31 Jul 2020
You’ve booked in your solar installation, and you’re looking forward to lowering your power bills. You’re just days from the solar installation team arriving, but there’s a problem. There’s rain forecast for your installation date. Or the day arrives and the sky is overcast and cloudy. Or [...]Read more Can you install solar in the rain?
24 Jul 2020
If your solar panels are finally nearing their use by date you may be looking for a way to upcycle them into something still useful but a little less vital. Although a good quality solar panel will have a life of 25-30 years (or more), they still won’t last forever. Fortunately, even when solar [...]Read more 10 Ways to Upcycle Old Solar Panels
16 Jul 2020
Don’t be fooled by companies that promise deals on solar, simply because they’re cheap; you may be dealing with a Phoenix Company or a Solar Cowboy. According to the Australian Taxation Office, a Phoenix Company is one which “is created to continue the business of a company that has been [...]Read more Don’t Get Burnt by Solar Phoenix Companies
8 Jul 2020
If you’re looking to buy solar for your property, you’ve probably been overwhelmed with options. Whether it’s a telemarketer, a door to door salesman or someone offering you a huge discount to sign on the spot, it’s hard to know how to make the right choice. Buying local may seem like it won’t [...]Read more 7 Reasons Local Solar Installers Are the Best Choice
12 Mar 2020
Buying solar is a big investment. As with all big investments, it’s important to be sure that what you’re buying is correct for your needs and you’re not paying hidden costs at a later date. Proven Energy Solutions always sends a Clean Energy Council accredited and experienced solar qualified [...]Read more PIA’s: Is Your Solar Installer Checking Before Installation?
21 Feb 2020
If you’re looking at investing in solar, there might be a range of things holding you back. Perhaps the hours you work or the upfront costs don’t seem to make solar a financially viable option. Many of our customers live in older houses, including old Queenslanders and older buildings with [...]Read more Can You Put Solar on an Old House?
28 Jan 2020
When choosing to install solar, many people have a primary goal of saving money on their electricity bills. Fulfilling your own energy needs through your own solar production is known as self consumption. 100% self consumption is the ability to provide all of your energy needs through solar and [...]Read more 17 Ways to Increase Solar Self Consumption
10 Jan 2020
If you’re planning to install a solar system, it’s important to be aware of the many shady operators (no pun intended) who’ll quote a cheap price then end up costing you money. Here are some questions you should ask before buying solar, so you know you’re getting the best option up front. [...]Read more 12 Questions to Ask Before Buying Solar
10 Jan 2020
Australia has a rich natural ecosystem but it’s also one of the driest continents on earth. Each year, many areas experience bushfires which impact people, homes and wildlife. Recently, these fires have covered a much larger area, with millions of hectares burnt. During the cleanup process, [...]Read more 5 Solar Panel Bushfire Care & Maintenance Tips