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Watch out for bad solar

As the saying goes: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…” And that is certainly how we feel about low cost solar energy “solutions” that often tend to be low quality as well, and end up costing a lot more in the long run. Last week on our Facebook Page we […]

Project: Tulka Stand Alone Power System

The Location: Tulka, South Australia [southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula] The Brief: Our client is planning their seaside retirement home, which required a fully stand alone power system and battery with minimum demand on fossil fuel. The Design Process: At the beginning of the project we had an open and detailed conversation with our […]

Introduction to Batteries

In any Stand Alone power System [SAPS] the battery would have to rate as being the core of the system – it is the biological ‘heart’ and is fundamental to good design once the load/demand profile has been determined. Once you move out of the 12-volt range, the battery will invariably be the most expensive […]

Why use an accredited solar energy designer?

A straight forward and valid question. Rather than listing the obvious reasons for using accredited designers (safety, peace of mind, creation of STCs Small-scale Technology Certificates etc), let’s look at the qualities you should look for in a solar power energy designer before engaging their services. Whilst this is not a comprehensive overview it will at […]