Tuesday 2nd August, 2016
how solar panels work
Solar panels although simple they are far from boring. It’s only until you learn how solar panels work that you truly appreciate how clever they are. So, how do solar panels work? The first thing to know is that panels rely on light from the sun, not heat. In fact, most solar panels become less efficient in extremely hot conditions. Solar panels convert sunlight into DC electricity. When photons...
Thursday 28th July, 2016
What It Takes To Be A Quality Solar Supplier
Plenty of customers shopping for solar panels go through hours of research and comparison to identify a good panel and inverter and then mistakenly assume that all they need to do is find an installer for the lowest price. However, choosing good panels and a quality inverter is only the first step towards a smooth solar power experience. In a recent study by Choice on solar power...
Wednesday 20th July, 2016
solarworld
Introducing SolarWorld The Only Bloomberg (Q1 2016) Tier one German Made Solar Panel Available In Australia “The Best Solar Power System Is Always The Best Investment” states the brochure produced by SolarWorld – sellers of high-tech solar power solutions based in Germany, and here at Solargain we couldn’t agree more. It’s a big claim, but one that they can definitely back up. Recently, one...
Thursday 14th July, 2016
solar inverter monitoring
How To Monitor Your Solar Inverter So you’ve installed a solar power system. Now all you have to do is sit back and relax for the next few decades whilst it takes care of all the hard work. Right? Sort of. If you’ve installed a good quality system, there’s no reason why it won’t run smoothly and efficiently for many years. But nevertheless, switching to solar isn’t a ‘set and forget’ exercise...
Wednesday 29th June, 2016
How to make an investment that will save you money
There aren’t many purchases you can make that are simultaneously practical, self-satisfying and destined to save you money. How to make an investment that will save you money So rather than using your tax return cash on a bill or other expense, why not use it to make an investment that will save you money by installing solar power instead? A lot of us view tax return money as a bonus – money...
Wednesday 22nd June, 2016
7 Ways to stop a hot water system leaking
  If you’ve noticed that your hot water system is leaking water, it’s a good idea to identify the cause as soon as possible. Often, hot water system leaks are caused by minor issues, though in some cases you’ll need to get a qualified plumber to repair or replace your unit. Common Causes of Water Heater Leaks Why do hot water systems leak? There are plenty of...
Friday 17th June, 2016
fronius battery
When weighing up solar power systems for his home, it all came down to reliability, diverse features and the option of a back-up battery for local Helena Valley resident Peter M, who spent six months researching solar and an extra six months researching battery back-up systems for his home. Peter chose a 5.2kW array with a Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter which offered the flexibility of adding a...
Thursday 9th June, 2016
cleaning panels
After installing your solar power system, it’s important to maintain it to ensure it keeps working hard, safely and efficiently. Here are some tips on maintaining and cleaning solar panels. The first and often only thing people think of to keep their system performing safely and efficiently is to get someone to come and clean their solar panels. Whilst cleaning your panels is sometimes required...
Wednesday 1st June, 2016
solar panels
It’s a question we hear from potential customers all the time: how many solar panels do I need to install? Whilst this may seem like the obvious question to ask, it’s actually one of the last answers you’ll get when figuring out the type of solar power system you should install. What you’ll need to know first is how much energy your home is currently using. To get...
Wednesday 25th May, 2016
liberal vs labor
You’ve probably heard by now that the 2016 Federal Election is set to take place on Saturday June 2. And if you hadn’t heard, no doubt you will be bombarded with campaign messages from the major parties soon enough. As always, both the Labor and Liberal parties will do their best to convince the country why their plan for Australia is best – and of course, why their opponents...