Australia: Solar panel installations continue to rise

We have seen how solar panel installations grow in Australia especially last March this year as it reached its highest monthly total since August 2012, according to the latest industry statistics. Figures released by solar energy consultants Sunwiz reveal Australian...

Renewables are not to blame for high energy prices

The Coalition seems to get it all wrong. It’s the fossil fuel generators, not the renewables, causing high energy prices. Australians feel the effect of high energy prices. In fact, the increase appears constant that even businesses that benefit from cheaper rates are...

Rooftop solar powers 40 schools in South Australia

40 schools get funding from the South Australian government for rooftop solar installations. 40 South Australian schools are about to go solar. The state government announced a $15 million fund for a rooftop solar project. The project seeks to reduce power costs of...

Can you really go solar with south-facing roof?

When the only option is to put the panels on a south-facing roof – is it still useful to put the panels on? We all know that when installing solar panels here in Australia, the north would always be the best pick. If north is not an option, northwest and northeast are...

The lowdown on adding solar panels to your existing system

Here’s a quick guide when you want to add solar panels to your existing system.    Most solar households and businesses are eager to upgrade. And why not? Solar power offers many benefits. It reduces energy bills, gives a sense of freedom over the grid, and helps the...

Solar projects give hope to coal mining town

Collinsville gets $9.5 million for solar projects. Residents hope to transform the coal mining town into Australia’s solar capital. The downturn in the resources sector impacted a number of mining regions in Australia. One of the most affected is Collinsville, a small...

Cattle station makes the switch from wind to solar

A cattle station catches up with the times as it changes energy source from wind to solar. Solar power is the future of energy source. With growing concern for the environment and constantly increasing power rates, the sun feels like our only hope. Of course, wind is...