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Are solar panels worth the investment?

You’ve probably heard a lot of commentary around the economic benefits of solar panels. Your neighbour may think it’s too expensive and a complete waste, while your Uncle Bob rants and raves about his solar panels and how his last electricity bill was only $50 dollars for the entire quarter- even though he’s got a […]

Can solar panels be damaged by hail

Can solar panels be damaged by hail?

Sitting out in the elements 24/7, you might have questions about the durability of solar panels and their ability to withstand severe weather events. While earthquakes, superstorms and hurricanes are reasonably rare, it’s not so unusual to experience a summer storm complete with hail. Hail- large chunks of ice falling from the sky, have been […]

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Spring Gardening Tips

Spring is here, the sun is out and the chill has dissipated. Most people first think of spring cleaning, but for those who love the environment and the outdoors, we think it’s time for some spring gardening! Whether you already have an established garden, or you’re looking to start planting- here’s some spring gardening tips. […]

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Composting…. Where do I start?

At Sun2u, we believe in green living and reducing our carbon footprint wherever possible. One of the really easy things you can do to be more environmentally friendly at home, is starting a composting pile. What is compost? It’s a mild, slow release fertiliser that is completely natural. It’s organically produced and will improve plant […]

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Can solar panels be installed on a flat roof?

Both residential and commercial properties can present with flat roofs. So, does that mean they can’t benefit from solar power solutions? Of course not! In fact, a flat roof can provide a fantastic starting point for a highly effective installation. When installing panels to a flat roof, they are generally fitted on free-standing frames that […]

teaching kids electrical safety

Teaching kids about electrical safety

Modern life revolves around electricity. Practically everything in your home requires it in order to function, the lights, the fridge, the microwave all conveniences we can’t live without. However, there are dangers to the use of electricity in the home, and if you have little people, you’ll be even more conscious of keeping everyone safe. […]

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Can solar panels eliminate power bills?

While it’s no secret that solar power can save you big time on energy costs, the claim to 100% elimination of power bills may seem far-fetched. However, some of our own customers are starting to prove this is actually achievable. With Sun2u, and using Enphase, you can build your system, by slowly adding batteries as […]

energy efficient cooking this winter

Energy efficient cooking this winter

Winter has arrived and the days are getting colder. Traditionally, this is the season of soups, casseroles, roasts and hearty, warm comfort food. If you’re trying to be conscious of your energy consumption this winter, you may be wondering how much of your energy costs are generated in the kitchen. Some American studies on this […]

What is the average lifespan of solar panels_

What is the average lifespan of solar panels?

While the benefits of solar power are extensive, they are still a significant financial investment in your home or business place. Given that the outlay is considerable, it’s fair to ask what the life expectancy of the average solar panel may be. Solar panels are manufactured to be robust. They have to be, as they […]

How do solar panels benefit the environment?

Solar energy can undoubtedly help your home or business save substantially when it comes to power bills, however, financial benefits are not all that is on offer. Equally important is the fact that solar energy use benefits the environment. Solar energy is a clean, sustainable and renewable way to generate electricity. Some of the eco-friendly advantages […]