For years we have relied on grid electricity and centralised systems for our power, water and other utilities. We have put up with increasing costs and an ageing infrastructure that’s not able to meet demands and we have witnessed the impact that this has had on our environment.

As technology has evolved and views have changed, so too has the status quo, and more and more people are turning to solar for their energy requirements. In fact, 15 per cent of rooftops across Australia now feature solar and this number continues to rise – especially in the commercial sector.

As a cleaner, greener, modern and affordable solution, there are many advantages to solar and many reasons for you to make the switch.


Civilisation has benefited in many ways from fossil fuels, but the negative impact of their use is showing more with every passing day. Infrastructure has become cumbersome and in some cases even dangerous. The energy we use has been confirmed as dirty and science behind its use is becoming more and more clear.

Underscoring all of this is the fact that clean, decentralised systems are the way of the future. Evolution has led to innovations like rain water tanks and now – through solar energy systems – it’s time to overhaul the way we harness clean energy and experience a better quality of life.


By harnessing the immense power of the sun, solar energy systems can provide us with a new way of maintaining our standard of living without damaging our environment. Solar power provides us with a truly renewable source of energy that can allow us to embrace a cleaner and brighter future. The sun is a powerhouse  in the sky that is free of cost, free of maintenance, and can power the entire world.


With so many benefits to solar, it’s inevitable that there will be a positive impact on your bottom line.

Throughout its lifetime a roof-top solar power system will cost the average household 6c-10c per solar kwh during the day and 19c-33c per solar kwh through battery storage at night. Compared to the traditional grid system these numbers are stark costing 17c-23c per grid kwh during the day and 42c-52c at night. Best of all, the price for solar energy never increases, unlike the cost of obtaining power from the grid!

If you would like to know more about the many advantages of switching to solar power, contact the experts at HCB Solar.

Our professional team are fully accredited solar panel layout designers, installers and authorised dealers for some of the best brands in the industry. Since 2008, we have been providing effective solar solutions for homes and businesses throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

The new LG NeON® R at a similar physical size reached an incredible 360W (20.8% efficiency)!

This makes it ideal for solar systems seeking visually pleasing panels and for roofs where space is tight.

The NeON® R is also the right panel when future solar system expansion is considered. Or as a combo install of panels and solar energy storage via batteries as well as electric vehicle charging. The LG NeON® R is a very powerful module. The 30 multi-ribbon busbars at the rear of the module sets a new standard of innovation. It is the result of LG’s extensive solar R&D investment.

The LG NeON® 2 has seen many improvements, from

  • longer warranties,
  • higher efficiency,
  • stronger frames,
  • better wind loading.

is ideal for homes seeking a visually pleasing solar panel. And for roofs where space is tight or where you are considering future system expansions (e.g. to incorporate battery storage or electric car charging). The LG NeON® modules have double sided cells and CELLO technology absorb light from the front and the back of the cell. This technology sets a new standard for innovation and is internationally awarded.

The latest Mono X® Plus benefits from years of LG research. The fifth generation LG Mono X® Plus offers:

  • long warranties,
  • high efficiency,
  • strong frames,
  • Australia’s highest wind loading panel.

The LG Mono X® Plus will provide many years of clean, reliable energy. Choosing the high quality Mono X® Plus is an investment in superior standards of design, manufacture, back up support and warranties.

We will help select the best system for you.
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