Keen 2B Green: Giving You Topnotch Solar Systems in Brisbane

Solar energy is quickly gaining traction as a necessity in Australia. When it comes to choosing who installs your solar system in Brisbane, the choices can become confusing.

There are many companies that offer a diverse range of products and services, which can make choosing the right solar products and installer complicated. To make it easier for you, here’s everything you need to know about Keen 2B Green.

Keen 2B Green Pty Ltd is among South East Queenland’s most renowned solar companies. Established in 2009, Keen 2B Green provides solar and environmental solutions that cater to both residential units and businesses across the greater Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast regions.

This local company has extensive experience in retailing and installing high quality solar power products, and use only the best brands in the industry. It is also renowned for providing topnotch solar systems in Brisbane paired with exquisite customer service and a friendly, personalised service that fits every customer’s needs and budget.

With its proven track record in providing service, Keen 2B Green harnesses its market experience to serve the best quality, most reliable, and the best solar products in the market. It gives its clients peace of mind that they can save in the long run with a reputable solar system. It also advises potential clients with the latest information on State and Federal Government Solar rebates and incentives to help clients save more by making more informed decisions.

To provide customised service, a Keen 2B Green consultant will inspect your property for solar suitability. You will be advised on the best solar systems in Brisbane, particularly on financial returns you may expect, together with your system performance estimates, honest advice, and information.

When it comes to solar installation, Keen 2B Green has very strict procedures to ensure that all our workmanship is completed to a high standard using high quality components. Likewise, the company is dedicated to having a long and sustainable future in the solar industry, so it works closely with partners and manufacturers to further strengthen its position in the market.

Similarly, when it comes to solar packages, Keen 2B Green offers a complete 5-year workmanship warranty for peace of mind, to complement your solar system, designed for your home’s energy needs and budget. We carry high quality products such as those from leading solar brands LG, Canadian Solar, REC, Fronius and Solar Edge, among others, ensuring that you have among the best performing and competitively priced solar systems in Brisbane.

As was mentioned above, Keen 2B Green provides services that are tailored to your needs and budget. A dedicated solar consultant will assess your current consumption and future electricity needs, and can recommend a system tailored to the features you want and need to optimise self consumption. Your solar system will also include different solar monitoring capabilities and you can select from a range of high performance panels for limited roof space and optimised systems for shade effected roofs.

What’s more, Keen 2B Green has a customer referral program that can give you good returns just for recommending solar panels to your friends. By referring a friend, not only will they receive a discount for going solar, but you will also be rewarded, meaning more savings!

Selecting who installs your solar systems in Brisbane is clearly a big decision, which is why you should thoroughly research and products and installers you are considering, not rush your decision and carefully think things through. You need to find a service provider who can give you topnotch services without compromising the quality of the products. At the same time, you need a service provider you can trust not to give you the short end of the stick just because you are unfamiliar with the industry jargons and sales catch phrases being throwing around.

That being said, you can trust Keen 2B Green to provide you with high quality solar systems in Brisbane with your budget and needs in mind. Our solar consultants are extremely knowledgeable, and will only suggest a product that is in your best interests, and offer you competitive pricing on leading brands — you can rest assured that the solar system you choose for your home is what you need and has been tailored to your actual energy consumption and budget.

If you’re ready to experience the benefits of going solar for you and your family, enquire today at keen2bgreen.com.au. You can also call us on 1300 303 783 and see what our solar experts will recommend for you. You’re guaranteed to have one of the highest quality solar systems in Brisbane soon.

July 19th, 2016|

How Brisbane residents can save money at home

Powering your home using solar in Brisbane has become more and more common and can make you considerable savings on your power bill, however, If you’ve installed solar and still find yourself paying more on your electricity bill than what you anticipated, you can always save more by reducing your energy consumption.

Here are some ways through which you can save energy at home.

