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Carbon tax scrapped

July 17, 2014


After weeks of failed attempts the Abbott government finally managed to turn Australia into the first country in the world to scrap a carbon tax after it's was narrowly passed in the senate. Apparently this means that the electricity prices will fall by 9% - we won't be holding our breath waiting for this to happen and neither should you. If you want to take control of your…more

Australia to be left behind in the 4th industrial revolution

July 10, 2014


Australia to be left behind in the 4th industrial revolution

With the rest of the globe pushing renewable energy which has been dubbed the 4th industrial revolution Australia seems to be taking a backward step with the Abbott government set to continue its anti-renewable energy stance with plans to dismantle the renewable energy target.The renewable energy target helps promote the installation of both small and large scale solar projects and…more

Doble release innovative solar powered tent pole

July 10, 2014


Doble release innovative solar powered tent pole

Doble Outdoors a local Sunshine Coast based company have just released a new range of solar powered tent poles into the Australian market. The innovative range of products is set to revolutionise the camping light market. As well as providing campers with light the Doble SCS 200T tent pole also allows you to recharge you smartphone or tablet from the inbuilt charge ports.…more

Inverters - the hardest working appliance you will ever buy

May 26, 2014


Inverters - the hardest working appliance you will ever buy

Solar inverters are the heart and mind of a solar power system and are without question the hardest working appliance you will ever buy. A solar inverter starts workin as soon as the sun comes up and only stops when the sun goes down (10 - 12 hours) each and every day of the year - the only other electrical appliance that comes close to working this hard is your fridge and the…more

Advancetech collapse leaves solar companies to foot bill

May 23, 2014


Advancetech collapse leaves solar companies to foot bill

The Sunshine Coast Daily today reported that Advancetech was "sold" only days after the recall of the Avanco DC Isolators and shortly before going into administration. As a result the burden and cost, which has been estimated at more than $4m, now falls on the solar companies that supplied the consumers with the faulty Avanco DC isolators. Under Australian Consumer Law…more

Avanco DC Isolator recall

May 21, 2014


Avanco DC Isolator recall

Advancetech the importer and supplier of the recalled Avanco DC isolator has gone into liquidation after 27,600 of the isolators were recalled by the QLD Government. Sunshine Coast Solar Centre is urging all solar power system owners to check their DC isolators and if they find one of the Avanco brand they should contact the installer of the system immediately. Avanco DC Isolators are…more

The most overlooked parts of a solar system

March 18, 2014


When you are looking for a solar system, the first few things you will most likely think about is – what is the brand? How many panels do I need? How much will this cost me? While these are all great questions to consider, there are a few more things you need to think about that many people forget but are just as important. Framing The frame is the structure that holds the solar…more

Why choose solar for your business

March 6, 2014


Solar power is a popular choice for homes the world over. With electricity prices expected to double over the next five years, it is no surprise many are turning to the power of the sun to reduce bills and their environmental footprint. But solar power isn’t just for residential use. As solar technology has advanced, it has become a great alternative in a commercial setting as…more

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