Trina Honey M Plus 290 Watt Solar Panel Best Performance In The Business for a Monocrystaline Panel. Same Size as Polycrystraline Panels yet with Much more more power. Less Roof Space More Power
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Trina Honey M plus products meet all of your rooftop PV needs. Advanced surface texturing and back surface field techniques have enabled Honey products to set world output records, 2014 record of 335.2Wp output for a 60-cell module.
Excellent Low Light Performance On Cloudy Days, Mornings And Evenings
– Advanced surface texturing
– Back surface field
– Selective emitter Maximize Limited Space With Top-End Efficiency
– Up to 180 W/m2 power density
– Low thermal coefficients for greater energy production at high operating temperatures Highly Reliable Due To Stringent Quality Control
– Over 30 in-house tests (UV, TC, HF, and many more)
– In-house testing goes well beyond certification requirements
– 100% EL double inspection
Certified To Withstand Challenging Environmental Conditions
– 2400 Pa wind load
– 5400 Pa snow load
– 35mm hail stone at 97 km/hr SPECS (DD05A(II).08 60-Cell Monocrystalline) 270-295W 18.0% maximum module efficiency DD05A.08(II) Black Frame 60 cells, 156mm x156mm MC4
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How String Inverters Work As Compared To MicroInverters
Envoy Communications Gateway
The Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway is the network hub for the solar system that allows each individual solar panel and micro inverter to connect with the internet. This allows for industry leading system monitoring and management capabilities.
The Envoy uses advanced powerline communications technology to connect to the solar array. System owners can check the status of their solar system using the Envoy’s display, or get more detailed information through the Enlighten website.
- Plug & Play setup
- Installation flexibility in connecting to a router
- Communicates over existing electrical wires
- Enables remote troubleshooting of solar array
- Connects up to 600 microinverters
ENPHASE AC MICRO INVERTER SYSTEM https://youtu.be/Fzj2a-9M4qo
The New Enphase 5th Generation S-Series Micro Inverter Now Available In Australia
With Enphase, Quality is Everything
Tested to the limit
The S230 Micro Inverter has been tested for 1 million hours. That’s over 100 years. Your New Enphase Microinverter Solar Power system is the perfect Electricity producing System in all weather conditions. Early Morning and Evening Light, Shaded Areas, Cloudy Days will See Maximum Power Production.
Enphase Microinverters have no moving parts
It’s simple but true: the more moving parts in a system, the more frequently something breaks. In an Enphase system, all the action takes place inside a small, efficient box. String inverters are complicated, with lots of separate and easily breakable components, such as fans. If one tiny part breaks in a string solar inverter, it can cause the whole system to fail.
A 10-year warranty, out of the box
Enphase stand by the S-Series Micro Inverters with an industry-leading 10-year product repair & replacement warranty. Because you’ve already got enough things to worry about, and replacing your solar shouldn’t be one of them.
Enphase S230 Microinverter
Built on the fifth-generation platform, the Enphase S230 Microinverter achieves the highest inverter efficiency for module-level power electronics. With its all-AC approach, the S230 simplifies design and installation, and delivers optimal energy harvest.
- Output Power: 220/230VA
- Commonly used module pairing – input power: 195 W – 285W
- Peak Power Tracking Voltage: 27 – 37 V
- 95.8% EU Efficiency
- 96.7% Peak Efficiency
- Integrated ground, eliminating the need for a copper grounding wire or WEEB
- Compliance: AS 4777.2, AS 4777.3, RCM, IEC/EN 61000-6-3, IEC/EN 62019-1, IEC/EN 62109-2
- Configurable for variable grid profiles
Enphase S270 Micro Inverter Systems
The 5th Generation S270 is now available. Packed with the world’s most advanced micro inverter technology, the S270 has an incredible efficiency rating of 96.9% and is compatible with high powered solar panels.
Built on the fifth-generation platform, the Enphase S270 Microinverter supports both 60-cell and high-powered 72-cell modules. With its all-AC approach, the S270 simplifies design and installation for 270 VA installations, and delivers the most reliable energy solution for your customers.
Enphase S270 Key Features
– Output Power: 260/270VA
– Commonly used module pairing – input power: 230 W – 350 W
– Peak Power Tracking Voltage: 27 – 48 V
– 95.6% EU Efficiency
– 96.9% Peak Efficiency
– Integrated ground, eliminating the need for a copper grounding wire or WEEB
– Compliance: AS 4777.2, AS 4777.3, RCM, IEC/EN 61000-6-3, IEC/EN 62019-1, IEC/EN 62109-2
– Configurable for variable grid profiles
Latest enphase envoy S metered
Enphase microinverters are proven to produce more energy than other technologies.
