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Standards of Solar Installations

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Standards of Solar Installations The solar industry has undergone a lot of change and growth over the last 10-15 years since its initial boom. The prices of standard systems have reduced, while the performance and capability has increased. It has also seen the introduction of new technology, including optimisational technologies for home and business owners who can now learn more than ever about their energy habits, and adapt accordingly. But one of the most important aspects of the solar industry which has only grown further to protect the customer, and to help regulate quality are the solar regulations. To install read more…

Elements of a Solar System

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Elements of a Solar System So you have a solar PV system installed on your roof- but do you really understand what the parts are, and what they do? Below, we look at some of the basic components of a net-based solar system, and the importance they each play to help you generate your energy. Solar Panels The solar PV panels are the element that sit on your roof to collect the suns radiation. They will be installed on a roof space with optimal sunlight capacity- to help ensure you generate as much energy as possible for your home or business. This read more…

Why You Should Get Solar

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Why You Should Get Solar Solar panels are increasingly becoming a more common occurrence for home and business owners, and with so many benefits it is no wonder why. Below we have outlined a few key reasons that we believe you should go solar. Environmental Factors Solar PV systems are a great way to switch to a fossil-free energy source, and in turn reduce your carbon-footprint. In the ACT especially, there is a highly ambitious renewable energy target of 100% by 2020, meaning that incentives surrounding energy storage systems are available for home or businesses. Enquire with us today to read more…

When You Shouldn’t Buy Solar

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When You Shouldn’t Buy Solar Solar power is a fantastic solution for many home and business owners. It means they can begin to generate and even store their own energy, often resulting in reduced electricity bills, and greater energy independence. But despite these great benefits- it is important to note what is right for you, and that not everyone should buy solar. As such, when you’re investigating if it is worth it for you, ensure you take the time to talk to a solar representative who look at your home, and put together a report outlining your specific needs. If you’re in read more…

2017 NECA ACT Excellence Awards

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2017 NECA ACT EXCELLENCE AWARDS The National Electrical and Communications Association, commonly known as NECA, is a peak body that represents the interests of the electrical and communications contracting industry across Australia. They are responsible for training over 5,000 apprentices, placing them for on-the-job training with members of NECA where possible. NECA is also responsible for hosting an annual awards event, focusing on recognising excellence in projects across both state, and territories within Australia surrounding solar, and electrical work. SolarHub entered into the awards this year under the category for Energy Efficiency and Environment with their Project Altilium. This project focused read more…

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…