Moving to larger premises at 22 Secker Rd Mount Barker

Hi, We are excited to announce we will soon be moving to a much larger premises at 22 Secker Rd Mount Barker, where Home Hardware previously was. We have been at our Light Cresent, Mount Barker location for about 9 years, and have decided it is time for a change! You know what they say "change is as good as a holiday"! We are soon going to be starting our office fit out and we should be ready for the big move around mid July, the new space is over twice the size of our current location and will have a few advantages over...

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New Solar Meter rules have arrived

So, it seems like we can’t go 6 months in the solar industry without someone changing the rules somewhere along the line. The latest changes relate to who is responsible for changing out your old electricity meter for a new solar meter. It used to be up to SAPN (SA Power Networks) and us to liaise together to get it done. Things have changed and its now the responsibility of your electricity retailers to sort out your meter change over, this has created some problems for us and our clients. The problem seems to be that as this is new to the...

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Changes to Solar Rules are here

Hi All, Update, 24/1/18, Ok so the new rules are in place and it mostly effects those who have a single phase electricity connection at their properties. Those with single phase are able to have a 5kW inverter maximum, but we have recently found out we can still put 6.6kW or 6600 watts onto that inverter, as this system is big enough for most households it wont be a big issue for most solar customers. Or so we thought, turns out you can still have a larger (up to 10kW) inverter on single phase BUT you must limit the amount of...

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SA Solar Power gets a pay rise

Hi All, Good news for those who have solar or are looking to install solar power. AGL has announced that it will raise the feed in tariff amount to 16 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity people's solar systems feed back into the grid. When you consider it was previously 6.8 cents its easy to see that this is a big win for solar system owners, you guys. Now those who may of read my previous post "Lets run the numbers on Solar in South Australia" will need to go back and change out the 6.8 cents for 16 cents and run...

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Lets run the numbers on Solar in South Australia

Howdy All, So a customer came in the other day and said "so I suppose solar is not worth it now the feed in tariff is gone" and this got me thinking that people dont understand how to run the numbers on Solar in Adelaide.  Lets go through the numbers as if I were a typical Adelaide household looking to see what value solar offers me and my family. We first need to put some relevant facts on the table. Number one, there is still an upfront discount on new solar systems installed in Australia as new systems are eligible to create STC's...

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What you need to know about STC’s

So what is an STC? It stands for "Small Scale technology certificate." Australia has a Renewable Energy Target (RET) where we are looking to supply a portion of our power from renewable sources. So polluters are required to buy an amount of STC's to offset there pollution this helps stimulate the uptake of clean energy like solar. Not so long ago the Federal government decided to reduce our Renewable Energy Target, from 41,000 GWh to 33,000 GWh by 2020. So what? I hear you say. Well what this means is that we are going to hit our renewable energy target sooner...

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Newsflash – Changes to Solar Rules

Firstly, my apologies as even whilst I am typing this, I don't 100% know what is about to change and how it will effect our customers and our business going forward. We have called SAPN and all the industry experts and everyone is scratching their heads just as much as we are. What we do know;  The new Australian Standard for grid connected Solar system (AS/NZS4777.1 2016)  was published on 30 September 2016. The new standard states that "unless specifically stated by the distributor, the rating limit for a single-phase IES is an individual installation shall be equal to 5kVa, and a multi-phase...

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Solar in SA is better value than ever

Howdy Solar enthusiast, so Solar Power in South Australia is better value than ever before, Huh.. I here you say. Well allow me to elaborate. Even though the old feed in tariff amounts have  been recently reduced to 8 cents per kWh (kilowatt hour) for power that your solar system feeds back into the grid, its not all doom and gloom. The fact is that solar panels have never been cheaper than they are right now, these now mature solar panel manufacturers have increased production over the last few years while at the same time incentives and rule changes in some (formally) major...

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Oversizing your PV Array

Reasons you should oversize your PV array The following article highlights some of the key benefits that you as a homeowner can have by oversizing your PV array. Whilst we here at Solar Wholesalers have known the benefits of oversizing a PV array for quite some time and, it is great to have some literature from our main inverter supplier to support what we always knew. Check it out here...

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Solar Shines for office tennents

Solar Wholesalers recently completed the installation of a 100kW solar system on Naylor House at 190 Pultney St Adelaide. The install of 400 solar panels on the office building is designed to enhance the appeal of the building to potential tenants. Sam Di Fava of Di Fava group the owners of the building engaged Solar Wholesalers to do the install. "The 100kW system will reduce our reliance on grid power, improve our NABERS energy rating and reduce the running costs for the building" mister Di Fava said. "This is a win- win situation for us as the landlord and also our tenants....

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