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Solar Panel People have HOT technology!

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We recently attended an information evening about installing solar panels on our home.  This is something we are interested in doing, and by the looks of the attendance that night, we’re not the only ones!

Anyhow, the idea proposed was a good one – basically bulk buying by communities, to lower the cost of the units, when many people buy at once.  It also makes sense for the installers to then be able to install a number of solar panels in a similar neighbourhood (and thereby reduce their carbon footprint as well!)   So everyone wins.

We were amazed the other day when we got a call from the solar folks…  the lady giving the quote over the phone said she was “looking at our house” and did we live next door to a house with a blue tiles roof?   Mark was amazed – and he went outside, and confirmed that indeed, the house next door had a blue tiled roof!   She proceeded to discuss our requirements over the phone, and indicated that we perhaps didn’t have enough north facing roof space (optimal placement for solar panels), but perhaps we could do it with some west-facing panels. 

All of this, of course – occurred with her using Google Earth!  Gone is the time delay of getting a humanoid out to your property to have a look – when it can all be done online!   Yet another innovation of technology – and the use of the computer to reduce time spent – in a way that we simply could not have imagined a few years ago!

If anyone is interested in getting more information about solar panels, about the Solar Credit Scheme that operates in Australia, or the Renewable Energy Buy Back Scheme, you can click here!


Written by Mar(k)

February 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm

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