We are absolutely delighted to welcome Yasser G. Hussein to Suntrix. He joined us on Monday, expanding our Commercial Solar Consultant team in South Australia. Yasser graduated with a Bachelor of chemical engineering from Salford University, UK in 1990 and has an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, USA. He started his career with Babcock… Read more
Wonderful, lovely, playful Spring! The time of year we associate with warmer and longer days, cherry-tree blossom, maybe a cheeky rosé, and a tradition rooted in religious and cultural traditions, the BIG ANNUAL CLEAN. A quick google and you’ll find many a checklist to help you with your spring-clean but not one of them mentions… Read more
The heart of your solar energy system is the inverter. Inverters convert the variable direct current (DC) output of a solar panel into alternating current (AC), which can be used to power your home or business and feed into the electricity grid.
Most systems use string-inverters but in certain situations mirco-inverters can be a better choice. Micro-inverters convert power from a single solar module, so one micro-inverter is required per panel. Whilst this makes them a more expensive option, they can be a better choice if shading is a problem on site. This is because a string inverter system… Read more
We are delighted to welcome Janet Atkinson to Suntrix as Executive Assistant to our Managing Director, Jenny Paradiso. Janet brings lots of experience in administration and business support roles; and is looking forward to learning more about the solar industry. Janet was born in Millicent, but now lives in Adelaide. She supports the Crows, is a… Read more
Poly-crystalline solar panels are a close cousin to mono-crystalline differing only in the way they are manufactured, in a cast rather than individual crystal ingots. These panels are blue in colour and share all the same technical aspects as mono-crystalline modules such as heat tolerance and shading. Poly-crystalline solar panels have a slightly lower efficiency… Read more
Mono-crystalline solar panels are made from purified silicon, formed into a crystal ingot and cut into round wafers, giving them a distinctive white diamond look. Mono-crystalline panels are the most efficient of all technologies, requiring much less roof space than other panels. They don’t contain heavy metals and have a proven track record within the industry,… Read more
Amelia Thompson is the newest member of our Customer Care team. Her career to date has taken her across the country, but we are happy that she has returned to her home town of Adelaide and joined us at Suntrix Head Office! Amelia loves South Australia – in particular the beautiful beaches and wine-growing areas…. Read more
During a power black-out your solar system will automatically shut down and disconnect itself from the grid as a safety measure. Once grid power is restored the system will then automatically turn on. If having a continuous supply of electricity is important to you, you should consider including a home battery storage system with your… Read more
Solar systems only produce electricity when they are exposed to sunlight. When there is no sunlight, no electricity is produced and you will need to draw electricity from another source such as the grid or a storage battery if you have one installed.
There are a number of factors to consider when calculating the system size required to cover your electricity bill. These include your average annual kWh usage, orientation and pitch of your roof, potential shading, how much time you spend at home during the day and your eligibility for Feed-in Tariffs from your electricity supplier. Keep… Read more