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Air Con Products Moving in Leaps and Bounds

By Ben Towers • June 25th, 2014

Many industries have improved their components over the past 5 years, but very few have taken the strides that domestic air-conditioning have made. Reverse cycle air-conditioning, as recently as 5-10 years ago, was noisy, had unsightly components, archaic controls and was extremely expensive to run. Now with the aid of inverter technology, not only are more…

The 2014 Football World Cup Goes Solar.

By Ben Towers • May 30th, 2014

Brazil 2014 will be powered by solar panels, 1MW has been installed at the Arena Pernambuco. The system has not been installed on the roof like conventional systems that we typically install here in Perth, but ground mounted to make the most of precious solar real estate. Unfortunately Brazil has not embraced the hosting of the more…

Solar, stopping those rising power costs!

By Ben Towers • May 16th, 2014

Recently the solar industry has seen an influx of enquiries due to the announcement of increasing power costs, along with people feeling the squeeze of the budget cuts. With so many Perth solar power companies promoting different size products and customers’ needs varying so greatly, how are you supposed to know what system will work more…

Solar Power Servicing

By Ben Towers • May 5th, 2014

Domestic solar power installations in Perth, from the initial boom in the industry are now quickly reaching the 5 year mark. What does this mean for companies, consumers and Manufacturers? Well quite simply, the early installations of 2009 have seen their inverter warranty elapse. There has been an alarming amount of companies “shutting their doors” more…

Solar Power Perth

By Ben Towers • April 30th, 2014

Supporting a Sustainable Future for WA Renewable energy and sustainable design initiatives have come a long way over the last decade to encourage builders and home owners to take a proactive approach when undertaking new builds and extensions. Furthermore, the Australian Government has helped support this proactive approach by offering attractive rebate deals to those more…

FAQ For buying Solar Power

By Ben Towers • April 17th, 2014

With lots of information and products in the market place available for roof top solar systems here are some of Solaire Connects most asked questions. *Rebates*   Is there still a government rebate available? Yes, rebates are still available and you can receive up to $3700 for a 5kW system. Who claims the rebate? The more…

Shading Analysis

By Ben Towers • February 13th, 2014

People can under estimate how much power can be lost through shading on their solar panels. What good is having a solar power system in Perth’s long summer days if the panels are shaded. In reality most systems will catch some shade at different stages of the year, but the question is how much will more…

Temperature Control

By Ben Towers • February 3rd, 2014

With Perth’s hot summer in full swing, temperature control has become crucial to keeping those power bills down whilst cooling your home. A temptation in Air Conditioning is to put your Air con down to 16◦ and run the Air Conditioner on full blast, this unfortunately is exactly what not to do when wanting to more…