Tuesday 3rd February, 2015
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 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...
Monday 19th January, 2015
Slurpies have been slurped. Cricket balls have gone through windows. Blow up pools have been well and truly popped. And to the relief of parents all across the country, school is almost back in session. Phew. This time around, consider going green when stocking up and sending your child off for the big year ahead. Luckily, we’ve done the homework for you. So take your seat and go to school on our...
Monday 19th January, 2015
Bowser Boom – But What Does It Mean For Solar?
The price of oil has tumbled to a five-year low. But how does this impact the solar power industry? First, let’s barrel in to the background behind cheaper oil. Why is oil so cheap? Australia’s plummeting oil prices have coincided (of course) with global oil prices. Between 2010 and mid-2014 world oil prices consistently sat around $110 a barrel. In recent times, however, Brent Crude and U.S. oil...
Saturday 20th December, 2014
Solargain – A Year In Review
Can you believe it? 2014 is almost over and what a year it’s been. As the year comes to an exciting climax, there’s no better time to reflect on the achievements of the last twelve months. But first, we’d like to thank each and every one of our customers – you’ve all played a huge role in spreading the sunny word about solar throughout Australia. With your help, Solargain has now completed over...
Thursday 11th December, 2014
The Latest In Sustainable Technologies
New and exciting sustainable technologies are popping up every day – and that’s great! So, what can you expect to be making the headlines in the not too distant future? Join us in taking a glimpse into our mystical eight ball as we shed some light on two of planet earth’s most promising upcoming gizmos. Plug and Play PV system The clever bunch at The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy...
Tuesday 9th December, 2014
We’re Greening Our Thumb For A Greener Australia
In partnership with Carbon Neutral, Solargain is proud to have contributed to the establishment of 360 native trees and shrubs through the Turn Emissions Into Trees Program. To help drive a reduction in the planet’s carbon emissions, Solargain planted one tree for every 100kW of solar installed across their entire Australian network during 2013-14. So, who are Carbon Neutral? They’re a carbon...
Monday 1st December, 2014
How To Choose A Hot Water System
If you’re wondering how to choose a hot water system for your home, then this blog is for you! Whilst it’s hard to imagine your bathroom, laundry and kitchen without heated water, actually deciding on what type of system to install can be a little tough. So, what are your options? There are three main types of hot water systems available – powered either by Gas, Electricity or Solar. Here are the...
Thursday 20th November, 2014
It seems to be a trademark of so many films set in the future to include beautifully minimal cityscapes, filled with people dressed in polyester and of course, the inevitable whooshing sound of electric vehicles effortlessly passing by. This classic futuristic scene usually assumes that electricity is the energy of choice, and sourced completely from renewables thank you very much. Whilst some of...
Wednesday 5th November, 2014
Solar Power Wangaratta has a new home, with the official opening of the Solargain Wangaratta network distribution centre. After months of careful research and planning, Solargain’s latest location is set to offer residents in Wangaratta solar power and solar panel options and service like never before. Aside from servicing the needs of locals from Wangaratta seeking solar power, the new...