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Solar System Components Review – Inverters

Over the next few months we will take a look at some of the more commonly used solar panels and solar inverters in Adelaide solar installations and look at the pro’s and con’s of the various brands on offer. Besides the technical merits of panels and inverters, as we have stressed elsewhere on this site, […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Adelaide solar industry, Solar Inverters, solar system components|Comments Off on Solar System Components Review – Inverters

Next Level Solar Panels In Adelaide

The vast majority of existing solar power installations in Adelaide utilise the ‘add on’ discrete solar panels we are now so familiar with seeing on Adelaide roof tops. These installations are relatively straight forward and relatively inexpensive as a result of the global explosion of manufacturing, primarily from China, of low cost solar panels. Wholesale […]

By |May 23rd, 2014|Future Of Solar Power In Adelaide|Comments Off on Next Level Solar Panels In Adelaide

2014 – Outlook For Solar Systems Uptake In S.A.

Adelaide Solar Market – Background
The Adelaide solar market, like the market Australia wide, has certainly been on a roller coaster ride over the last few years. As changes to the Federal Government Solar Credits program and the South Australian Solar Feed In Scheme have changed the financials for potential buyers of solar systems, both in terms […]

By |January 13th, 2014|solar energy Adelaide and south australia, solar panel pricing|Comments Off on 2014 – Outlook For Solar Systems Uptake In S.A.

S.A. Feed In Tariff Revisited – 26 July 2012

As stated on the homepage the current 16 cent feed in tariff (plus the 9.8 cent/Kwh retailer contribution) available to Adelaide residents installing a solar power system is only available until 30 September 2013 – 2 months away now. Approved permission to connect needs to be before this date and you then have 120 days […]

By |July 27th, 2013|Adelaide solar feed In Tariff|Comments Off on S.A. Feed In Tariff Revisited – 26 July 2012

Update – ESCOA Variation to 2012 Determination of the Solar Feed-in Tariff Premium – 9.8cents Until 31 December 2013

As we highlighted in a post a couple of  months ago, the feed in tariff premium (payable by energy retailers on top of the 16 cents/Kwh) was set to rise to 11.2 cents per kilowatt hour from 1 July 2013. The latest

determination from ESCOA indeed confirms that ‘ the minimum FiT Premium to apply […]

By |July 5th, 2013|Adelaide solar feed In Tariff|Comments Off on Update – ESCOA Variation to 2012 Determination of the Solar Feed-in Tariff Premium – 9.8cents Until 31 December 2013

Solar Panel Integration – The Next Step In Residential Solar Power?

It is interesting to note the ongoing research and development into integrating photo voltaic cells (solar panels) into the initial build of Australian homes. The ‘add-on’ approach to current solar installation – where, driving around Adelaide suburbs you currently see  solar panels mounted on racking systems which are secured to the roof of houses, could […]

By |June 21st, 2013|solar energy Adelaide and south australia, solar panel developments|Comments Off on Solar Panel Integration – The Next Step In Residential Solar Power?

Future direction Of Solar Power In Adelaide

What is the likely future for solar installation In Adelaide in the next few years?
Background: The Past – South Australian Boom in Residential Solar

Since the combined benefits of the Labor Governments Solar Bonus Scheme together with South Australia’s generous solar feed tariff were introduced over the last few years the case for Adelaide households to […]

By |June 9th, 2013|Future Of Solar Power In Adelaide|Comments Off on Future direction Of Solar Power In Adelaide

Commercial Solar Power in Adelaide

With over 1,000,000 homes around Australia now having solar power systems, it is interesting to  note that businesses in Adelaide have been relatively low in solar panel uptake. This is surprising in that solar can be very beneficial for some businesses in that, at least for the majority of businesses, their energy usage is generally […]

By |June 2nd, 2013|Commercial Solar In Adelaide|Comments Off on Commercial Solar Power in Adelaide

May 2013 – Further Issues Impacting Solar Power System pricing In Adelaide

As the Federal Governments’ incentives to install solar power have dropped off over the last few years and the South Australian solar feed in tariff has declined (though still very generous in comparison to most States) you might have thought the future for residential solar power installation in Adelaide may not be so bright. As […]

By |May 23rd, 2013|solar panel pricing|Comments Off on May 2013 – Further Issues Impacting Solar Power System pricing In Adelaide

Thin Film Solar Cells – C.S.I.R.O. Leads The way Again

Full credit has to go to the C.S.I.R.O. – one of the ‘unsung heroes ‘ of Australian innovation and a hugely successful researcher of solar power and solar panel technology for the next generation.  They have the capability to ‘print’ thin film solar cells of A3 size with applications like back up power for portable […]

By |May 20th, 2013|solar panel developments|Comments Off on Thin Film Solar Cells – C.S.I.R.O. Leads The way Again