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
where to start
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
choosing panels
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
smart apps
  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
solar plane
  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
qcell
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
40kinstalls
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...
Tuesday 3rd February, 2015
hybrid inverters
Here at Solargain we’re excited to announce our soon-to-be-released Hybrid Inverters which will have the option for battery storage – that is, batteries that store excess solar energy to use during peak times! Whilst conventional inverters require additional accessories to be retrofitted in order to make them solar battery compatible, hybrid inverters are ‘storage-ready’, which means you’re able...
Tuesday 3rd February, 2015
Starbucks
Starbucks is leading the green charge one bean at a time. Rotate your body 360 degrees just about anywhere in downtown Manhattan and you’re almost guaranteed to spot a Starbucks cafe. They’re everywhere! The Starbucks phenomenon isn’t just limited to the States, either. Starbucks is well and truly a global organisation with over 21,000 stores in 65 countries (including 24 cafes across Australia...