How shading effects the productivity of solar panels & how to avoid it?

A solar panel helps in maximum utilisation of solar energy during the day. However, shading can have a huge impact on the performance of solar photovoltaic panels. A common misconception is that partial shading does not affect the output of solar panels. In fact, the solar photovoltaic panels consist of a number of cells which […]

5 Reasons We Love Enphase Micro Inverters

Founded in 2006, Enphase is considered the world’s leading micro inverter manufacturer. The US company has a solid track record with low failure rate, and is known for their high quality products, good service, as well as advanced system monitoring. The Enphase Enlighten software platform, for example, allows owners and installers to view system statistics and energy production, and is regarded as one of the best energy monitoring platforms in the industry.

5 Reasons We Love Fronius Inverters

The inverter plays an extremely important role in your solar system. In fact, how much solar power your panels can generate depends on the type of inverter you use. The choice of inverter therefore should never be made lightly. Fronius is one of the most well-known company in the solar industry, and their string solar […]

5 Reasons We Love SolarEdge Inverters

SolarEdge is one of the world’s leading and fastest growing solar inverter manufacturers. Founded in 2006, SolarEdge specialises in inverter systems that use power or DC optimisers, instead of manufacturing traditional string inverters. These inverters are able to support a wide range applications, from small residential installations to large commercial installations.

5 Reasons We Love LG Solar Panels

LG is a brand that is known for making stylish products, and their solar panels are no different. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, however, LG solar panels are also packed with many features that make them among the top companies in the industry. Here are five reasons why we love LG solar panels: Efficiency LG solar […]

How does a LG Chem battery work?

Homeowners who already have solar panels installed on their rooftops are often on the lookout for ways to make the most out of their solar systems, and one of the best ways to do so is by investing in an energy storage system. The LG Chem lithium-ion solar battery is a residential energy storage solution […]

What is an inverter? How does it work in the solar system?

What is an inverter and how does it work in the solar system? A solar system is made up of several key components, with inverters being one of them. When your solar photovoltaic (PV) system absorbs the sun light, it produces direct current (DC) energy. However, as most homes use alternating current (AC) energy, DC […]

What is a Solar Panel?

What is a solar panel? A solar panel is a device that is made up of solar cells, which work to convert solar energy into usable electricity. A solar power system consists of multiple solar panels, also known as photovoltaic (PV) panels, and an inverter. In Australia, these panels are usually fitted on the roof, […]

Future Proofing Your Solar System for Electric Vehicles

Whenever we at Total Solar Solutions advise our customers looking to purchase a solar system, we take a good look at their current energy consumption, but we always ask if they have any reason to believe their energy usage will rise in future, or conversely, any reasons why their energy usage might fall in future. […]

Victorian Government announces rebate for home battery systems!

The Victorian government has announced rebates for solar batteries in the state. From 1st July 2019, rebates for up to half the value of a battery storage unit installation will be available under the Solar Homes program, for 10,000 households that already have solar panels installed. Solar batteries are a great addition to those already […]