The cheapest option can actually be the most expensive.
Many of you have probably heard about ‘Unleash Solar’ going into administration last week. Whilst this is not good for the solar industry as a whole, I think it is a big reminder for people to ensure they only buy good quality solar equipment. Many people with Unleash systems were sold cheap, faulty Inverters and […]
Trina Solar the most popular brand in Australia in 2012
A recent report has found that Trina were the most popular brand of solar panel installed in Australia in 2012. Here at Greenlife, Trina has been our most popular brand as well. Trina are a Chinese company that make their panels using fully automated methods, and they have been one of the 5 biggest solar […]
Trina Solar Partners with worldwide carmaker Renault
Trina Solar have supplied over 200,000 solar panels to the Renault automotive company, which have been installed on 6 of their major factories in France. In all, the project is totals around 60 Megawatts – easily the largest solar automotive project in the world. Trina Solar are also a major sponsor of the Renault Formula […]
Tindo Solar official opened by Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Australia’s only solar panel manufacturer, Tindo Solar, has been opened by the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard. Also present were the SA Premier Jay Weatherill, Federal Member for Makin Tony Zappia and SA Minister Tom Koutsantonis. Tindo’s Manager of People and Business, Mr. Richard Inwood, says that “the interest received so far by the […]
Enecsys Micro-Inverters with European Award
Enecsys, the industry-leading supplier of “Micro-Inverters” used in Tindo solar panels, has been recognised for their engineering and innovation at an award ceremony in London. Micro inverters can offer higher energy yields than standard “wall-mounted” inverters, by allowing panels to be mounted facing multiple directions, allowing each panel to work to it’s full potential, and […]
Senator Nick Xenophon visits the Tindo factory
South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon dropped by the Tindo factory yesterday to check out some world-class Australian manufacturing. Visit the Tindo facebook page for more pictures and information.
Australia is finally building a large-scale sun farm
In a historic day for Australian renewable energy, permits have formally been approved for a 30 Megawatt PV “sun farm” in Kerang, Victoria. The system will produce enough electricity to offset the usage of over 14,000 Australian homes. Whilst it has been revealed that Australia installed more domestic PV solar systems than any other country […]
How much will a solar system save me?
These days, many people know that solar systems are measured in ‘kilowatts’ (which is 1000 watts) – but how much does that save you on your power bills? Well, there are a few variables at play, but it’s generally quite simple. Electricity is measured in ‘kilowatt-hours’, or ‘kWh’. In Adelaide, over the next 12 months […]
South Australian electricity prices, a sneak peek
Many of you may have received a letter from you energy retailer informing you of new electricity rates as of July 1st 2012 – the same day the Carbon Tax starts. To summarise, the new rates for electricity range from approximately 30c up to just under 41c, depending on how many units of power you […]
Trina Solar announce their new “Honey” solar panel
Here is a Q & A with Trina’s Vice President of Technology, talking about their new “Honey” panel. Greenlife Solar has the 250w Honey module available, and we can gladly say that they are a truly fantastic panel.