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Solar batteries

To battery or not to battery? That is the question. Let’s throw the drama out and let the cold, hard facts do the talking. Why would I need a battery?  A battery stores unused solar power generated during the day. This can then be used during the evening or on low sunlight days. Batteries are…

The technology of Inverters

Why all inverters are not created equal If you’ve read our blog How does solar energy actually work, you know you’ll need an inverter as part of your solar installation. Not quite sure what that is or why you need it? You’ve come to the right place.  What’s the difference between DC (direct current) and…

How does solar energy actually work

Everything you‘ve always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. Solar energy.  These two words fall from the lips of everyone from politicians, scientists, climate change activists and the lovely couple next door.  But what is solar energy and how do solar panels work? At Progress Electrical, we believe if you’re thinking about…

A quick history of solar energy

Using the sun to power our lives is nothing new  Have you ever wondered how humans went from looking at the sun and seeing its power in nature, to actually utilising and controlling it’s rays to fuel our modern society? Neither did we.  But when a 7 year old asks ‘how did we know to…

Getting ready for solar panels?

Here’s everything you need to know. Before you call.   You’re finally ready to do it. You want to install solar panels and have your home or business fuelled by the sun’s glorious rays. First of all, congrats!  You’ve made a smart decision for your family or business (or both) that’ll have you reaping the benefits…