  • We understand how sweltering the heat can be in Brisbane, but you can save by using fans instead of your trusty air conditioner. Your AC consumes far more electricity and thereby increases your overall consumption. If you must use your AC, then set the temperature to 26°C and consider pre cooling rooms during solar production times.
  • Brisbane is a climate of extreme temperatures. Moderate your power consumption by cooling the house with natural air flow. Open and shut windows and doors depending on the outside temperature.
  • Similarly, it is a common practice among homes to keep certain items that aren’t being used plugged in — such as mobile phone and laptop chargers. Unplug these items from the energy source as they can still consume energy when even when you are not using them, as long as they are plugged in.
  • On a similar note, ensure that you switch off appliances when you are not using them. This includes your sound system that is usually connected to the television, which most people forget to switch off even when they are not listening to music or watching their shows.
  • Solar in Brisbane can also be maximised by using LED lights instead of normal light bulbs. LED lights consume less energy than traditional light bulbs. Likewise, you should also turn them off when you are not using them. As much as possible, use natural lightning during daytime so you can save on energy as well.
  • You can also save energy in the kitchen. To do so, see where you can save power. You can do this by ensuring your fridge seals are tight so your refrigerator door is firmly closed, by covering pans and pots while you’re cooking to reduce cooking time, and waiting until the dishwasher is full before you power it on for a load.
  • To further save energy using solar in Brisbane, you can apply several power-saving techniques when washing your clothes. First, do not use hot water for washing. Instead, use cold water. Next, do not use your dryer. If it is a sunny day, then bring your washed clothes outdoors and hang them on a clothesline. You can even make this into a fun activity with your kids. Next, some people with top loading machines run a laundry load while they are still putting dirty clothes into the washing machine. Never do this. Instead, put in all your dirty clothes into the machine, before you actually switch it on.
  • Environmentalism and energy saving is a big deal today, so apply these simple steps on your home by optimising your energy use with solar in Brisbane.
  • You can also save energy when you shower — provided you use less hot water. If you want to enjoy a hot shower, then try to have one in four minutes, then run the rest of your shower in lukewarm water.
  • Finally, use insulation in your home. Insulation will keep your home cool during summer months, and warm during winter.

These are just some of the practical ways through which you can save energy in your Brisbane home. You can up the ante by purchasing energy-saving appliances, such as using converters and LED lights whenever applicable. You can also look into using gas ovens and cooktops, as using gas may be cheaper than using electric versions.

The more Energy that can be supplied by a solar system in Brisbane the better, and it’s not difficult to maximise — the best results are achieved when you see which items you would normally run during the evening and try to run them during daytime hours. Only use what you essentially need during night time – Or consider adding some battery storage. Just remember, you can opt to use ceiling fans during daytime instead of air-conditioning, or to open your windows to let cool air in in the evening.

You can also cut back on the unnecessary appliances that you always keep plugged in — like your chargers. Likewise, always turn off appliances when you’re not actually using them — such as your printer, scanner, or computer. Turning them off can save on energy and keep you from having an inflated energy bill.

Affordable power that runs on solar in Brisbane is attainable. Know your priorities, and stick to it. In no time, you’ll see how a decrease in your energy consumption and shrink your bill.

July 12th, 2016|

Getting Solar Panels in Brisbane: What You Need to Know

Are you thinking of getting solar panels in Brisbane? Solar energy is quickly becoming one of the more popular investments in Australia, with more and more people becoming more attuned to the environmental issues and health hazards posed by more traditional methods of energy.

Yet the fact remains that there is an upfront cost to switching to solar energy, a substantial amount that, while it may pay for itself in the long-term, still requires a significant financial outlay. So why are so many people getting solar power installed?

If you’re on the fence about getting solar panels installed onto your roof, here’s what you need to know about solar power, and how it may be beneficial for you in the long run.

 

Why you should get solar panels in Brisbane

Deciding to get solar panels seems to be the logical thing to do. After all, over 30% of homes in the area have solar panels on their roofs, indicating that solar energy, by and large, is sensible and sustainable. Since Brisbane gets an average of 5.5 hours of “peak sun” every day, locals are able to continue their everyday routines without the need to pay for expensive traditional energy.

Yet solar energy depends on the solar system, or energy requirements, of each home. A household’s energy consumption is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh), which is indicative of how much solar energy they need. For example, a solar system that generates 1.5kW can have a daily system output of 7kWh. By knowing how much energy you consume on a daily basis, you will be able to effectively plan which solar panels in Brisbane are best suited for your needs.

To measure your energy consumption, check your energy bill and determine how many kWh you use on a daily basis. Popular solar system sizes in Brisbane can range from 1.5kW to 10kW, which has an average daily system output of 47kWh.

Another reason locals support solar energy is the fact that the federal government offers a discount on the cost of installing a solar system through Australia’s Renewable Energy Target. The cost of the discount varies on the location and system size, but the discount is nonetheless substantial at about 30 to 40% of the total installation cost. This minimises the need for families to outlay such a large amount of money upfront to get their solar panels installed in Brisbane, as the investment is currently well supported and encouraged by the government.

