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How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels should last at least 25 years, however this doesn’t mean they simply stop working after that time. Solar panels can continue to generate […]

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The top things you need to know before buying a solar battery

For a few years now, we’ve been hearing that solar batteries are on the cusp of a residential boom, much like solar panels were a […]

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What makes up my electricity price?

While you only receive one energy bill each month or quarter, it takes more than just your power company to deliver electricity to your home.  […]

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What is a daily supply charge?

Also known as a service charge or fixed charge, the daily supply charge is essentially the cost you pay to be connected to the electricity […]

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How many solar panels do I need?

As a general rule, a typical small household (1-2 people) needs a 2kW solar system (or ~8 solar panels), a medium household (2-3 people) needs […]

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How much are solar panels?

The question ‘how much do solar panels cost’ doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all answer. The price of a solar system depends on the size of the […]

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Why Australia can (and should) be powered by renewable energy

A whopping 25% of our Facebook followers that we surveyed last week think that  Australia can’t be powered by 100% renewable energy. This is a […]

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What is a renewable resource?

A renewable resource is a naturally replenishing energy resource – it won’t run out. This includes sunlight (solar), wind, water (hydro) and heat from the […]

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What is solar power?

Solar power is electricity that has been converted from sunlight, which means it’s a renewable energy resource. There are two ways to create solar power: […]

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How do electric cars work?

Electric cars, otherwise known as electric vehicles or EVs, run on electricity rather than liquid fuels like petrol. This means they’re better for the environment […]

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How does a solar battery work?

Solar batteries store the electricity produced by your solar system to be used at any time of the day or night, whether the sun’s shining […]

How does solar power work

How does solar power work?

Solar systems convert sunlight into solar power. The solar panels absorb sunlight and the solar inverter converts that power into electricity to be used in […]