- Microinverters operate independently, so each panel performs to its fullest. One shaded or dirty panel won’t affect the rest of the system.
- Burst technology lets microinverters produce more at dawn, dusk, and in low-light conditions, for a longer solar day.
Because they function independently, microinverters are inherently more reliable:
there’s no single point of failure in a microinverter system. Plus, we’re obsessive about quality, and our products reflect that.
- If one panel goes down, the others won’t go down with it.
- Enphase microinverters undergo the most rigorous product testing in the industry.
- We stand by our products with the industry’s highest warranties.
Microinverters are safer than other inverter technologies.
- An all-AC system means no high-voltage DC power on your roof.
- Enphase Microinverters are commonly chosen for schools, since they meet even the strictest government safety requirements.
In addition to the greater energy savings from higher production, Enphase microinverters are just a better long-term investment.
- Enphase microinverters come with a 25-year warranty; string inverters need to be replaced at least once in the lifetime of the system.
- Streamlined components make for quicker and less costly installations.
- High-quality materials and remote problem-solving save money on repairs.
The Enphase System is flexible, so you can design a system to fit today’s budget and energy needs, and expand it later as your needs evolve. Want to add more panels, or a solar battery? With microinverters, it’s no problem.
Maybe your roof isn’t shaded, so you think microinverters aren’t for you. Well, think again.
First, every system experiences some shading at some point during the day — and Enphase tolerates shading better than others. Second, shading is only a part of the story. Think dirt, leaves, scratches, snow….
Third, even if you keep your panels spotlessly clean, wear and tear won’t happen uniformly, and temperature differences occur naturally. No matter what, you’ll deal with panels operating at different levels of efficiency (an occurrence known as module mismatch). And if you’ve got microinverters, you’ll maximize your production in spite of it.
We recommend the team at Captain Green, as they lead the industry in True Value Solar packages. You can contact Captain Green, www.captaingreen.com.au as they also install in Sydney, including Western Australia, Queensland, Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania. Captain Green Solar have been in business for around 7 years and have developed a trusted name in the solar power industry.
Solar Power deals from www.captaingreensolar.com.au , 6.24 kilowatt system using Tier 1 Solar Panels ZEVER Inverter fully installed for from just $3,999 produces approx 8,800 kilowatts in a year. Call Con Amvrazis 0421107661 of Captain Green to discuss securing this offer.
Both SMA and ZEVER are owned by the SMA Group of Companies with over 30 years of proven reliability.
BOTH THE NEW MODELS OF SMA AND ZEVERLUTION now come with WiFi included as a standard feature.
ZEVER introduces their new model ZEVERlution 5 kilowatt solar inverter which includes WiFi as standard. Currently delayed till December 2016, this new 5 KW ZEVER Inverter will come Wi Fi as standard.
How Home Energy Storage works ?
LG CHEM offers 3.3 KW-6.5KW-10 KW Batteries in Low and High Voltage Systems.
The new generation energy storage solar package is installed complete as a system giving you 24 hours access to your own electricity.
RETROFIT A SOLAR BATTERY
You can retro fit an electricity storage battery to your existing solar panels, but you may have replace the existing inverter with the new generation SMA hybrid inverter, or SOLAX hybrid inverter that come with inbuilt controller and integrated battery charger.
Those of you new to solar and planning on installing solar power to your home and considering Battery storage in the future, we recommend that you first purchase the solar power system that best fits your requirements and down the track then consider a solar storage battery and hybrid inverter. Only because matching the most appropriate brands and models to your future home energy storage battery will make more sense to ensure that the components will work well together, as currently some hybrid inverters may as yet not work with either TESLA POWER WALL Battery, or LG CHEM Batteries or GCL Battery.
______________________________________________________________________________Based in Chester Hill Sydney, Captain Green has been operating for almost seven years supplying and installing quality products such as SMA and ZEVER inverters matched with the Australian owned Tier 1 rated OPAL solar panel. OPAL solar panel is manufactured by RISEN Energy and listed in the top 6 solar panel manufacturers by BLOOMBERG. OPAL Solar panels are Australian owned based in Wetherill Park Sydney and offer Australian warranties. 25 years performance warranty and a factory backed 12 year products warranty which includes all parts and all labour cost. At solar quotes sydney we congratulate the team at Captain Green Solar that offers both quality and best rate of ROI value for money solar power systems. The success in the New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland markets is a testament to Captain green in providing the very best in solar products with the best Australian warranties in the business. We asked the Director of Captain Green about the Queensland market and was told that because of the closure of Queensland based companies such as BIOSOLAR last year and SUNSOURCE recently in 2016 Captain green saw a market where longevity and stability in a company was needed by Queenslanders looking at installing solar on their homes and requiring a trusted name in the business along with local backed Australian warranties.
