How Have Solar Panels Improved Over 10 Years?

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Solar panels were invented over a hundred years ago, but their use in homes and offices is relatively new. Over the decades, they have become more efficient and cost-effective. Let’s look at the improvements and how you can use solar panels in your Newcastle property. The Improvements In Solar Panels  The first solar cells, in […]

Why The Commercial Sector Should Commit To Change With Solar Panels

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Change is difficult, especially when change seemingly comes with a price tag attached to it. However, larger changes in the environment and social landscapes leave us all concerned about the future. The best way to move forward in your business is with assurance that the path is reliable and renewable. It’s a bonus if the […]

Is My Roof Strong Enough For A Solar Panel Installation?

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Now that you have decided to install a solar system for your home, you will be sure to have some fundamental questions that need to be answered. One of the most frequently asked questions to solar panel installation companies is around the strength of a roof to sustain the weight of the solar panels. The […]

How Solar Systems Help You Use The Power Of The Sun

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Here’s the thing about green energy. To the layman (everyday, ordinary people that don’t spend all their time thinking about fancy new ways to power a lightbulb), the thought of green, eco-friendly, renewable energy can get a little overwhelming. There’s so much of it around these days. There’s solar energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, and […]

What Makes Solar Panels So Special

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Interestingly, elements and exploration into solar and solar panels have been around since the 1800s, but only in the 1970s were they marketed to the general public. In theory, its name suggests they’re pretty simple to understand. Everyone knows that dark colours heat up better than light ones, so why not put big black plates […]

Beginner’s Guide To Solar Panels in Hunter Valley

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As the cost of electricity continues to rise, we are all looking at alternative ways of saving on electricity and reducing these spiralling costs. If you are considering installing solar panels in your home or business in Hunter Valley, read on to understand the fundamentals of solar power systems. What Is Solar Energy? Solar energy […]

Don’t get caught with an ‘orphaned’ solar system

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According to a report from LG using ASIC data, more than 650 solar installation companies have closed since 2011. The report suggests there are more than 300,000 “orphaned” solar systems in Australia. Other reports say it could be as many as 30% of all systems installed! If you own an orphaned system you can’t contact the original […]

Interesting story about low grade parts on 7.30 Report (ABC TV)


If you didn’t get a chance to see the investigative report about issues relating to the supply of low-grade solar panels on the 7.30 Report earlier this month (June 2019)  night you can watch it here: It starts at the 1.00 minute mark and runs for 12 minutes. The key takeaway is …. you […]

Rebate for NSW farmers for solar pumps


25% rebate on solar pumps for NSW graziers In February 2019 the NSW Government has announced a generous rebate to fund one-off rebates to eligible primary producers for the costs associated with the purchase and installation of on-farm water infrastructure that addresses animal welfare needs and improves resilience to drought. This rebate applies to the […]

We are Clean Energy Council accredited

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HV Solar is a member of the Clean Energy Council (CEC) and is an Accredited Installer. The CEC is the peak body for the solar installation and maintenance sector in Australia. Members are selected on the basis of specific criteria including their experience, reputation and quality of their work. If you have your solar system […]