeline Canberra, an organisation here in our community that we can’t live without, with every cent raised going directly towards changing local lives for the better. Further, as part of the fundraiser, the two bosses’ had agreed to wear costumes for the entirety of the 9th read more…

Lock up Your Boss Charity Fundraiser

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Lock up Your Boss Charity Fundraiser The team at SolarHub have locked up their bosses’ Benn Masters, and Florian Geier, and won’t let them out unless they raise the funds for bail by 9th June. The good news is that all of the funds raised for bail go directly to Lifeline Canberra, an organisation here in our community that we can’t live without. Every cent raised will go directed towards changing local lives for the better. As such, we want to help our bosses’ get to their target and will be donating $50 from every system sold in May 2017 toward their read more…

Will I Have Power if the Grid Goes Down?

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Will I Have Power if the Grid Goes Down? When installing an energy storage system, unless specifically wired for off-grid capabilities, your system is still grid tied. This means that although you now have an energy storage system that can store your excess energy, you are still able to draw needed electricity from the grid. For many home owners this is important, as their battery is not capable of providing enough to sustain their house-hold over several days of bad weather, or for their high power usage habits. As such, being grid tied allows these users the freedom of still accessing read more…

kW and kWh Explained

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kW and kWh Explained No doubt as you have started immersing yourself in the world of solar and energy, you have heard the phrase kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt-hour (kWh) being used. Unfortunately these terms are often misused, or deemed interchangeable, when in fact although they make up the a similar element of energy, they aren’t the same. So lets start with the basics to help us understand what these phrases mean, and how they effect your solar.   What is the difference? A kilowatt (kW) refers to the measure of power that is electrically generated at any particular moment. Using a simple read more…

We Have Expanded into Victoria

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We Have Expanded into Victoria In late 2016 SolarHub expanded into Melbourne, Victoria, opening up an office in Thomastown. This expansion comes as a reflection of the current market, and the wide-spread need for high quality solar products, with comprehensive customer-support. “This is an exciting new venture for SolarHub, and we look forward to providing homes and businesses with quality solutions for their solar power needs.”- Benn Masters, Director. SolarHub is an approved retailer of the Clean Energy Council, and has undergone a rigorous process to obtain and uphold these high standards. With over 6000 solar systems already installed, SolarHub stands as an experienced player in the read more…

Has the Solar Rebate Ended

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A Clarification On The Solar Rebate Ending In the famous words of Douglas Adams, we would like to tell all of our readers: Don’t Panic. Over the last few weeks, it would seem that many of you have been bombarded with late night calls, and unwarranted emails advising that you need to rush out and buy solar right now, or else you will not be eligible for any solar rebate in the ACT. This is understandably confusing, so we thought we would try to clear a little of it up and stop the state wide panic before we all forget our towels. Is the Solar Rebate Ending? read more…

The Grid Explained

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The Grid Explained The grid, a phrase often thrown around by the energy companies in regard to buying off, sending to, or being more independent from, but never stopped and explained. So what exactly is the grid, and how do we actually interact with it? Lets look at some basics to help us understand what this four letter word has to do with our energy. What is the Grid What is referred to as ‘The Grid’ is an electrical grid connected to the network, and created to deliver electricity from the supplier to the consumer. It is how energy providers supply electricity to our read more…