SMA releases the new new generation 5 KW inverter with WiFi as a standard inclusion. Surprising that their Inverters up to5 Kilowatts are now made in CHINA. Considering stiff competition from FRONIUS the AUSTRIAN Made Solar Inverter, you would think that keeping the SMA as a “MADE IN GERMANY” would be the wiser move especially when asking for slightly more of a price. “MMM”
Solar Quotes Sydney congratulates the team at Skylight Energy based in Rockdale Sydney for supplying and installing top brand Tier 1 products. Skylight Energy offers various Tier 1 brands including the SMA Inverter, fast installation times with the most reputable installers in the industry. Skylight Energy operates in Sydney , South Coast and the Central Coast offering customers exceptional value for money for Tier 1 solar power packages. The feedback from customers which we selected at random has also reflected their personal service and needs for each client. We asked the Director about his values and was told that, it is important that we listen and understand the requirements of each of our clients in order to maximise the reduction of their electricity bills for the long term by supplying and installing the best matched system to their individual needs. We are about the right products backed by the best service we can offer.
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co, once the world’s biggest solar manufacturer, plunged the most in more than four months after signaling it may be teetering toward bankruptcy.
Yingli declined 13 per cent to US$3.98 at 12:11 pm in New York, the most intraday since Dec 17.
That followed an 8.1 per cent drop Friday after the Chinese solar company acknowledged “substantial doubt as to its ability to continue as a going concern.”
Yingli said Friday that it’s still in talks with creditors about repaying loans due in two weeks, and its losses for 2015 probably would widen because of a series of write-offs, the sliding price of solar panels and declining shipments caused by a shortage of working capital.
“It looks like they are not getting bailed out and they will need to file for bankruptcy,” Gordon Johnson, an analyst at Axiom Capital Management, said in an e-mail Monday.
Yingli hasn’t reported a quarterly profit since 2011 and has been in breach of loan covenants for at least a year. It has been kept alive by state-backed lenders led by China Development Bank Corp.
The company said in April it would be “very difficult” to repay 1.4 billion yuan (S$290 million) of notes due May 12.
|C SUN SOLAR PANELS MANUFACTURE R China Sunergy Announces Receipt of Delisting Notice|
NANJING, China, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSUN) (“China Sunergy” or “the Company”), a specialized solar cell and module manufacturer, today announced that it had received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of the NASDAQ Stock Market (“NASDAQ”), on March 3, 2016 (the “Letter”), informing the Company that it failed to regain compliance with the Listing Rule related to the maintenance of minimum Market Value of Publicly Held Shares (“MVPHS”) of US$15,000,000 within a compliance period of 180 calendar days.
Brisbane based solar company, SunSource Group Pty Ltd, has gone into liquidation. SunSource’s insolvency notice was officially released on July 1st 2016. A company that used door to door marketing known as ambush marketing overcharged selling 3 kilowatts systems for up to $12,000 to trusting consumers. Although Sunsource did offer quality products,, the return on investment would take around 15 years.
More Solar a solar retailer based in Liverpool Sydney closes its doors.
BOSCH EXITS THE INDUSTRY AND CLOSES PRODUCTION OF THE BOSCH INVERTER. So much for the German made BOSCH inverter. Just over a year from its introduction to the Australian market BOSCH has made the decision to exit the solar power industry. BOSCH also closed the Solar panel manufacturing 2 years ago.
EUROSOLAR FINED BY THE ACCC for the record amount of $143,000 for False and Deceptive conduct
$145,000 penalty for fake testimonials and false solar energy country of origin representations
The Federal Court has ordered by consent that P & N Pty Ltd and P & N NSW Pty Ltd (trading as Euro Solar) and Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing Pty Ltd (WEMA, formerly trading as Australian Solar Panel) pay combined penalties of $125,000, for publishing fake testimonials and making false or misleading representations about the country of origin of the solar panels they supply. This followed action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
The sole Director of P&N and WEMA, Mr Nikunjkumar Patel, was also ordered to pay a penalty of $20,000 for his involvement in the conduct.