Of course, given that the solar energy market in Australia is well saturated, there are many, many installers who are offering competitive solar system prices. Although this does mean that you can shop around and see which company offers the best deals, customers should be wary that not all solar companies will provide the same level of service and they may not be around to honour warranties in years to come.

There are also significant savings you will incur once you make the switch to solar energy. By optimizing the system size to reduce the amount of energy imported from the grid, considerable savings can be made on your energy bill. In addition, unused solar energy is sold back into the grid to power homes, where there is a nominal feed in tariff for solar electricity that has not been consumed by the household. While the amount saved on each electricity bill after getting solar panels in Brisbane is not huge, over the years the total savings can build up and your solar system will theoretically pay for itself (usually within 4-6 years).

In regards to solar energy consumption, it is advisable for homes to use as much of their solar electricity themselves, minimizing the exported energy. The way to do it is to determine your approximate energy usage, start cutting back on electric consumption during the evening and then determining a solar system that works for you. This way, you will have minimal energy wastage and would therefore be able to get the most out of your system.

Getting solar panels in Brisbane may be the best choice you’ll make for your family. If you are unsure about what size system you need or simply want more information, please submit an enquiry on our website at www.keen2bgreen.com.au/contact

We have almost a decade of industry insights and know-how on solar energy, electrical products and companies, including installing thousands of high quality solar panels in Brisbane. We use only the best products from the most reputable companies to ensure that your solar system will be working for you, giving you complete peace of mind.

July 5th, 2016|

Grid Credits with Reposit Power – Is a positive return on investment possible with solar + battery storage ?

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Grid Credits with Reposit Power

I recently met with Dean Spaccavento, one of the founders of Reposit Power; an innovative product designed to optimise your batteries return on investment and foster a positive and mutually beneficial community relationship with the grid. Here’s my take on this innovative solution to the Battery ROI problem.

 

Is a positive return on investment possible with solar + battery storage ?

There is no doubt that Australia is excited and ready for battery storage. Big names such as TESLA, LG Chem and Enphase have all selected Australia as one of their launch markets for their home battery storage offerings. But what’s driving the Australian interest in battery storage and why hasn’t it quite taken off?

 

Grid Resentment driving Battery Enquiries

 

With the escalating cost of electricity, combined with the deregulation and reduction of solar feed in tariffs, plus the introduction of daily service charges and most energy retailers offering a rebate of between 0-6 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh, (almost a quarter of the rate that energy is purchased at in Queensland) resentment against the grid and energy retailers has been growing. Consumers feel they’re getting a raw deal, especially on their solar power. And why should we buy it at such a high rate when it’s purchased back at such a low one?

 

We assume the retailers motivation is greed – but what’s the real reason we are offering so little for our clean solar power? Need. Fortunately, energy companies have no control over when the sun will shine. The downside is that as solar penetration increases, more and more power ends up being pumped back into the grid during peak solar production times – If nobody needs to consume that power – what value does it have to the energy companies? Next to none. It’s true that at times your power could be worth dollars not cents, but at other times it’s not worth a penny – This is why your retailer won’t pay generous feed in tariffs. – as they are forced to pay for the power fed back in, regardless of whether they actually need it. It’s understandable, but hard to feel sympathy for these huge companies, and it doesn’t change the fact that our excess power should have more value.

 

And so the resentment increases, the divide between grid users and energy providers widens and the battery and off grid solar enquiries come flooding in to Keen 2B Green. However, one key barrier still remains before those home battery storage lemmings start launching themselves over the cliff. The Return On Investment.

 

Why Australians Can’t See Past a Return On Investment

 

Now in Australia, we see ourselves as a progressive nation. Brisbane and Queensland have the highest penetration of rooftop solar systems in the country. We like the idea of renewable energy and home battery storage, especially since TESLA reinvented the product and elevated it from Green Geek / Hobby status and made home battery storage sexy with the TESLA Powerwall. But how much are we willing to pay for battery technology?

 

There’s a problem. During the solar boom, and relied upon today, the Solar Power ‘sell’ has never really been about the environment – it’s focus has always been a Return On Investment. In general, people want solar to save money, and if it’s good for the environment, that’s a bonus. And with good quality systems usually offering a 4-5 year payback period with a potential life of 25 years or more, why wouldn’t it be the motivating factor for buyers?

 

So what happens when you look at the return on investment for a battery? In simple terms, the average cost of the power provided by a battery over it’s projected life comes in at a higher cost than buying the same amount of grid based power (At today’s rates anyway). So if your motivation or interest in batteries is the hip pocket, rather than grid independence and sustainability – You’re probably thinking batteries are currently not worth it.

