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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…

Caring for your solar PV system

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 Caring for your solar PV system A solar PV system can help many home or business owners gain more financial freedom, energy independence, and is increasingly becoming more popular within Australia. Yet one thing many owners do not stop and ask about, is the upkeep of these systems once the initial research investment, and installation process is complete. Two of these factors are cleaning, and the mandatory testing which we have outlined in more detail below. Panel Cleaning Cleaning of the solar panels is recommended in order to keep them free of dirt, leaves, debris and bird droppings. Every system read more…

PV Anti-islanding test

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 PV Anti-islanding test As an owner of a solar PV system, it is a requirement that as part of the upkeep and  maintenance of your system, a PV inverter test, also known as an anti-islanding test, is performed at least once every 5 years. This process is necessary to ensure your system remains safely operational and is in compliance with your network suppliers safety requirements. Below we outline what exactly this test is, and some important details to note. What is a PV inverter test? A PV Inverter test, also known as an anti-islanding test, is a test performed on read more…

Media Release: Canberrans offered cutting-edge tech under new solar storage project

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 Media Release: Canberrans offered cutting-edge tech under new solar storage project Friday, April 22, 2016 Up to 60 Canberran households will be offered the world’s most advanced solar batteries at discounted rates under the ACT Government’s Next Generation Energy Storage Pilot. Two ACT businesses are working together to offer the ground-breaking systems, which use Tesla Powerwall or LG RESU residential solar batteries as a base. The batteries will be fitted with controls developed by local Canberra company Reposit Power. Reposit’s cutting-edge software increases the performance of the batteries and allows home owners to sell the power they generate on the wholesale read more…

Top Considerations When Choosing a Solar Company

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 Top Considerations When Choosing a Solar Company Investing in solar panels is often a big purchase for both home and business, and many considerations need to be taken into account. With so many companies out there offering seemingly the same service, it can become difficult to understand the difference between the options. Below, we outline some of our key points we think every solar buyer should consider when choosing a solar company. Have They Seen Your Roof? Every roof is going to be different when it comes to installing solar. The angle of the roof, the direction, the height, and read more…