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Home Battery Scheme to finish by September

Claim it while you can, the SA Home Battery Scheme is set to finish by September 1. 2022. Current Home Battery Scheme subsidy levels Energy concession holder $250 per kWh All other households $150 per kWh Maximum subsidy per battery installation $2,000 A limited number of subsidies are still available. The Home Battery Scheme will […]

How to claim SA Home Battery Scheme rebate in 2022

The Home Battery Scheme is a subsidy for all grid-connected systems – provided by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation – to help pay for the cost of a home battery system. It is available to all South Australians buying a energy-storage equipped solar PV system. The subsidy only covers the battery component of a system. […]

Flexible Solar Exports: What To Know in 2022

Also known as ‘dynamic export limiting’, it is an alternative to low or zero export limits, via the introduction of ‘Flexible Exports’ which automatically adjusts between 1.5kW to 10kW of export limiting per phase. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is funding trials for flexible exports in Victoria and South Australia, shaping up as a […]

AS/NZS 5033 and unsafe DC isolators

Image: Safer Solar Rooftop DC isolators have come under fire lately due to safety and regulatory concerns. In an interview with pv magazine, head of Queensland-based renewables company REA Global , Michael Mrowka has stated that, “One example is the AS/NZS 5033 standard that mandates rooftop solar isolators, which have become the largest single cause […]

What happens to solar panels after 25 years.

Every few years we hear about advancements to solar technology, but to most solar home owners; solar is a one-time done type deal. Solar panels themselves have the highest expected life-span out of a solar system’s components, with an average of 25 years. The question is what happens after those 25 years? There are over […]

2022 Solar Art Prize – ENTRIES CLOSED

Pip Fletcher created the Solar Art Prize in 2010.  She has organised it annually and has been the major sponsor ever since. This South Australian competition aims to celebrate nature and the environment, and promote the reduction of carbon emissions, in the fight against global warming. Find them on facebook for more info. 2022 Solar Art Prize, open […]

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