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Beginner level, Medium level, Solar panels -

  Bifacial (“two-faced”) solar panels can capture solar power from both sides of the panel. Bifacial solar panels offer many advantages over traditional solar panels. Power can be produced from both sides of a bifacial module, increasing total energy generation. In general, more power can be generated from bifacial modules for the same area.   Traditional solar panels capture sunlight on one light-absorbing side, and light energy that cannot be captured is simply reflected away. This is not the case...

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Beginner level, Medium level -

Solar quotes can be difficult to understand. Once you have received several quotes from reputable companies, what are the key points you would need to look for to be able to compare the quotes? In this blog post we hope to give you some pointers for things to look for.

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Beginner level, CoC, Safety -

  Once your solar PV or backup system has been installed, it’s important to ensure that a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) is issued. What is it and why do you need it?   Basically, this document checks that the electrician who performed the installation has complied with the rules and regulations that are in place to assure a safe installation.   Insurance As the property owner, you are responsible for the safety of the electrical installation on your property in...

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Beginner level, Solar panels -

  Solar panels come in many different types, but the most important categories are mono-crystalline solar panels (mono) and polycrystalline solar panels (poly).   In many ways, they are the same: - Both panels capture energy from the sun and turn it into electricity - Both are made from silicon - Both are often made by the same manufacturers - Both can be good choices - Both have a long life span   There are a few key differences however. Mono-crystalline solar panels have solar...

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Charge controllers, Medium level, Solar panels -

  The general notion is that North-facing solar panels (in the Southern Hemisphere) is the most effective way of mounting solar panels. Have you ever considered mounting your panels East & West? Source: solarquotes.com.au   Roof orientation The direction of your panels in relation to the sun, also referred to as the Azimuth angle, is important for the amount of sunshine that your solar panels will receive over the course of the day.   The best way to determine the direction...

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