Today the Court found that video testimonials published on Youtube by P&N and P&N NSW and written testimonials published by WEMA on its website were not made by genuine customers of the companies.
“This is the ACCC’s first litigated outcome in relation to the specific prohibition against fake testimonials under the Australian Consumer Law,” Mr Sims said.
“Consumers should be able to trust that testimonials give honest feedback about a consumer’s experiences with a service or product. If they are not genuine, consumers may be enticed into making a purchase that they would not have otherwise made.”
The Court also found that P&N, P&N NSW and WEMA made false or misleading representations to consumers that they manufactured or supplied solar panels that were made in Australia – when they were in fact made in China.
The misleading representations were made online, in newspapers and on television between November 2012 and September 2013 and were brought to the ACCC’s attention by competing businesses.
“Credence claims such as country of origin can be a powerful marketing tool for businesses, with consumers often prepared to pay a premium for products made in Australia,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.
“Businesses making misleading representations can harm consumers by influencing them to purchase products, sometimes at a premium price, they otherwise wouldn’t choose to. They can also harm competitors who accurately represent their products by creating an unfair playing field.”
In his judgment, Justice Besanko found that the companies and Mr Patel engaged in careless and reckless conduct and knew that the representations made were both false and misleading.
His Honour also found that it was “suggested in some of the advertisements that not only were the solar panels made in Australia but that customers or potential customers ought to be supporting them because of that fact” and that these representations “were a central part of the respondents’ business and marketing strategy”.
In addition to penalties, the Court also made other orders by consent including declarations, injunctions, corrective advertising and a contribution towards the ACCC’s costs.
The Clean Energy Council has outlined new rules and standards that will allow it to delist rooftop solar modules and inverter products that fail to meet safety and performance standards, or do not deliver on marketing and warranty claims.
The CEC says the new initiatives will allow it to take action against suppliers that fail to meet standards, and it will also introduce a random testing program for solar panels and inverters to ensure that the actual performance of products being sold in Australia live up to their marketing claims.
The initiatives have been welcomed by the solar industry, and are considered long overdue. Australia is ranked as possibly the cheapest market in the world for rooftop solar installations, but that is at least partly because a small, but significant section of the market is, well, cheap in price and cheap in nature.
“The amount of rubbish that is being imported into the country is staggering,” said the head of one wholesaling group. He said the issues were poor quality, relabeled and copied products.
Numerous companies have been caught out. Some installers have collapsed because of the cost of trying to fix poorly performing equipment. It hits the big end of town too. Origin Energy last year said it had to pay out $17 million to repair poor inverters.
And there is much anecdotal evidence about poorly performing products, backed up by a survey by the Clean Energy Regulator which found that 15 per cent of the then 1.3 million solar installations in Australia were of poor quality. (There are now 1.52 million systems in Australia, with total capacity of 4.7GW, or more than 24 million panels).
This situation left the industry exposed when the Coalition government took pot shots at the industry last year over quality issues, with environment minister Greg Hunt raising “safety issues” – eventhough the CER had found no evidence of safety issues at all, despite 13,000 inspections.
That led to some alarmist stories in the mainstream media that put the issue out of context, as Tristan Edis pointed out in an article in the now defunct Climate Spectator. (from where this graph below is sourced).
While Hunt overplayed the safety issues, it is true that Australian households have installed a higher proportion of “tier 3” panels than other countries.
This trend is now reversing, particularly after the more generous “money-making” premium tariff structures were wound down and because there is a greater push to educate consumers about the need for quality products. Most analysts advice not touching any panel that is not “tier one”. But quality issues persist.
The most significant of the new rules introduced by the CEC appears to be the decision to conduct random and ongoing testing of panels and inverters.
Previously, a manufacturer or importer needed to subject its products to testing just one, on applying for CEC listing – leading to accusations that the organisations were producing a “golden panel” with no scrutiny on the rest of its products.
The CEC, on the prompting of complaints from consumers, will now get an independent panel to test those modules and if they are found to be substandard, will delist the product.
CEC chief executive Kane Thornton said products will also de-listed if suppliers breach consumer law – such as a failing to honour warranties. Delisting means they are no longer eligible for government incentives, and will make them unable to compete on price with better quality panels.
“These changes will improve overall product quality in the solar industry by making sure customers get what they pay for when buying panels and inverters, and by penalising companies that do the wrong thing. Protecting consumers is our highest priority,” Thornton said in a statement.
Thornton said the introduction of other initiatives by the Clean Energy Council such as the Solar Retailer Code of Conduct and the continuous professional development program for solar installers were also helping to progressively improve standards across the industry.
