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​Solar panel head-to-head: Jinko versus Q-Cells

Posted by SPD on 07 17

Solar panels are one of the leading sources of renewable energy in Australia, and more homes and businesses are running on solar power every day. But not all solar panels are made equal. Different types of solar cells vary in their efficiency, size and manufacturing quality. According to, two… Read More

What is solar battery storage?

Posted by SPD on 03 17

In recent weeks battery power storage has become a major talking point, with many politicians and media outlets declaring it will be the solution to South Australia's energy insecurity. 

This is no surprise to Solar Power Direct, who have been installing battery storage in homes throughout the Festival State for… Read More

Solar System The Solution To Rising Power Prices

Posted by SPD on 03 17

Homeowners wanting a long-term solution to reducing their electricity bills take note: There is still time to take advantage of government incentives to install rooftop solar power systems. Despite being available on a sliding scale since January 1, the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) creates a financial incentive for homeowners… Read More

Choose Solar Before Incentives Disappear

Posted by SPD on 03 17

The cheap solar "party" is winding down for South Australians. That's because the Government solar incentive providing a discount on the upfront cost of a PV solar system will be phased out from January 1, 2017. But if you're quick, there's still time to cash in on government benefits, says… Read More

Store Power From Sun

Posted by SPD on 03 17

You can now dismiss your concerns about switching to solar power and feeling it might not match your household's power usage. Master electrician and managing director of Solar Power Direct, Paul Maiolo, says the simple answer is to install a solar power battery storage system with your PV solar panels.… Read More

Solar Choice Helps Give Power To The People

Posted by SPD on 03 17

South Australia is the ideal place for investing in solar panel installations with its Mediterranean-style climate of hot, dry summers and plenty of sunshine. With this in mind, master electrician and managing director of Solar Power Direct, Paul Maiolo, says it’s time homeowners took advantage of these conditions. He says… Read More

Solar Power Upgrades to Benefit Consumers

Posted by SPD on 03 17

Latter day converts to grid connect PV solar power systems are now free to make upgrade choices likely to benefit them, including increased energy production. That comes with the territory for such residential consumers (Group Four) who've seen the end of feed-in tariff receipts for excess solar power exported to… Read More

Maintain Solar to Gain Maximum Benefits

Posted by SPD on 03 17

Tapping into the advantages of roof-mounted solar power systems is a step forward for any household but maintaining the system to maximise your benefits is also important. Master electrician and managing director of Adelaide firm Solar Power Direct Paul Maiolo says while such systems require little maintenance, calling in a… Read More

How are solar rebates changing?

Posted by SPD on 03 17

​In 2011, and as a part of Australia's Renewable Energy Target, small-scale Technology Certificates were introduced. STCs lower the cost of rooftop solar to households and businesses in Australia and are commonly slot underneath the umbrella term of solar power rebates. 

As explained in an earlier post, solar rebates are… Read More

How solar energy battery storage systems work

Posted by SPD on 11 16

Are you considering installing solar panels but have concerns about the ins and outs of your energy usage? Perhaps you're worried you may not use all the power you create, with some of it going to waste?

The simple answer for this is to install a solar power battery storage… Read More

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