Low Load Responses – Distributed PV Generation Management

Low Load Responses – Distributed PV Generation Management

Information for Industry – Distributed Photovoltaic Management 

New requirements will apply to new and upgraded rooftop solar installations from Monday, 14th February 2022. 

From this date, all new and upgraded solar PV with an inverter capacity of 5kW or less will need to be capable of being remotely turned down or off in emergency situations. 

On the 28th September 2021, AEMO released its Renewable Energy Integration – SWIS Update report. The report highlights the substantial acceleration of DPV uptake in recent years, and identifies priority actions needed to manage the power system. … Read More

Adding A Solar Battery To Your Existing System

Adding A Solar Battery To Your Existing System

Can I add a solar battery to my existing solar power system?

With solar battery storage systems becoming more affordable and accessible, an increasing number of homeowners are considering solar batteries to their existing solar power systems.

Solar batteries provide many benefits to their owners, including the ability to utilise more of their solar power generation, backup power in case of an outage, and increased energy savings, so it’s not hard to see why their has been an increase in demand recently.… Read More

What Happens To Your Solar Power In Winter?

What Happens To Your Solar Power In Winter?

Winter is the best time of year to closely monitor the output of your off-grid solar system.

In an off-the-grid solar house, a row of days with complete cloud cover can occasionally mean a drop in the available power from your battery storage, due to fewer hours of sunlight hitting the solar panels.

Of course, as most solar households are also connected to the electricity grid, energy is always available even though the sun might be hidden. But it’s important to understand what happens to your solar production during winter and learn the best way to monitor your solar system.… Read More

Huawei Luna Battery

Huawei Luna Battery

Huawei Luna Battery – Product Spotlight

The Huawei Luna Battery

Solar energy storage systems are becoming more and more attractive to Australians nation-wide as prices continue to fall and more incentives become available. Which is why we wanted to go through the Huawei LUNA battery with you, one of the best investments you can make if you’re looking for a top-quality solar batter.

Scalable from a compact 5kWh all the way up to an incredible 30 kWh, the Huawei LUNA’s modular design makes it a flexible and practical investment, able to be adjusted to your energy needs, whatever they may be.… Read More

Why Solar Companies Fail

Why Solar Companies Fail

Why Do So Many Solar Companies Fail?

Over the past decade, the solar industry has boomed. In 2018, the number of Australian households with solar PV installations reached 2 million. That’s an average of six solar panels installed per minute!

The solar industry is growing rapidly, yet there are many solar companies who have left. ABC News reports that more than 700 solar companies have gone out of business since 2011, leaving around 650,000 Australians without warranties if their systems fault.… Read More

Approved Solar Retailer

CEC Accredited Solar Retailer

CEC Accreditation – What does it mean?

In Australia, we have a number of governing bodies which determine the safety, ethics and regulatory practices that need to be adhered to in the Australian Solar Industry. One of the biggest is the Australian Clean Energy Council (CEC). They provide best practice guidelines  for solar retailers to adhere to via a strict code of conduct.

This document aims to protect both the industry and consumers in regards to the standard solar design and installation practices being undertaken by solar retailers.… Read More

Solar Analytics

Solar Analytics

Solar Analytics

Solar Analytics is a compact add-on monitoring device that allows you to closely monitor both solar generation and electricity consumption in real-time. The system uses a small electronic module which is installed inside the switchboard and uses highly accurate sensors (CT clamps) to measure solar power generation and electricity consumption. The data is sent to a mobile App every few seconds via the onboard 4G transmitter and analysed by the smart algorithms developed by the solar analytics team to provide an abundance of useful information such as:

  • Your electricity usage and consumption patterns
  • Overall solar system performance
  • How much electricity your system should be generating vs actual generation
  • Net electricity bought and sold
  • Alerts and faults diagnostics
  • Grid voltage and frequency monitoring
  • Estimated savings and credits
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Growatt Solar

Growatt Solar

Growatt Solar

Growatt solar have established themselves as one of the world’s most popular Chinese manufactured inverters. Growatt has rapidly expanded their operations world wide due to the proven quality of their products. Growatt now have branch offices all over the world including, Germany, Brazil, Australia, the US, the UK, Thailand, the Netherlands, India and more.… Read More

solar systems perth

Solar Systems in Perth

Solar Systems in Perth

Finding the best solar system can be a major challenge. Although, with an abundance of sunshine year-round, Perth is the ideal location for solar-powered energy generation. If you’re looking for an experienced installer who is, reliable, trustworthy and efficient, Westsun Solar is the company for you.

Westsun Solar are Perth’s leading solar specialists. With over 10 years experience and a team of in-house CEC accredited electricians we have worked on every solar project you could imagine. Our team of dedicated professionals have seen the ups and downs of the industry, and love to share the knowledge they have gained on their journey.… Read More

Commercial Solar

Commercial Solar

Commercial Solar

Commercial solar is targeted towards businesses who generally use the vast majority of their electricity between 9am and 5pm (operating hours).
These commercial sized systems (10kW) and up carry unique design considerations and challenges which we will go through within the blog.

The three distinct size breaks for commercial solar

(Baring in mind, the average residential solar system size is 5kW, or around 20 panels).

Less than 30kW (around 100 panels)

A 30kW solar system will usually generate around 120kWh of electricity a day on average over a year, this will save approximately $2000 per month if 100% is self consumed (which is definitely possible in commercial situations).… Read More