 

Enter the Disruptors.

 

Now if you’re a marketing geek like me the cogs are probably turning. The grid needs power, on demand and is willing to pay good money for it, but only at specific times. The consumer wants their excess power rebated at a fair price and for their battery to provide a positive return on investment. There’s an opportunity there.

 

Enter the disruptors. Now some of you may have heard of the ‘Sharing Economy’ – think global success stories Uber and Air BnB where ride sharing and room sharing has become commoditised. Introducing Reposit Power. – The sharing economy for community electricity. The Reposit goal is to facilitate energy users with excess power from their solar to be able to sell to the energy producers (The Grid) at the times they are willing to pay for it. The solution – smart energy storage. Energy users (You) can be provided with generous credits for your excess power, and the Electricity networks (The grid) being able to access the power when needed, meaning they are willing to pay a premium to access it. Community power and a fair go – It’s Poetic really!

 

So how does it work?

 

Reposit power is intelligent monitoring software combined with an energy meter designed to compliment your solar and battery storage system. The software connects everyday households as a community powerstation network. It monitors the energy market and identifies when the demand and price for energy is high and is able to dispatch and sell the energy stored in your battery, for a far higher amount than the rate at which your grid energy is purchased at. The Reposit Power software is optimised to identify how to make the best possible return for your power and can identify and respond to your power usage patterns and predicted weather events which might require you to store rather than sell your power, or charge during off peak times for customer on TOU Tariffs.

Is Reposit Power For Me?

 

Reposit Power is a new technology and the returns it generates rely on a fluctuating energy market beyond their control, meaning they can make no guarantees. However the ideal candidate would be a large energy user with a decent sized storage system and solar array. Reposit Power also works best for customers on a TOU – Time Of Use tariff (Generally found in New South Wales, rather than Brisbane and the rest of Queensland) as it can also facilitate off peak charging when required, offering even greater returns. Reposit also require you to switch to a partnered Energy Retailer such as Diamond Energy, Powershop (Vic & New South Wales) and Simply Energy in order to receive grid credits.

 

So Is A Positive Return On Investment Possible For Home Battery Storage?

 

Like Solar Power, each household uses power differently, and different communities and energy networks around the country will have different needs, which can’t always be predicted, so each Reposit power user will experience different returns. What we do know is that the cost of electricity is set to rise, and it is predicted that networks including Queensland’s Energex and Ergon networks will be following New South Wales’s suit and introducing ‘time of use’ and demand billing in the future – making technology like Reposit power highly valuable, and possibly the key to unlocking a positive return for a battery. That combined with the predicted fall in battery prices over the coming years means if a positive return isn’t available now, then it’s not very far off in the distance.
Reposit Power is now available from Keen 2B Green! If you’re excited about battery storage and want to talk about compatible solar and storage solutions with Reposit Power, contact Keen 2B Green today!- The Solar Specialists across Brisbane, The Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales.

 

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June 29th, 2016|

The New South Wales Solar Bonus Scheme Is Expiring!

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The New South Wales Solar Bonus Scheme Is Expiring!

Net / Gross and Smart Meters Explained

The New South Wales Solar bonus Scheme was designed to encourage the uptake of renewable energy and is responsible for over 146,000 households and businesses installing self generating solar power systems. The Scheme offered our customers on the Essential Energy Network generous Feed In Tariffs of up to 60 cents per kilowatt, but as they say – All good things must come to an end. The Solar Bonus Scheme is set to expire on the 31st of December, 2016 and if you were lucky enough to be a part of it, there are a few things you’ll need to be aware of, and act upon soon.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. From the 1st of January 2017 you’ll no longer receive your bonus feed in tariff. This means the power you feed in will be rebated at a rate determined by your energy retailer, usually between 0-6 cents per kilowatt. You can shop around for a better feed in tariff, but beware of charges hidden elsewhere in your contract. This change in Feed In Tariff is likely to have a significant negative impact on your electricity bill.
  2. Most likely, you will you have a ‘Gross Meter’ installed (A meter which pushes all the solar power generated back into the grid to receive the applicable Feed In Tariff) You should consider having the meter switched over to a “Net Meter” or “Smart Meter” which will allow you to use the power you generate for free first and only send excess solar power back to be rebated at around 6 cents.
  3. If you are considering changing over your meter, you might want to act now. Towards the end of the year there will be a rush to change gross meters over, and with only a limited number of authorised electricians able to complete the work, it may be some time before you can have the work completed. If you’d like to book in this service now, please contact Keen 2B Green as soon as possible on (07) 5520 6962 or contact us here .
  4. From 2017, you will benefit more from using your solar power rather than feeding it back into the grid, so changing your energy usage patterns to optimise day usage will help you generate more savings. For advice on how to maximise your solar savings, check this helpful article.
  5. You may need to consider expanding or replacing your solar system. Since the introduction of the solar bonus scheme, the cost of installing a solar system has fallen dramatically. The majority of systems installed during the Solar Bonus Scheme were between 1-3kW. It is likely that your household will consume all or most of the power that the system produces, and you may benefit more from installing a larger system. If you’d like a complimentary bill analysis and a return on investment document for a new or expanded system get in touch today!
  6. Some retailers may offer to install a smart meter that can continue acting as a gross meter and then be remotely changed over to a net meter on 31 December 2016. A smart meter is designed for you to be able to proactively opt in or out of different energy offers and access demand or time of use tariffs, without having to have a new meter installed. If you’re planning on installing a Smart Meter, shop around to see what’s on offer, and be sure to check the terms of contract. We expect that retailers may be offering the smart meter as part of a lock in contract or new tariff structure.

