What is the difference between kW and kWh?

Home You may have seen kW and kWh on your electricity bills, on television, or online. But, do you know what they mean, and what the difference is between the two? Before we go into detail, here are the basics: k stands for kilo, or “one thousand.” W stands for watt, a unit of power. […]

5 common solar myths to avoid and the truth behind them

Home According to the Climate of the Nation 2022 report, approximately 76% of Australians rank solar in their top three preferred sources of energy. Also, Australia is the world’s leader in solar uptake per capita, with approximately 1kW of solar installed per citizen¹. Despite the growth, there are still some common solar myths that may discourage homeowners […]

Why electricity prices have gone up and 4 ways to protect yourself

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Home The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), in its National Electricity Market (NEM) snapshot, said wholesale costs soared 141 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 compared with the same period last year. This announcement is particularly worrying for households without solar, who are set to experience energy bill shock, with a significant increase in wholesale electricity prices […]

3 ways to save energy consumption as you work from home

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Home The impact of COVID-19 on the lives of millions has been unimaginable. Our work and personal lives have been turned upside down, as we continue to come to terms with coping with such significant change. One significant change resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has been the shift to working from home. As social distancing […]

The smartest way to invest in solar

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Home Australia is one of the sunniest places on the planet, so it’s not surprising that the lucky country also has the highest uptake of rooftop solar panels in the world. In fact, there are now over three million solar systems installed on homes and businesses around the country. With solar energy’s proven ability to […]

How does solar power work?

Solahart expert explains to home owners how solar energy works

Home Solar power is a great and proven way to reduce your energy bills, but have you ever wondered how it works? In this article, we will explore: How solar power works in providing electricity to your household; Why choosing solar power makes sense; and How you can store excess solar power for later use […]

Is solar hot water worth it?

why choose solar hot water

Home Is solar hot water worth it? As one of the sunniest countries on the planet1, it’s not surprising that more Australians are choosing clean, free energy from the sun, rather than costly electricity or gas, as their main energy source. But when talking about solar, people often focus on solar power, and sometimes forget […]

Will my solar still work on cloudy or rainy days?

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Home Did you know that Australia has the highest solar radiation per square metre of any continent on the planet? At 58 million petajoules per year, it’s approximately 10,000 times larger than our total energy consumption1. Which is why for most Australians, using the abundant sunshine to power your home and heat your water makes so much […]

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