What’s your energy company really up to?
With Australia’s 20% Renewable Energy Target currently under threat of being reduced or even abolished, Australia’s 3 largest energy companies are the target of a new crowd-funded campaign produced by Greenpeace. Regardless of what the large fossil-fuel companies are saying, reducing the RET will be bad for households as well as bad for the planet. […]
How much will solar save me?
Everyone knows that solar power is a good thing – it’s good for the environment, it’s good for the resale value of your home, it’s even good for the electricity grid itself (especially in Summer) – but the main reason people install solar panels is simple – they want to save money. But how many solar […]
Micro Inverters Vs String Inverters – which are better?
With the emergence of micro inverters in the last 18 months, there is now quite a debate about micro inverters vs string inverters – and which are best to use in a solar system? Firstly – what is the difference between the two? Here is a quick summary. String Inverters (or DC) up until around 2 years ago […]
What makes REC solar panels so good?
At Greenlife, REC has been our favourite brand of solar panel for quite a while now. The Norwegian company that started in 1996 is one of the most awarded and successful solar panel companies in the world – and for good reason. Many people are often searching for REC solar panel reviews and information, and […]
Sign up before September 30th 2013 to secure your solar feed-in tariff.
You may have been hearing about the cutoff date for the solar feed in tariff – but what does it mean exactly? When your solar system exports excess power to the grid, you currently get paid 25.8c from your power company (of that 25.8c – 16c comes from the state government, and 9.8c comes from […]
SMA to provide inverters for Japan’s biggest solar park
SMA have been chosen as the sole supplier for a 70 Megawatt solar park in southern Japan. SMA will provide 140 commercial-scale inverters for the project which should be finished next year. As a sense of scale, this Japanese solar park will be over 55 times larger than Australia’s current largest solar system, located in […]
Perfection just improved – REC release their 260w module.
Greenlife is proudly supplying REC’s new 260w solar panel. REC has become our staple brand in the last 6 months, as we believe they find the perfect balance between high quality, and competitive price. REC solar panels tick virtually every box that you could look for in a top of the range solar panel – […]
Trina Solar Panels Review Predicts Great Performance in Hot Aussie Conditions
Mr. Finn Peacock (Chartered Electrical Engineer, Solar and Energy Efficiency nut, dad, and founder of SolarQuotes.com.au) recently wrote a great independent article about the Trina “Honey” solar panels. Trina have been the most popular brand used here at Greenlife, and they also were the most commonly installed brand in Australia in 2012. They are well […]
Sponsor Matthew in the Flinders University fun-run
Next Sunday, April 13th, I’ll be running 10km on behalf of Greenlife in the Flinders University fun-run starting in Elder Park. The run raises money for the Little Heroes foundation, who help children with Cancer and other serious illnesses. It would be sensational if you could spare a few dollars for such a great cause. […]
We’re very excited to be stocking REC solar panels
We’re very pleased to announce that we’re now supplying REC 250w solar panels, which are one of the very best solar panels in the world. REC is a solar company founded in Norway (not always the first place you think of when you think about solar!) and the panels are produced in the USA and […]