 

According to an article published in the Sydney Morning herald, “Smart meters provide data to allow customers to monitor how much energy they use, recording electricity usage every 30 minutes and sending it to a customer’s distributor. They can also allow customers to choose when to receive and pay their bills.”

Need more information about the end of the Solar Bonus Scheme? Visit the New South Wales Government Resource and Energy Page: http://www.resourcesandenergy.nsw.gov.au/energy-consumers/solar/solar-bonus-scheme

June 29th, 2016|

The Growth of Solar Power in Brisbane

Australia has always been known as a leader in solar technology research,which has lead to the rapid uptake of solar power across the continent.

In fact, Installers  of solar power systems in Brisbane and other parts of the country continue to enjoy a thriving business, as more and more homes are considering switching to solar power. Here’s what you need to know about this phenomenal market growth.

 

An Investment

There were over a million residential properties in Australia that have invested in solar power Since 2004. This is equivalent to at least one in 10 houses who have solar energy, an admirable feat that is only rivalled by Japan. With sunlight continuing to grace the country for extended periods of time (Melbourne gets an average of at least five and a half hours of sunlight daily, Sydney gets seven hours, and Perth has an average of eight to 11 hours of sunlight daily), making the switch to solar energy is easily understandable.

In fact, the cost of having solar power installed in Brisbane and other parts of the country is very reasonable since there are a number of factors that are in favour of clean, renewable energy. For one, homes with solar power can enjoy lower energy bills. They can also take advantage of the fact that there are over 4,500 Clean Energy Council registered solar panel installers across the country, making installation more competitive and affordable for most homes. The government is also encouraging the switch by offering lower income homes a rebate if they have a solar system installed in certain states.

There is something to be said about having a “personal rooftop power station.” A key factor to the increasing trend towards solar energy is that energy rates across the country are already very high and predicted to keep rising; therefore, opting to go for solar power in Brisbane and other parts of Australia is a wise investment that not only pays for itself over time but will create savings for the future.

Yet one cannot discount the fact that environmental consciousness also plays a key role towards the change to solar energy.

An Earth-Friendly Solution

Australia is mostly powered by coal, which can have long-term effects to the environment. Burning coal emits sulphur dioxide and other sulphuric acids, arsenic, and nitrogen oxides, among other harmful waste. It also emits twice as much carbon dioxide in comparison with natural gas to produce the same level of heat from the latter, which in turn increases the amount of greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere. In fact, experts suggest that burning of coal amounts for 65 percent of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.

It goes without saying that investing in solar power whether Brisbane or other regions of the country can significantly reduce our country’s carbon emissions. According to experts who spoke at the Australian Solar Energy Exhibition and Conference earlier this month, large-scale solar thermal generators in Australia could provide a feasible energy source that would eradicate the need for coal. Of course this project still needs more study, but the reality is that more and more people are looking to replace the decades-old coal-fired power stations that are on the verge of retiring naturally.

Other technology developments include new research from a UNSW team that unveiled a new scalable solar cell module that has an efficiency rate of 34.5%, a far cry from the 15 to 22 percent that is available on the market today.


A Reputable Provider

If you are ready to make the transition to solar energy, look no further for solar power in Brisbane with Keen 2B Green. Keen 2B Green is among South East Queensland’s most reputable solar energy companies. It specialises in solar and environmental options for businesses and residential homes across Brisbane, Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast regions.