Another initiative is labelling of modules with serial numbers so that the origin can be properly traced. The CEC is also seeking to ensure that the country of manufacturing is also made clear.
Some manufacturers, it seems, liked to pretend that their panels came from elsewhere. Some, it is said, would refuse to reply to requests on maintenance and warranty, but quick to respond on sales enquiries.
Darren Gladman, the head of solar energy division at the CEC, said the new rules were designed to lift standards overall, and were particularly targeted at “fly-by-night” suppliers who might seek to sell “one-off” container loads of cheap and poor quality equipment in Australia.
The changes to the panel listing process are as follows:
- New terms and conditions will allow products to be de-listed from the registers of approved modules and inverters if suppliers breach consumer law – such as a failure to honour warranties.
- An independent testing program will be introduced to ensure the alignment of marketing claims and product performance. Products that fail this program will be removed from the Clean Energy Council’s list of approved products.
- An independent Product Listing Review panel has been appointed.
Fines imposed by Fair Trading on Solar Companies.
SOLAR INSTALLERS FINED LOSE LISENCE
AT LEAST 15 electricians who installed potentially dangerous solar panels have been fined thousands of dollars and many have had their licences suspended following an audit that found hundreds of systems across Sydney had defects.
An audit by NSW Fair Trading inspectors in June revealed that 122 homes in Baulkham Hills, Blacktown and Kellyville had major defects in their solar panel systems that could cause fires and another 418 homes had minor defects.
The latest figures published yesterday show that Fair Trading has fined almost 20 electricians between $1500 and $9000 for their defective work, suspended some licences and ordered some to be retrained in solar installation.
More than 10 installers were not licensed when they installed the solar panels and many did not have insurance.
Most of the defects related to the incorrect wiring of DC breakers, which could potentially cause fires, and all related to cases where the electricians had at least two major defects discovered in their work.
The Fair Trading Minister, Anthony Roberts, warned that more fines were expected to be issued and ”strong action” would be taken against any installer responsible for two or more major defects.
”Now that the bulk of the work of identifying those responsible for major defects has been completed, work will turn to identifying those responsible for minor defects and to providing advice to consumers and to identified installers about the defects. Identified installers will be required to rectify the defects,” Mr Roberts said.
”Ultimately Fair Trading may recommend prosecution for installers that are found to be responsible for repeated defective work, or work without appropriate contracts.”
Mr Roberts said a substantial fine was given to a northern beaches man who was convicted in Parramatta Local Court of fraud and unlicensed electrical work and ordered to pay $20,481.
Barry Eli Kibblewhite, trading as Chaser Electrical, was found guilty of carrying out unlicensed electrical work, conducting safety and compliance tests while unqualified and dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.
Mr Roberts said Kibblewhite had gone to great lengths to cover his tracks.
A SUNSHINE Coast solar provider has been fined $10,000 for failing to supply a solar battery system to a consumer.
Ernest John Gavey, trading as Solazone Pty Ltd, pleaded guilty to one charge of wrongly accepting payment.
The charge was brought by the Office of Fair Trading.
Maroochydore Magistrates Court heard Mr Gavey accepted a $14,000 up-front payment from a consumer in November 2013 for a battery solar system.
He was to supply and install the system on the off-grid property, but failed to do so for 11 months despite repeated requests from the consumer, whose existing system was failing.
The court also heard Mr Gavey, when placing the order with his supplier, paid only a $1000 deposit despite knowing the system was worth more than $10,400.
Due to the delay caused by Mr Gavey, the consumer was forced to incur additional costs in keeping his home and business powered, and to source a second solar system directly from the manufacturer at his own additional expense.
The court was told Mr Gavey refunded the consumer only after prosecution action was commenced by the Office of Fair Trading.
In sentencing, the court considered Mr Gavey’s resistance to refunding the monies owed for a substantial period of time, despite the OFT’s intervention.
Fair Trading executive director Brian Bauer warned businesses that showed an ongoing disregard for the law would be vigorously pursued by the office.
“It’s an offence for a business to accept payment from a consumer if they can’t supply the goods within a reasonable time,” Mr Bauer said.
“The OFT can assist consumers in their disputes with businesses, and take action against businesses who break the law.
“To protect themselves, consumers should avoid large upfront payments for goods, set firm delivery dates and follow up immediately if these are not met.”
More information on the rights and responsibilities of consumers and businesses is available from http://www.qld.gov.au/fairtrading.