Solar customers falling victim to predatory tactics in unregulated industry, advocates warn

May 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Solar customers falling victim to predatory tactics in unregulated industry, advocates warn

Australia's solar industry is "effectively unregulated" and consumers are falling victim to "predatory" sales tactics which pressure them to buy expensive systems, according to new research. New data released to the ABC's 7.30 reveals concerns [...]

Close to 700 solar companies have gone out of business since 2011, leaving about 650,000 Australians with no recourse if their systems fail.

March 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Close to 700 solar companies have gone out of business since 2011, leaving about 650,000 Australians with no recourse if their systems fail.

Key points: Australian solar customers need more protection, according to the Consumer Action Law Centre Since 2011, almost 700 solar companies have gone out of business, leaving customers with useless warranties Dodgy providers have been [...]

Australia’s biggest solar retailer forced to replace non-compliant panels

August 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Australia’s biggest solar retailer forced to replace non-compliant panels

Euro Solar – the biggest seller of solar panels in Australia – has been forced by the Clean Energy Regulator to surrender small-scale technology certificates (STCs) or replace modules after being found to have installed [...]

Solar thermal power plant announced for Port Augusta ‘biggest of its kind in the world’

August 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Solar thermal power plant announced for Port Augusta ‘biggest of its kind in the world’

A 150-megawatt solar thermal power plant has been secured for Port Augusta in South Australia, State Premier Jay Weatherill has announced. Construction of the $650 million plant will start in 2018. Mr Weatherill said the [...]

WORK BEGINS ON $70m BARCALDINE SOLAR FARM IN CENTRAL WESTERN QUEENSLAND

June 30th, 2016|Comments Off on WORK BEGINS ON $70m BARCALDINE SOLAR FARM IN CENTRAL WESTERN QUEENSLAND

Construction of a massive solar farm has begun in Queensland's central west. Stage one of Barcaldine's $70 million, 90 hectare solar project is expected to be completed within 12 months. The solar farm will have nearly [...]

SOLAR PANELS TO BE COMPULSORY IN KATHMANDU

June 30th, 2016|Comments Off on SOLAR PANELS TO BE COMPULSORY IN KATHMANDU

Nepal’s government is preparing to make the installation of solar power systems compulsory on all government and commercial buildings in Kathmandu. The Himalayan Times reports a source at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development said [...]

OFF-GRID SOLAR TO CUT DIESEL USE BY 60% AT NSW COTTON FARM

June 30th, 2016|Comments Off on OFF-GRID SOLAR TO CUT DIESEL USE BY 60% AT NSW COTTON FARM

A cotton farm in NSW will use an off-grid, hybrid solar plant to power the irrigation of its crops, after it switched on the new system on Tuesday. The cotton farm in Moree – which is [...]

SYSTEM COMMISSIONED for SOLARZONE (WA) in MENZIES

June 30th, 2016|Comments Off on SYSTEM COMMISSIONED for SOLARZONE (WA) in MENZIES

A 30kw Grid Connect System with Generation Management was commissioned in Menzies in November 2015 for power producer SOLARZONE (WA) within 7 days by Global Protection Systems (GPS) providing approximately 125units of energy per day [...]

ENERGY GENERATION EXPECTED AT MOREE SOLAR FARM BY YEAR’S END

June 30th, 2016|Comments Off on ENERGY GENERATION EXPECTED AT MOREE SOLAR FARM BY YEAR’S END

The Moree Solar Farm is entering the final stages of construction," Technical manager Tom Best said. "We've finalised the installation of the PV modules and the tracking system and we're currently undertaking commissioning of the PV [...]

NEW BUILDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR SOLAR PANELS

June 30th, 2016|Comments Off on NEW BUILDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR SOLAR PANELS

In general building permit is required before any building work can commence. The defination of work in section 3 of the Act includes: a. the construction, erection, assembly or placement of a building or an [...]