What sets Keen 2B Green apart from the numerous providers of solar power in Brisbane is our commitment to  only the best quality products.  The Australian market is flooded with  cheap, unreliable products leaving customers  with poorly performing or even unsafe systems.  Our customers can depend on us to only recommend reliable products supported by proven companies. What’s more, we offer personalised solutions to design a solar power system based on our client’s budget and needs.

With a provider who places emphasis on customer service and experience by providing only the best products and tailoring each system based on the client’s requirements and budget, Keen 2B Green is clearly a forerunner in the industry.

Are you ready to embrace solar power in Brisbane? Visit Keen 2B Green at www.keen2BGreen.com.au for more information.

 

June 22nd, 2016|

May News Letter

Our Latest Newsletter:

The TESLA Powerwall retrofit solution has arrived in Australia!
+ 7 ways to maximise your solar investment

It’s Helena from Keen 2B Green with our latest Solar News.

A common misconception from our prospective customers is that since the reduction in feed in tariffs, solar just isn’t worth it. However, with the right advice and with the initial cost of installing solar at an all time low there are still excellent savings to be made. The difference is simple, now the more solar power you can use, the more you can save. With some electricity companies still offering up to 11 cents for a feed in tariff, and with electricity prices predicted to rise each year, the sooner you can install your solar system the better. And by following our simple advice, 7 ways to maximise your solar savings , the average household is predicted for to achieve a 4-5 year payback date, offering an exceptional financial rate of return, with many businesses exceeding that figure.

All our consultants are able to provide complimentary solar performance estimates with estimated financial returns, so if you’d like to find out how much you could save with a particular sized system, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Our latest special is designed for medium energy usage and includes 3.99kW of LG Mono X Solar Panels and a Fronius Primo 3.5kW inverter. Features of the Fronius Primo also include sophisticated solar production monitoring. This is extremely limited due to the number of 3.5kw Fronius inverters we have available. Read more about our special here

TESLA Powerwall – Arriving on the docks

With the first containers of TESLA Powerwall’s due to arrive in Brisbane in late May, the exciting promise of greater independence from electricity companies and grid is closer than ever. In earlier newsletters we’ve discussed inverter compatibility, but what many consumers (and solar installers) don’t know is that in order to install a TESLA Powerwall, you need to purchase it through an authorised TESLA Powerwall reseller & installer, so beware unauthorised of companies offering installation, as your warranty may be void.

TESLA Powerwall retrofit solution is here!

On the topic of compatibility, earlier in the year SMA announced an exciting new battery inverter which will provide an easy and cost effective integration of the TESLA Powerwall and other high voltage battery solutions to any string inverter. The SMA SunnyBoy Storeage is the retrofit solution everyone has been waiting for and should become available over the coming months. The battery inverter is coupled with an existing string inverter on the AC side and acts as an interface between the string inverter and any battery. With only indicative pricing confirmed, however, for the time being for new solar installations your most cost effective battery management system for the TESLA Powerwall will still be the SolarEdge Inverter (Either the hybrid solution or combined with the StoreEdge device) for single phase power, or the Fronius Symo Hybrid for Three Phase Power.

 New – 15 Year Warranty on all Solar Mounting Systems!

In final news, Keen 2B Green are please to announce our new solar roof mounting partner, Radiant. A premium solar mounting system which includes specifically designed bracketry for all roof types, Radiant solar mounting systems include a 15 year product warranty against defects. Radiant’s portfolio includes robust ground mounting systems and this brilliant design, the Solar Car Port – designed in modules for two or more car spaces (POA).
May 19th, 2016|

7 Ways to Maximise Your Solar Investment

After investing in a domestic solar system, most homeowners look to ensure that it’s working as hard as it can, so that it not only meets their power needs, but also helps them save as much money as possible. Here are 7 ways you can maximise your solar efficiency and minimise the amount of energy you have to buy from the grid.

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April 29th, 2016|

Transparent Panels: The Future of Solar Power is Clear

One of the biggest hurdles facing large-scale adoption of solar power is the intrusive nature of solar panels.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone invented a solar panel that doesn’t look like a solar panel and actually forms part of the building’s structure?

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April 16th, 2016|

A Guide to Solar Panel Maintenance

Solar systems contain no moving parts, so little maintenance is required compared to other kinds of installations. But it is important that they remain clean and operating efficiently, so that they produce the amount of energy they are designed to produce.

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March 1st, 2016|