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The term solar panel is used colloquially for a photo-voltaic (PV) module.
A PV module is an assembly of photo-voltaic cells mounted in a framework for installation. Photo-voltaic cells use sunlight as a source of energy and generate direct current electricity. A collection of PV modules is called a PV Panel, and a system of Panels is an Array. Arrays of a photovoltaic system supply solar electricity to electrical equipment.
The most common application of solar energy collection outside agriculture is solar water heating systems.

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    QLD Do I Have to Pay Annual Fee for Personal Loan Account?

    I used a zero interest loan to purchase solar panels. I paid the personal loan within the required period. I then received a message that I was in credit so I requested a refund and closure of the account (by phone). I kept receiving monthly statements with zero balances, so I replied to one of...
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    NSW Australian Consumer Law - Warranty for Solar Panels?

    We purchased a solar power system with a 2kw inverter (made in China) 5 years ago with 25 years warranty for the solar panels' performance and 5 years warranty for the inverter. Just two months over the 5 years period, the inverter broke (few days ago) and we want to replace it with another...
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    QLD Solar Panels - Sales Rep Lied about Drop in Electricity Bills?

    We agreed to 'go solar' after an unsolicited call from a company and general encouragement by the govt. We installed 20 solar panels and 5kw system 2years ago after receiving advice from sales rep to expect our quarterly bill to drop to between $60-$100. Our bill remains at $450 to $650. The...
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    VIC Asking about My Solar Panels from Energy Supplier - Rights ?

    Do I have the right under Australian Consumer Law to know why the solar production is 0 for 3 months from my energy supplier, and whether my house is using more energy than my solar panels can produce at a given date? Who do I ask?
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    SA Solar Panels Rental Contract and Payout Figure?

    Hi there, I recently applied for a payout figure for my solar panels system which is on a rent to buy contract. 12 months prior I had paid $10,000 towards the total rental period to lower my monthly payment. At that time I had been quoted approx. $18,000 as a payout figure which was out of my...