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Heat Pump Hot Water Systems

Heat Pump Hot Water systems are the latest technology in water heating and could potentially slash your hot water heating costs by up to 80%.  HPHW systems use the surrounding Tasmanian air as their energy source to heat the water through a heat-exchange process. 
This blog will talk you through how they work, some of the heat pump hot water systems on the market at the moment and how they can potentially save households up to 80% on hot water heating costs. 

Aurora's Tariff's

Conventionally, Tasmanian homes are connected to the grid on TWO flat rate tariffs, tariff 31 (light and power) and tariff 41 (heating and hot water).  This blog post will explain the ins and outs of Aurora's tariffs, in particular the Time of Use Tariff 93 for both those with solar systems and those without. 

Electric Vehicles and Chargers

Electric Vehicles are the future of transport, they reduce carbon footprint and aid in improving air pollution and climate change by eliminating harmful gasses from being emitted like our typical combustion engines have done for many years.  In this blog post we hope to explain some of the benefits surrounding electric vehicles, as well as EV chargers and what their role is when it comes to solar pv systems and how you can incooporate the two together. 

Replacing an Old, Faulty Solar System

A recent solar installation in Southern Tasmania included the removal of a faulty system, which we replaced with a 4.2kW SolarEdge System.

Where Does Solar Fit In With The Current Global Pandemic

With restrictions starting to ease, we are all still spending more time at home to help flatten the curve, as a result we are using more energy throughout the day at home.  As work lives, schooling and socialising adapt to a more frequent online presence it is likely that many Tasmanian families can expect a larger than usual energy bill in the coming months, especially with Winter on the doorstep.

Tasmanian Feed-In Tariffs

Tasmanian Feed-In Tariffs Explained: Your Options for Solar

Some of our recent Whitney Electrical & Solar customers have brought to our attention that there is still a lot of confusion around the Tasmanian solar feed-in tariff that expired on 31 December 2018.

Here’s our review of the state of solar in Tasmania, and our answer to why you should still consider solar regardless of feed-in tariffs.

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Maintenance Tips For Your Solar Panels

Have you recently installed  solar panels in your house?  Effectively maintaining the panels can help increase the output & overall life of the panels. But this can be difficult. The Solar Panels are designed to work for extended periods & are fully automatic. As a result of this, troubleshooting problems with the solar panels is not an easy process. 

Here are some expert tips on how to effectively maintain Solar Panels.

solar for beginners

Solar For Beginners FAQ

LG has put together a comprehensive list of more than 250 solar questions and answers on the use of solar power in Australia and New Zealand. We’ve picked out the top 10 most asked questions we get at Whitney Electrical & Solar from Tasmanian people just starting to research solar.


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Clean energy council Accredited Installer - Solaredge Solar Panel installation- Whitney Electrical
TITAB Australia Registered Cabler - Commercial and local electrician - Whitney Electrical Hobart
TREA Tasmanian Renewable Energy Alliance - Install Solar panels Tasmania - Whitney Electrical Hobart
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