Users of conventional electricity will note the increase in energy prices over the past few months. Retailers attribute this to the significant increases in wholesale energy prices. It is estimated that in 2017 alone, wholesale electricity prices have risen by approximately 55%, with retailers passing the hikes onto customers to… read more →
Buying a less efficient solar panel now will likely result in a poor long term outcome for consumers, as it will prevent them from expanding their solar system in the future, when one needs to create more electricity for batteries and electric car. Solar panels come as a 60 cell… read more →
When installing solar panels on your home, one of the things you need to consider is the tilt at which it will be installed. This may seem like a minor detail; however, it plays an important role in ensuring your solar panel system will be at its productive and efficient… read more →
When it comes to bigger investments such as installing solar energy systems, it’s most common to put off the purchase till a time when prices would be at an all-time low, making the it a marginally less expensive buy. Since 2011, the Australian government has been offering small scale technology… read more →
Total Solar is excited to announce that it is now an accredited Verdia partner. Verdia is leading independent energy expert in Australia, delivering energy solutions that are practical and cost-effective. Verdia works with leading commercial, government and industrial organisations in the country to design efficient renewable energy projects. Verdia also… read more →
Victorian residents can reap the benefits of their investment in solar panels as the minimum feed-in tariff (FiT) paid by electricity retailers to solar power users has more than doubled since July this year. Victorians with a solar power system installed in their homes can benefit from this change, as… read more →
It is the big question. Why opt for a hybrid solar system over its non-hybrid counterparts? First things first: Hybrid solar systems aren’t necessarily a cost-effective alternative to solar systems. The costs involved in going hybrid comprises not just the battery, but also the upgrade to a hybrid inverter and… read more →
Generally speaking, the solar panels on your roof act as the primary source of electricity for your home, with the grid acting as storage and, at times, back up. If the solar panels on your roof are creating more power than is needed by your home, then the excess goes… read more →
Victoria’s state regulator – the Essential Services Commission has recently announced that minimum tariff for excess electricity generated by households who have installed solar panels, would more than double from 5 to 11.3¢ per kilowatt hour. This will take effect from July 1st and would reflect both the rise in… read more →
Looking to install Solar Panels but not sure of how to make the most of it? Solar Panels are designed to work for long periods. But there are many ways its productivity can get hampered. Our last month’s blog focussed on how solar panels can be maintained.
This time our in-house experts have listed down the ways in which your solar panels productivity can be kept consistent over the years.