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Ben McInerney

Review Board Member
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CEO, Researcher, Editor
Expertise: Solar PV Research, Arboriculture, Content Wizard
Education: TAFE NSW

BACKGROUND

Ben is a renewable energy enthusiast and developed a passion for solar while helping his brother Leigh install solar panels on the Central Coast. With an environmental science-based background, transitioning into renewable energy was seamless. Ben has helped thousands of Australians understand roof-top solar and enabled them to make the best choice before their purchase.

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large power bill with solar

Solar panel systems are a great way to beat the rising electricity prices and cash in on generous government rebates. In most cases, you will still receive an electric bill after installing a solar panel system. You will normally reduce your regular electric bill by 85 – 90%. There are, however, two ways to completely …

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There are numerous solar panel brands in the Australian market today, and finding a solar panel system with a good efficiency rating might prove to be a headache. Below, we’ve put together a table of the top ten most efficient solar panel brands in the market. Since manufacturers produce several solar panel models, the output …

solar panel dimensions

When looking to place solar panels on your roof, one of the key factors you’ll have to consider is their size and output. Solar panels come in the standard 1.70m x 1.0m dimensions with an output ranging between 250 – 440 watts. While output varies, in most cases the size of the single solar panel …

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Ben McInerney Contact Ben or follow him on social media Envelope Linkedin Facebook Contact BACKGROUND Ben is a renewable energy enthusiast and developed a passion for solar while helping his brother Leigh install solar panels on the Central Coast. With an environmental science-based background, transitioning into renewable energy was seamless. Ben has helped thousands of …

How do we use solar energy at night

If you’ve just installed solar panels in your home, or you’re thinking about it, one question that puzzles most people is whether solar panels can store energy. The answer is No. Solar panels can’t store the energy they produce for later use. To store solar energy, you’ll have to make use of solar batteries or …

How Do I Calculate How Much Battery I Need For My Solar System

The number of solar batteries you need will depend on the size of your system, your power usage, and what you want to achieve with your battery. The solar battery you will most likely need is a 14kWh which comes as a single unit. It is by far the most popular size and suits solar …

best feed in tariffs NSW

Energy suppliers will pay you a wholesale price for any surplus solar energy you export back to the grid. This is known as a feed-in tariff or net metering. The cost is less than the purchase rate during buyback, yet when integrated with your solar panel system,  this still into substantial reductions in your electricity …

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GoSolarQuotes: Empowering Your Solar Journey Welcome to GoSolarQuotes, your go-to resource for unlocking the potential of solar energy in your home. Facebook Twitter Youtube Linkedin Pinterest Get in Touch Brief Description At GoSolarQuotes, we offer a wealth of information tailored for homeowners interested in harnessing the power of solar energy. Our platform provides comprehensive insights …

do solar panels work in winter

When looking to invest in solar panels, the biggest challenge for homeowners is determining the effectiveness of panels during winter. In places where there’s not much sun and sometimes it rains or snows, it’s really important for everyone to know that solar panels will still work well all year round. Solar panels do work during …

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