LG announces 25 year parts and labour warranty on all their panels

Authorised LG installers Total Solar Solutions Australia is excited to announce that customers can now enjoy a 25 year parts and labour warranty, making it one of the longest and most robust warranties in the market. Offered on all LG solar panels, the warranty stands in stark contrast to the 10 year parts only warranty […]

New time varying FiTs to be introduced this July

Victoria’s Essential Services Commission (ESC) is all set to introduce time-varying solar feed-in tariffs (FiTs), which will be a first for Australia. Starting 1 July 2018, time-varying FiTs will be optional, with the aim to make them compulsory for all energy retailers in July 2019, allowing them enough time to make the transition. The shift […]

Insulate yourself from energy price hikes with oversized solar energy systems

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 protect their margins. Customers are […]

Why low efficient solar panels are a waste of money

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 version and a 72 cell […]

Why choose a tilted solar panel for your home?

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 best. The tilt refers to […]

Buy your solar panels and inverters now for the best bargains

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 certificates (STCs) as part of […]

Total Solar becomes accredited partner of Verdia, the independent energy expert

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 provides organisations with end to […]

Victorian solar power users benefit as FiT increases by over 120%

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 the minimum feed-in tariff that […]

Why opt for a Hybrid Solar System?

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 consumption monitor. You also need […]

Battery Storage for Solar Power

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 into the grid. Later, if […]