Tuesday 22nd March, 2016
Whatever name you use, the same meaning applies to these revolutionary batteries that are set to feature in millions of Australian homes over the next few years. Put simply, solar batteries help you get the most out of your solar panels. They allow you to store electricity for later use during the evening or during blackouts and in some cases, provide the potential to go off-grid. But...
Monday 7th March, 2016
Solar Then Vs Now – How Much Can Change In 8 Years?
We don’t know about you, but 2008 doesn’t seem like that long ago to us. Yet in the context of solar power, that short span of time from when solar panels first started making their way into Australia, to now, represents a huge shift in affordability and tech. Like, really huge – check out the infographic below. It’s hard to think that ten years ago there wasn’t...
Monday 22nd February, 2016
A collective sigh of relief has occurred for solar power owners in Western Australia with news of the controversial ‘solar tax’ being ruled out by WA’s Premier, Colin Barnett. Here at Solargain, we’re glad that logic has prevailed. If you hadn’t heard, the proposed tax would have resulted in an additional $800 in grid connection charges for the state’s 175,000...
Wednesday 17th February, 2016
AUSVEG Our New Strategic Partners
Aren’t vegetables just the greatest? Nutritious, natural and oh so delicious – we’re especially fans of the ones grown right here in Australia by our hard working farmers. For these reasons and more, it’s our pleasure to announce our new strategic partnership with AUSVEG, Australia’s peak industry body representing Aussie vegie and potato growers – around 9,000 of them...
Wednesday 17th February, 2016
There are so many benefits of installing solar panels on public buildings and facilities – yet one simple factor often gets in the way: funding. More and more however, we’re seeing how a little innovative thinking is helping local organisations to overcome this challenge. There’s perhaps no better example of this than Bowls Safety Bay Inc. – a bowling club in the WA suburb of...
Thursday 11th February, 2016
The Duck Curve – And What It Means For You
With the huge uptake of residential solar power here in Australia and around the world, a new phenomenon is emerging in the way electricity is generated and consumed through the grid. And it’s called the ‘Duck Curve’. This strange sounding occurrence is being caused by the shifting energy demands of the population. Basically, during the day we’re relying a lot less on the...
Tuesday 26th January, 2016
What Are You Doing On Australia Day?
January 26 is the day when we get to celebrate what makes Australia great. Our country’s national holiday marks the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at New Holland (Australia before it was so named) all the way back in 1788. ‘Australia Day’ wasn’t recognised until many years later, with records of celebrations taking place in 1808. It took more than...
Thursday 10th December, 2015
The Solar Powered Car That Never Stops Driving
The Solar Powered Car That Never Stops Driving Electric cars? They’re so 2010. But a solar powered luxury vehicle? Well, that’s something we’ve never seen before. An ambitious Australian company is attempting to create such a vehicle. And it may be on our roads sooner than you think. In collaboration with researchers from the Electric Vehicle R & D Group at Swinburne...
Thursday 3rd December, 2015
The city you live in, weather conditions and your energy retailer agreement all affect this number – but the point is there are clear benefits of switching to solar, particularly over a lifetime. Here’s an interesting fact: If you’d installed a Solargain system in January this year, you could have saved over $1500 in electricity bills by now* – just 11 months! An average Solargain...
Friday 27th November, 2015
We all know the weather is changing. Extreme conditions – from blistering heat and wild winds, to freezing cold and flooding seems to be occurring more than ever. You know that global warming has a lot to do with it, and though you care, you might also feel a little frustrated or powerless about making a change. What can one person do to help save the planet? Actually, quite a lot... We’...