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10 Ways to Upcycle Old Solar Panels

10 Ways to Upcycle Old Solar Panels

If your solar panels are finally nearing their use by date you may be looking for a way to upcycle them into something still useful but a little less vital. Although a good quality solar panel will have a life of 25-30 years (or more), they still won’t last forever....

Don’t Get Burnt by Solar Phoenix Companies

Don’t Get Burnt by Solar Phoenix Companies

Don’t be fooled by companies that promise deals on solar, simply because they’re cheap; you may be dealing with a Phoenix Company or a Solar Cowboy.  According to the Australian Taxation Office, a Phoenix Company is one which “is created to continue the business...

Can You Put Solar on an Old House?

Can You Put Solar on an Old House?

If you’re looking at investing in solar, there might be a range of things holding you back. Perhaps the hours you work or the upfront costs don’t seem to make solar a financially viable option.  Many of our customers live in older houses, including old...

Is Solar Worthwhile if You Work All Day?

Is Solar Worthwhile if You Work All Day?

You may have friends or neighbours with solar. You may have even considered it for yourself, but working long hours means it doesn’t feel like a worthwhile investment with so many other things on the budget. Sure, solar may work for your neighbour who is a stay at...

12 Questions to Ask Before Buying Solar

12 Questions to Ask Before Buying Solar

If you’re planning to install a solar system, it’s important to be aware of the many shady operators (no pun intended) who’ll quote a cheap initial price then end up costing you money. Here are some questions you should ask before buying solar, so you know you’re...

5 Solar Panel Bushfire Care & Maintenance Tips

5 Solar Panel Bushfire Care & Maintenance Tips

Australia has a rich natural ecosystem but it’s also one of the driest continents on earth. Each year, many areas experience bushfires which impact people, homes and wildlife. Recently, these fires have covered a much larger area, with millions of hectares burnt....