Posts from category: Solar Power


REC N-Peak solar panels on Sunshine Coast home

P&P are building the first 10 star energy rated house on the Sunshine Coast and installing a solar power system is a logical step in that process however they are limited roof space. In to maximise the system size and return on investment Sunworks Solar...

Euro Solar goes into Liquidation

According to the attached notice published on the ASIC website Euro Solar has gone into liquidation. This potentially leaves the thousands of Australian homeowners who purchased a solar power system from them without any warranties. In the past Euro Solar has been hit...

Real life savings from a solar power system

A lot of our customers ask us how much a solar power system will save them and although that varies from household to household it is possible to reduce or even totally eliminate your electricity bill. Take Rob from Bli Bli, before installing a solar power system on...

Mass Energy Solar Inverter Delisted

The Clean Energy Council have advised that effective 21st February all inverters in the Shenzen SofarSolar (more commonly known as Mass Energy) inverters have been delisted due to safety concerns. It will be up to the Electrical Safety Office to determine whether the...

Beyond Solar Panels and Inverters…

There’s more to a rooftop solar power system than solar panels and inverters. When considering their solar options, most people forget about the racking system, quality of cabling, conduit, DC and AC isolators, and – most importantly – the quality of the actual...

Solar Power During Winter

With winter set in, the sun doesn’t peek over the horizon for quite as long during the day. It can be easy to think that this means your solar panels aren’t doing the work they usually do in summer. However, less sun filled hours and more cloudy skies do...

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...

The most overlooked parts of a solar system

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...
Bosch exits solar power industry

Bosch exits solar power industry

 March 23, 2013 From the age German engineering company Bosch said Friday that it is abandoning its solar energy business, because there is no way to make it economically viable amid overcapacity and huge price pressure in the industry. The solar power industry has...
Don’t be fooled by a name

Don’t be fooled by a name

 December 4, 2012 What do the following solar panels all have in common? Canadian Solar German Solar Australian Solar Panels None are made in the places their name suggests – they are all made in China. If you want quality Solar Power on the Sunshine Coast or...
Solar History – 3kW system costing $5,355,000

Solar History – 3kW system costing $5,355,000

 November 5, 2012 In 1839, Alexandre Edmond Becquerel discovered that certain materials produced small amounts of electric current when exposed to light. William Grylls Adams, who, with his student, Richard Evans Day, discovered in 1876 that a solid material –...

Solar Panels – What’s in a Name?

 February 15, 2012 With more and more poor quality solar panels being offered for sale in Australia for very low prices how can consumers know the difference between a good solar panel and a poor one? Our top 5 tips are: Do not rely on what the salesperson tells you –...

Solar becoming the new Aussie Hills Hoist

There was more solar power installed on rooftops between January and October this year than for the entire previous decade, according to the Clean Energy Australia 2010 report released today. The increased affordability of solar power in Australia meant the technology...

Chevron to test 7 types of solar panels

March 29, 2010 By Sunshine Coast Solar Centre: Chevron is installing a whopping 7,700 solar panels on 18 acres of land in California in a bid to identify which of 7 different solar panel technologies is the most efficient at generating power. The test will last for 3...

Woolies installs solar panels to pump petrol

March 29, 2010 Woolworths is trialling the use of renewable energy to partly power its petrol stations. The company switched on the solar panels at its Belconnen outlet, in northern Canberra, on Tuesday in what it claims to be an Australian first. It is the first time...

Panel Efficiencies – Cutting through the Sales Hype

 March 12, 2010 When considering a solar power system on the Sunshine Coast, you may be bombarded with sales messages that solar panels with higher efficiencies are superior to others. Is this really the case? Let’s compare two 2kW systems, one using Sunpower 300watt...