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Summer Power bill can catch solar customers out if used incorrectly
During summer some of our solar customers have been caught out with an unexpected bill due to heavy usage of air conditioners, clothes dryers and pool pumps at the wrong time of the day, with the huge rise in electricity prices on July 1st we thought it would be a
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Removal of 8 cent Feed in Tariff won’t effect North Queensland
With the announcement from the State Government today about the removal of the 8 cent feed in tariff H&B would like to make these points on why it will not effect North Queensland Solar customers: Horan and Bird have been selling solar systems successfully for last  12 months now with
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Subsidies for Rooftop Solar – Zero net cost to households
A new analysis from the solar industry has demonstrated that the cost of the small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) – which governs rooftop solar and hot water systems – will amount to zero for Australian households – contradicting the claims of the country’s biggest utilities. The analysis released by the
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Latest Update to the Government Rebate for Solar
Over the next two weeks the Government is reviewing the Renewable Energy Target (RET). Currently the RET is set until 2020. The RET forces large polluters such as electricity retailers to purchase renewable energy certificates from home owners and businesses who install solar panels and solar hot water systems. These
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Solar Management Service for Landlords and Investors
Horan & Bird are excited to announce a new solar system management service.  This service will not only provide your family with peace of mind that your solar system is working at its best, but also an opportunity for landlords and investors to install solar on their investment properties and
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The Price of Solar Set to Rise Rapidly
The year of 2013 has seen some of the lowest prices for solar systems in history. This has been the result of the high Australian dollar, combined with the record prices for Renewable Energy Certificates. These low prices for solar systems have reduced the pain for many customers who missed
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Innovation is the key to survival for farmers
Cane Farmers for years have been using innovation and technology to adapt to challenges. Over the years we have seen farmers face many challenges such as the high Australian dollar, low sugar prices and the low cost of labour from Countries like Brazil. Many of these problems are out of
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Solar Feed in Tariff is not to blame
Can we please come clean and stop blaming the solar feed in tariffs for the increase in power bills. This report in the Townsville Bulletin blaming the solar feed in tariffs for an 8.6% increase in future power bills is really over the top (Townsville Bulletin December 14th). The real
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Trina Solar Australia and Horan & Bird to roll out Pioneering Solar – Leasing Scheme
Sydney, Australia, 22nd November 2013 — Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions, is pleased to announce that its solar leasing company Lightleasing Pty Ltd has signed a pivotal agreement with Horan & Bird in Queensland to roll out a leasing offer across
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You Cannot Stop Progress
Don’t be the last house in the street to get solar? In fact so many houses and businesses are starting to get rejected by Australia’s major electricity utilities that customers and solar installers around the country are now asking serious questions. “Australia’s major electricity utilities are acting to brake or
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