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HIGH VOLTAGE

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HIGH VOLTAGE  The standard grid voltage in Australia is 240V and to ensure that the voltage remains relatively consistent across the grid, inverters are only allowed to operate when the grid voltage is below 255V. What this means If at any time the grid voltage is above 255V for 10mins or more your inverter will shutdown until the voltage drops below the 255V threshold. How will you Know You will be able to tell this is happening either by looking at the inverter directly where you will see the inverter power drop to 0W for periods of time during the day or via the monitoring portal for the inverter where you will read more…

MEDIA RELEASE: CANBERRA’S VPP CALLED UPON TO SUPPORT THE GRID

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CANBERRA’S VPP CALLED UPON TO SUPPORT THE GRID   Having completed what is believed to be Australia’s largest trial of a distributed Virtual Power Plant (VPP) of residential battery storage systems, the early  results indicate that batteries can work collectively to reduce the pressure on the grid at times of peak demand and reduce power bills. Launched in November 2017, Reposit Power technology, Reposit Fleet, gave Canberra battery owners the ability to sell their stored energy back to the ACT grid when support services were required. The batteries respond to price signals on the National Electricity Market to provide grid read more…

Solar in The Summer

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Solar in The Summer Australians have been experiencing a scorching Summer this year with temperatures soaring to the high 30s and 40s around the continent. This has in turn led many solar PV owners to monitor their systems success with delight, but has also brought about a magnitude of solar users who fear that their system will not be productive in the other seasons of the year. Below we aim to dissect this common misconception by breaking down the a typical solar PV generation process. How a Solar PV System Works Solar PV panels work by converting the suns radiation read more…

MEDIA RELEASE: CANBERRANS OFFERED SOLAR BATTERY REBATE UNDER NEXTGEN

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MEDIA RELEASE: CANBERRANS OFFERED SOLAR BATTERY REBATES UNDER NEXTGEN Friday 12th January 2018 SolarHub have been announced as one of the selected companies whom are able to offer subsidies under the latest round of the ACT Government’s Next Generation Storage Program (NextGen). The Next Generation Storage Grants program aims to facilitate the uptake of battery storage in the ACT. The program will support the roll-out of around 36MW of distributed battery storage in more than 5000 homes and businesses by 2020. This is one of the largest roll-outs of distributed solar battery storage technology in the world. Having successfully installed over 230 batteries read more…

Energy Saving Tips This Christmas

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Energy Saving Tips this Christmas Christmas should be a time for enjoyment- but can often be a stressful and expensive time of the year, filled with buying gifts, cooking meals, decorating, hosting the family, and forgetting all about just how much power you’re using- until you get the electricity bill shortly after. To help avoid post-Christmas electricity shock, we have put together a few ideas that can help reduce the impact you’re making on your electricity bill during this silly season, meaning you’re able to focus on more important things. Solar Power Decorations If you’re planning on stringing up some lights outside your read more…

MEDIA RELEASE: CANBERRA BATTERY OWNERS BAND TOGETHER TO SELL STORED ENERGY BACK TO THE GRID

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MEDIA RELEASE: CANBERRA BATTERY OWNERS BAND TOGETHER TO SELL STORED ENERGY BACK TO THE GRID Thursday 30th November 2017 New technology has been launched in Canberra this week which allows Canberra battery owners to sell stored energy back to the ACT grid at the press of a button. The technology from Reposit Power, Reposit Fleet, utilises a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and takes advantage of more than 200 solar/battery systems installed in Canberra by SolarHub. These smart solar batteries allow Canberra owners to take advantage of an offer by ActewAGL Distribution (soon to be known as Evoenergy) to earn $1 read more…

MEDIA RELEASE: CANBERRA HOMES BATTLE TO BE ENERGY CHAMPIONS

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MEDIA RELEASE: CANBERRA HOMES BATTLE TO BE ENERGY CHAMPIONS Thursday 16th November 2017 ACT homes with solar and batteries are taking energy saving to the next level by competing with their neighbours to be named Canberra’s super solar heroes thanks to a new website by Reposit Power and SolarHub. Today saw the launch of Leaderboard the brainchild of Reposit Power and SolarHub that ranks solar battery customers on their solar production and consumption. The site is an initiative of the Government’s NextGen program which provides subsidies to home owners in the ACT to purchase solar batteries. Reposit Power CEO Dean read more…

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…