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The Green House Effects’ specialises in design and installation of hybrid and off-grid solar systems specifically tailored to meet home energy usage for year round power independence. Servicing the Yarra Valley and North East Melbourne, The Green House Effect delivers affordable, reliable installations with  the added security of ongoing personalised support –  offering you peace of mind for the life your system. The Green House Effect owner Jerry Robinson works in conjunction with Glen Morris’s company Solarquip.  Jerry is constantly updating his knowledge of technology, products and design to deliver the best possible outcomes for his clients.  He encourages new clients to explore the Solarquip training room site in Healesville to assist clients to make the best product choices to meet their unique specifications. The benefits of choosing a local tradie can not be matched. As your local solar installer Jerry Robinson and his team make themselves available for site visits, follow up support and any emergency repairs or upgrades you may need. Jerry is only a phone call away to answer any of your solar questions. Jerry prides himself of his friendly customer service and will quite happily take the time to help translate the science of solar, batteries and power usage into information that can be easily understood by everyone.

Specialists in Hybrid Systems

The Green House Effect proprietor Jerry Robinson is happy to help you understand how a hybrid system works and how to make the best decision to meet your power needs day and night. Hybrid solar is a typical Photovoltaic (PV) system with the addition of batteries, often used to store excess power so that it can be used to offset peak load or night time use. It is generally not intended to take a household ‘off grid,’ however in many cases it has the capability to do so. Jerry will spend time working through your average load power usage and complete a site visit to help get the best picture of what is the right system for you. Furthermore Jerry can help you choose which brand of solar panels and batteries would be used to best match your site, usage and budget needs. A visit to the training room in Healesville, in which you can see for yourself the many variations of technology in panels, batteries and inverters offers great insight into this process. There are a number of design considerations to look at when selecting a hybrid system. These can have a dramatic effect on operation so should be considered closely. This includes peak draw, storage capacity and depth of discharge of battery life. As locals to the Yarra Valley The Green House Effect fully understands the challenges of this particular climate from short misty days  in our dark winter months to the desire to power a pool pump in our hot summers.

Installing Tier 1 Solar Panels

The Green House Effect only installs Tier 1 panels. In this way we can knowingly assure our customers that their panels will deliver the long term results they have invested in. The Tier 1 ranking scale is orchestrated by Bloomberg New Energy Finance Corporation and is used to rank solar panel manufacturers in terms of their bank-ability or financial stability. A Tier 1 solar panel is a high quality panel or a solar panel that is designed to produce power for as long as the expected lifespan which is around 25 years. The criteria set by Bloomberg in that only solar panel manufacturers that own their own manufacturing facility can be included for review. If a solar company outsources the manufacturing of its panels then it will not be included on the Tier 1 list. If a company owns its own manufacturing facility then you know that there will be strict quality control guidelines in place which ultimately will result in better and more reliable product! Companies having invested in their own manufacturing are also investing into research and development of their product. It is important to note that only a very small percentage of the world’s solar panel manufacturers achieve Tier 1 ranking so be very wary if a solar sales representative makes a claim that their solar panel is a tier 1 panel. Tier 2 and 3 panels may be cheaper, but may not deliver  reliable the power you are expecting.


You get a similar buzz when rain water pours into your tanks, when chooks deliver your dozen eggs effortlessly, or when your own hive of bees works tirelessly to pollinate your flowering and fruiting plants. Roof solar filling up home storage batteries delivers that same sense of achievement and exhilaration. Michael McGarvie



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I can’t rate my experience with The Green House Effect highly enough. Jerry tailored an excellent system exactly to our budget and guided us through the whole process of establishing what we needed and what we could achieve with various components. Jerry installed the system flawlessly and we still can’t believe the amount of power we now have on hand. Truly, customer service and quality as it should be. Luke Crothers

Foster Nth. Victoria



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