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Scam alert for householders

Householders are being warned to watch out for scammers cold calling purporting to sell green products, or even offering them for free thanks to “rebates” in an effort to elicit funds or individuals’ bank account details.

The warning comes after earlier this month residents in northern Victoria received phone calls offering free solar panels thanks to their homes supposedly being rezoned by the council. Continue reading Scam alert for householders

Faults found in NSW home solar systems

Startling figures out of NSW last week have confirmed what the public has suspected for months – that there are widespread faults in solar panel installations. And while many of these faults are minor, some are serious.

The issue extends nationwide, with no clear picture of the extent of installation problems across the states, and authorities are afraid that the public could panic and try to interfere with their own systems. Continue reading Faults found in NSW home solar systems

Aussies do their bit as solar panel use surges

Australians have installed more than 100,000 rooftop solar panels this year, more than in the entire previous decade, new data shows.

The clean energy sector says it shows Australians are keen to do their bit in the battle against climate change.

A report by Clean Energy Australia, released by the peak industry body today, provides a snapshot into just how Australia uses renewable energy. Continue reading Aussies do their bit as solar panel use surges