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Solar Panel Manufacture Shake-Out Continues

Following on from the troubles facing Chinese solar panels manufacturer Suntech we noted with interest that Bosch, the German multinational, has announced that it will be closing down its solar business from 2014, following substantial losses. Bosch, generally associated with high levels of innovation and certainly quality, has been seen in the Adelaide solar market as […]

By |March 31st, 2013|solar energy Adelaide and south australia|Comments Off on Solar Panel Manufacture Shake-Out Continues

Micro-Inverter Solar Technology Update

As we discussed in the Solar Inverters – Simplifying a Complex Subject post, one of the key features of modern inverters used in solar panel systems around Adelaide is the M.P.P.T. or  Maximum Power Point Tracking which attempts to maximise the power output from the solar panel array. This is hugely beneficial however in the last couple of […]

By |March 26th, 2013|Micro-Inverter|Comments Off on Micro-Inverter Solar Technology Update

Update – Suntech in Bankrupcy

25 March 2013 : As we discussed in the February 5 2013 post Chinese  ’Big Name’ Solar Panel Manufacturers In Financial Strife ? the combination of  the ‘global oversupply’ of solar panels coupled with downward price pressure was pointing to financial difficulties for some of the ‘big name’ Chinese solar panel manufacturers. It has been  reported that […]

By |March 25th, 2013|Suntech Update|Comments Off on Update – Suntech in Bankrupcy

Adelaide Solar Panels Installation: Solar Inverters – Simplifying a Complex Subject

 

The solar inverter in a typical Adelaide residential solar installation is a key component of the system. As discussed in the solar panel trends article, in recent years solar panel technology has focused increasingly at increasing panel efficiency yields – in other words trying to get the maximum electrical wattage per square metre out of the panels.
As […]

By |March 18th, 2013|Solar Inverters|Comments Off on Adelaide Solar Panels Installation: Solar Inverters – Simplifying a Complex Subject

Considering Solar? Keep 30th September 2013 in Mind..

As mentioned on the Solar Power Adelaide – Unbiased Solar Information for Adelaide homepage, the South Australian Solar Feed in Scheme currently provides for a a feed in tariff rate of 16 cents/kWh (payable until 30 September 2016) BUT, and keep this date in mind, only until 30th September 2013. From 1 October 2013 this becomes nil. From 1 […]

By |March 12th, 2013|Adelaide solar feed In Tariff|Comments Off on Considering Solar? Keep 30th September 2013 in Mind..

Solar Power Return On Investment – Adelaide

The question of ‘Return on Investment’ or R.O.I. for solar power systems often comes up from Adelaide residents considering installing a solar panels system. How long will it take to recoup your investment and what kind of ‘return’ on that investment is possible. The answer depends on many factors and understanding this can be helpful […]

By |March 6th, 2013|Adealide Solar Power R.O.I.|Comments Off on Solar Power Return On Investment – Adelaide

March 5 2012 – Several Adelaide Solar Companies Go Into Administration

We noted with interest several reports indicating that several Adelaide based solar power installation companies had been placed into Administration this year. Some of the reasons cited were failure by one of the companies to replace faulty solar inverters failing within the warranty period in a timely manner. As was the case in N.S.W. a […]

By |March 4th, 2013|S.A. Solar Installation Companies|Comments Off on March 5 2012 – Several Adelaide Solar Companies Go Into Administration

5 February 2013 – Chinese  ‘Big Name’ Solar Panel Manufacturers In Financial Strife ?

Very interesting to read reports suggesting that since the very significant ‘over investment’ in solar p.v. panel production in China over the last 4 years (largely as a result of the Chinese Governments spending response to the G.F.C.) , that this has resulted in some of the major Chinese solar panel manufacturers heading into financial […]

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20 October 2012 – Federal Government and Opposition Approach to Solar Panels

Interesting to note that whilst the Federal Labor Government has been pushing for elimination of state solar feed in tariff’s (with Victoria the most recent State to cut their solar feed tariff) as they are viewed as being ‘unfair’ by many in that other ‘non-solar’ electricity consumers are claimed to ‘subsidise’ those home owners with […]

By |October 20th, 2012|blog|Comments Off on 20 October 2012 – Federal Government and Opposition Approach to Solar Panels

17 October 2012 – Profiles Of Adelaide Solar Panel Installaion Companies

It is interesting to note the wide range and diversity of the ‘backgrounds’ of solar installation companies in Adelaide. We have noticed many companies with certainly not a ‘solar’ background moving into the S.A. solar industry. Examples of this are companies (without naming names) that have a background in, for example, shower screen installation, roofing […]

By |October 17th, 2012|blog|Comments Off on 17 October 2012 – Profiles Of Adelaide Solar Panel Installaion Companies