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How To Choose The Right Sized Solar Power System

If you have decided to join the thousands of other Australians who are taking advantage of the long-term financial and environmental benefits of a solar power system, your next step is deciding just what size solar system will satisfy your needs. In this blog we look at some of the factors you need to consider.

The size you choose will vary greatly between individual households or commercial properties and there are factors you need to consider when determining which will be most beneficial to you. An exact calculation accounting for a comprehensive list of variables, requires professional advice, but some general …

Skylight installation: DIY versus Professionals

As electricity prices continue to rise, it can put a strain of the household budget for Australian families and businesses. Fortunately, we have now realised that natural sunlight is not only beneficial to our health, but is a natural alternative to electricity and far more environmentally friendly.

Nowadays, more and more families and businesses are seeing and reaping the benefits of skylights, as they are easy to install and will help save you on electricity bills. If you are serious about installing a skylight for your home or business, you are probably thinking if you …

Commercial Solar – A Business Case Study

The planet’s hottest and sunniest continent is an obvious choice for an investment in solar energy. Despite the politicisation of the solar debate in recent years, there is no stopping the advance of solar power. The gains to be had by exploiting this bounty here in Australia are simply too sensible to be avoided for long.

This trend has recently been recognised by governments, who have moved towards providing incentives for homeowners and corporate entities who install solar systems. The most common incentives are STC’s (Small Technology Certificates) managed by the Clean Energy Council. These incentives, along with the …

Skylight installers

The merits of installing a skylight in your home are numerous. Natural sunlight is healthier, more expressive, and more calming than artificial. However, it is not nearly as common to hear discussion on the benefits of skylights during the wee hours of the night. The impact is not as noticeable, but there are benefits to skylights when the sun goes down, as well.

Moonlight and starlight provides a number of key benefits. Not in the moon-tanning or mystic sense, we’ll leave that realm to itself for the moment, but purely for the psychological element. Moonlight is roughly 500 000 times …

The Whirlybird

In the hottest continent in the world, we are obliged to battle the heat for much of the season. The excessive summer temperatures don’t make for a particularly hospitable work environment, but at the very least, we should be able to count on a reasonable degree of relaxing coolness in our homes.

Circulation is absolutely vital for our houses. Heated air can be trapped in ceiling spaces, warmed by the roof shingles, leading to a crawlspace feeling more like a Turkish bath. This heat radiates through the ceiling and walls, and can make the house a sweatbox. This is felt especially …

Don’t vent if you haven’t got proper ventilation

The Australian climate is very unpredictable and at times unforgiving. With long, hot, dry summers and cool winters, you never know what the weather is going to be like. As a result of these conditions our homes can become extremely hot in the summer and unbearably cold during the winter.

As a homeowner, if you are fed up with the uncomfortable temperatures in your household, the most cost-effective way to solve this issue is to install a Solar Bright roof ventilation system. As the leading experts in roof ventilation, the team at Solar Bright know that people want to be …

Sydney Skylights

The architectural crowds, competing for space in Sydney’s red-hot housing and urban design industries, are often used as a litmus test for what is trending with new home builders today. They are sensitive to the needs and demands of their clients, and they need to be, to reach such a position as theirs as the gatekeeper of new housing trends.

 

Lately, the trend has been defined quite clearly: new home builders in Sydney these days are going wild over skylights. Natural light, soft and seasonally-aware, has been given a notable vote of confidence by designers of late, and has …

The Health Benefits of Natural Sunlight: Pt. III

A healthy balance of your body’s hormone levels is clearly vital to good health, and having evolved to absorb sunlight and process it, our modern lifestyle – one which results in a large amount of time being spent indoors – has disrupted this natural process. At Solar Bright, we are experts at increasing the levels of natural sunlight in to your home, through our solar tubes, dome skylights, and roof skylights. In Part III, we wrap up the series with a discussion on some of the detriments of indoor lighting, and the positive stress-relief measures provided by …

The Health Benefits of Natural Sunlight: Pt. II

In Part One, we discussed the nature of a solar exposure deficiency among modern urbanites, and its relation to mental health, specifically, in its ability to release endorphins and aid with mental alertness. But is that all that we gain with daily exposure to the sunlight you’re exposed to through your new solar tube or skylight?


Vitamin D
Absorbed through your skin (and diet), this vitamin is actually closer to a hormone. It is biologically inactive until it is processed by your liver and kidneys. Once activated, however, it plays a vital role in …

The Health Benefits of Natural Sunlight: Pt. I

Australians, now more than ever, have busy schedules. The pace of the modern world has many of us operating at full capacity, and recent communication innovations have meant many of us find it difficult to extract ourselves and relax. There are reasons why stress-related illnesses have risen sharply in recent years.

 

One of the contributing factors to this decline in mental health has been attributed to a lack of sunlight. Over time, people evolved with daily exposure. We grew accustomed to it regulating our circadian rhythm and sleep cycles, among other body processes.

 

 

Our modern lack …

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