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Enphase says solar + storage market ‘infinite’, ahead of Australian battery pilot

December 8, 2014


Enphase says solar + storage market ‘infinite’, ahead of Australian battery pilot

From www.reneweconomy.au When the world’s biggest supplier of solar inverters (sometimes described as the “brains” of solar PV systems) sets up camp in Australia, it’s probably a development worth noting. California-based “solar-tech” company Enphase opened offices in Sydney and Melbourne around 18 months ago, and since then, has been working on some…more

Sanctuary Energy temporarily banned from taking on new customers for failing to pay feed in tariffs

December 8, 2014


Sanctuary Energy temporarily banned from taking on new customers for failing to pay feed in tariffs

Sanctuary Energy have been temporarily banned from taking on any new Queensland customers after hundreds of households battled for months to recover money owed to them. The Energy Ombudsman says it has 110 open cases against electricity retailer Sanctuary Energy involving customers not being paid for solar feed-in credits. This is in addition to another 137 cases closed by the Ombudsman…more

Tony Abbott named in Top 5 Clean Energy Turkeys list

December 1, 2014


Tony Abbott named in Top 5 Clean Energy Turkeys list

Greentech media in the US recently published a list of the top 5 clean energy turkeys and our prime minister has been listed as the 5th The article read as follows: "Since taking office, Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott has worked to dismantle every policy designed to confront climate change in his country. Alarmed by the government's actions to kill a carbon tax, water down…more

Queensland Renewable Energy hit with product recall notice

December 1, 2014


Queensland Renewable Energy hit with product recall notice

The office of fair trading issued this notice today in relation to Queensland Renewable Energy after they failed to replace faulty DC Isolators that were recalled in May. "A product safety recall notice has been issued against a Cairns-based solar company after an Office of Fair Trading investigation revealed it failed to provide replacements for unsafe solar isolator switches.…more

SolarMax Inverters - Parent company files for insolvency

November 28, 2014


SolarMax Inverters - Parent company files for insolvency

Sputnik Engineering AG the parent company of the Swiss SolarMax range of inverters has filed for insolvency in Switzerland. The following statement was released from SolarMax "It is with great regret that we must inform you that Sputnik Engineering AG, our Swiss mother company will file for insolvency tomorrow. The Management has tried and studied all possible alternatives, but…more

Microinverter myths - Microinverters only make sense in shaded conditions.’ - BUSTED!:

November 11, 2014


Microinverter myths - Microinverters only make sense in shaded conditions.’ - BUSTED!:

‘Microinverters only make sense in shaded conditions.’ - BUSTED!: Enphase Microinverters have more advantages than only outperforming traditional string inverters in shaded conditions. One of the first things to know about microinverters is they eliminate single points of failure in solar power systems. If you get shade on a panel, it affects only that one panel. With…more

Sunworks Solar completes largest Enphase system on Sunshine Coast

October 24, 2014


Sunworks Solar completes largest Enphase system on Sunshine Coast

Sunworks Solar have just completed a 17.94kW solar power system consisting of 69 x Enphase M215 microinverters and 69 x REC solar panels on a Caloundra business. At the time of writing this is the largest system installed on the Sunshine Coast to use Enphase microinverters. For more information please visit our dedicated commercial website www.thesunworkscommercial.com.au

UK Phone boxes go green

October 3, 2014


UK Phone boxes go green

The iconic red phone box of London has been painted green, and will act instead as a solar-powered phone charging station. The first of six solarboxes around the city was unveiled this week on Tottenham Court Road. Although passers-by can use these solarboxes for free, adverts will be broadcast as they wait for the device to charge. London’s red telephone boxes of yore are…more

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