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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update and Links

12 Mar 2020

Vicsport is monitoring the situation regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its impact on sporting clubs and sporting events.

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Vicsport announces partnership with VALO

17 Sep 2021

Vicsport has today announced an exciting new partnership with VALO, an advanced technology company with its core in LED lighting.

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2020 Victorian Sport Awards rescheduled online for 6 October

01 Sep 2021

Vicsport and the State Government of Victoria are pleased to announce the 2020 Victorian Sport Awards have been rescheduled for Wednesday, 6 October.

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Vicsport to strengthen child safety in sport through Body Safety Australia partnership

27 Aug 2021

Vicsport is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Body Safety Australia (BSA) which will strengthen children’s right to safety in sport and a life free from violence and sexual abuse.

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6 Common Solar Installation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

15 November 2021

Are you thinking of going solar? Congrats, with the earth in dire need of protection, any move to help keep the earth green is celebrated. Whether going green was your main objective or not, there's no denying a residential solar system will dramatically improve your life. However, there are countless things that can go wrong. In this article, we're going to discuss the top 6 solar installation mistakes to avoid. Read along and find out.

1. Not Hiring a Reputable Solar Company

A simple google search like "solar company near me" will give you countless "would-be" solar companies in this modern age. While it's tempting to click on the first one, don't. Consider looking at the online reviews of the solar company. If they offer satisfactory services, you'll know due to the numerous reviews and recommendations.

2. Going for Cheaper Solar Panels

Going with the cheapest materials in the industry isn't always the best move when installing solar panels. While it may seem like a bargain, it will be costly in the long run.

At first, these cheap solar panels work out very well, just like the regular ones. However, they might break down in a while, meaning you have to hit the market again to acquire new ones.

3. Overlooking Solar Incentives

It's no secret that going solar has racked up a reputation for being notoriously expensive which discourages many from making the switch. Seeing this, state, the federal government, and big solar companies have launched incentives programs. These are aimed at encouraging homeowners to join the solar movement. While making the switch, it's in your best interest to take full advantage of the solar incentives program. Before committing to going solar, find out what incentives your solar company has to offer. Capitalize on these incentives and save up on cost.

4. Failing to Plan Ahead

Going solar isn't a one-step process like walking into a grocery store and walking out with your grocery. There are so many intricate steps to follow, making planning ahead a vital step that you can't overlook. Solar panels aren't a one-size-fits-all and as such, doing your due diligence is necessary. From home and roof inspection to solar panel designs selection, all these needs at o be accounted for. Carefully plan ahead to avoid rude shocks when it's too late.

5. Going The DIY Route

DIY tutorials have become so prevalent in modern society. All it takes is a YouTube search, and voila, you're an expert. As a savvy homeowner, knowing where to attempt a DIY or call the professionals is critical. Solar panel installation can be pretty tricky. Go with the professional as they're experienced in the intricate process involved.

6. Ignoring Safety Concerns

Safety concerns should be at the forefront of every home project you undertake. There's a reason why the safety guidelines exist to ensure minimal to no injuries at a worksite. Making sure that your contractor follows all the necessary safety guidelines is very critical. After all, it's better to be safe than sorry.

Stay Stress-Free By Avoiding These Solar Installation Mistakes

Get the best solar installation service today. This will ensure you enjoy the benefits of going solar without a care, knowing you have no solar installation mistakes to worry about. Contact us today for all your residential and commercial solar installation services at an affordable price.

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2020 Victorian Sport Awards

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