Science is perhaps Sunny’s weak point. Too often Sunny appears to guess the answer to questions such as “how much of the generated solar power will be exported” and consequently his answers to “how quick the payback be” are misleadingly fast. Sunny has learned the merits of using computers to improve the accuracy of his answers.
Some export figures from analysis has shown that the median 1.5 kW system exports 37% of its production, but most systems sold these days are 3 or 5 kW, which have median export volumes of 60% and 74% respectively. SunWiz will be launching a free solar export calculator to assist the customers and players in the solar industry to access more accurate information about likely export volumes.
Health and Physical Education
Sunny excels in outdoor activity. He leads his classmates in speed of installation, but has a tendency to cut corners. His quick-fix diet of fast food in earlier years has not prepared him well to tighten his belt for the occasional fasting that is required in recent leaner years. Sunny runs on the spot far too often and could improve his effectiveness by working smarter, not harder.
Sunny is showing a blatant disregard for his predecessors. But if history has anything to teach Sunny, its in understanding the patterns of his own growth, and accelerating his focus upon these areas. Sunny has amassed a huge amount of experience which can now tell him which businesses in which locations to target for highest-profit sales. Sunny has collaborated with his classmates to coalesce their common knowledge, which will enable them to beat their common foe.
Tips for a Sunny 2015
Sunny has a knack for responding to the opportunities that present themselves. However, 2015 will present new challenges for Sunny as classroom dynamics, schoolyard bullying, misbehaving masters, and declining territory all gang up on him. Sunny has his first major stint on the solar farm this year which is expected to contribute to a bumper harvest.
In its entirety, I expect 2015 will have good volume that may well exceed that of 2014. The utility-scale sector will set records this year, as Flagships, Moree, Mugga Lane & OneSun are delivered…. and then you’ve got projects like Rio Tinto Weipa, Majura Park, Coober Pedy and other ARENA projects, plus CEFC investments. Unfortunately, most of the 3000+ Australian solar business will be unable to access such utility-scale opportunities, leaving them competing for a residential market that will naturally decline as low-hanging fruit dries up. This makes the commercial sector all the more critical, and businesses will survive only if they crack this market, which offers potentially greater profit margins and value-focussed competition. But for the majority of the industry it will be a scramble to sell whatever residential systems they can to keep cashflow going while they chase bigger dreams of upskilling and upscaling their commercial activities.
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