Wednesday 13th May, 2015
Tesla Power to The People
  Solar Batteries May Allow Households To Reap Profits from Surplus Energy The feed-in tariff from excess power generated by solar panels is one of the great incentives for potential solar energy customers. While solar panel owners are rightly rewarded for the extra energy they send back to the grid, they have little to no control in determining the price of that energy, nor when they decide...
Monday 4th May, 2015
UPDATE: Solar Impulse 2 Crosses China
  In case you missed it, two Swiss pilots took off last month on an around the globe voyage in Solar Impulse 2 – a plane fuelled by nothing other than clean, renewable solar energy. The momentous journey is a world first, and despite some inclement weather conditions, the team is on track for a successful result. The sixth leg of the flight is now complete, with Solar Impulse 2 taking a well...
Monday 20th April, 2015
LA - Green City Of The Month
Our newest Greenie of the Month isn’t a person, or a group or a company – it’s a whole city. The city of Los Angeles in sunny California gets our nod for this month’s award for its recently released sustainability framework. Now, this framework doesn’t just pay lip service to the notion of a more sustainable future. It’s a heavy-duty, 108-page planning document that explores a whole variety of...
Monday 20th April, 2015
With so many fantastic benefits, it’s little wonder that solar panels are so commonly seen on rooftops across Australia. They can lower your power bills, reduce your environmental impact, harness Australia’s sunny conditions and add value to your home. But when it comes to choosing a solar power system, what’s best for you? Firstly, let’s look at the three main components that will make up your...
Monday 20th April, 2015
Solar panels are a long term investment. So it’s important to do a bit of your own research before making your purchase. Luckily, we’ve prepared an easy-to-follow guide including all the important info, tips and considerations to think about when choosing solar panels. Solar Panel Shopping – What To Consider Cost Not all solar panels are equal. Prices vary depending on size, brand reputation,...
Thursday 12th March, 2015
Solar Incentives Are Still Available
  There’s no doubting it. Renewable energy is one of the hot topics of 2015. And whilst the debate around the state of solar rages on in Government and the media, it’s not always easy to gain a crystal clear idea of the incentives that come with making the switch. Whilst the misinformation regarding solar can sometimes muddy the waters, you can rest assured that solar is here to stay and...
Thursday 12th March, 2015
  Welcome to the age of apps. Smart phone apps that is. Where pretty much every part of your day can be enhanced, simplified, tracked and recorded by a little square thumbnail that sits on your phone’s background. Incredible isn’t it? OK, so maybe not all apps are that life enriching… Luckily for you, we’ve sorted through the sea of apps out there to bring you five ‘greeny’ favourites that...
Thursday 12th March, 2015
  The true power of solar energy never ceases to amaze us here at Solargain. And its seemingly limitless potential is about to be witnessed on a global scale with two Swiss pilots attempting the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane. That’s right, the plane will soar over the entire circumference of planet Earth over five historic months on nothing but clean, sustainable,...
Saturday 21st February, 2015
Ideas were buzzing, technology showcased and trade secrets swapped when Hanwha Q CELLS, the world’s largest solar cell manufacturer, visited Solargain. Solargain consultants all around the country were treated to a special visit by the Korean solar giants who dropped by to give us a sneak peek into their latest innovations. Hanwha Q CELLS consistently produce some of the finest solar energy...
Sunday 15th February, 2015
Solargain is proud to announce the completion of our 40,000th solar installation! The 40,000 milestone mark is comprised of over 10,000 solar hot water installations and well over 30,000 solar PV installations – an achievement that represents a shift in the mindset of many Australians towards the use of renewables as well as Solargain’s commitment to providing quality, affordable solar power...