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WHAT’S IN STORE? Some dumb questions from a battery simpleton.

    So much talk. So much talk about solar power and battery storage. So much talk about demand management. So much talk about power sharing. So much talk about so much blue sky in the [...]

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Landlord Energy — Providing Solar For Commercial Tenants June 4, 2018 by Ronald Brakels

If you are a business owner there’s an excellent chance you’re not happy with cost of grid electricity and would love to lower your bills with rooftop solar.  Unfortunately, there’s also an [...]

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RENTERS REWARD – Can Tenants get cheap, clean solar juice?

Another roof top solar record broken: February 2018 sees Australians invest in (ie: buy) a further 117mW of rooftop solar installations across the country. It seems not that the renewable horse [...]

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McDonald’s to reduce emissions by a third under approved science-based targets

  McDonald’s has become the first global restaurant company to have an emissions reduction target approved by the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTI), as the fast food giant [...]

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NOT SO FANTASTIC PLASTIC

I was at the Asian grocers the other day, ruefully watching the check out chick placing one perhaps two plastic vacuum sealed items into plastic bags of varying sizes. The various sized bags were [...]

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VIRTUAL POWER PLANTS – Are they Real?

One of the lesser known Laws of Physics is the rule that when something new is created or discovered, labellers rush in to fill the hitherto unquantifiable vacuum with descriptors, catch phrases, [...]

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A DAY ON THE TILES We compare solar roof tiles

In the words of David Lee Roth, ex lead singer with Van Halen, “It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, it’s whether you look good.” Aesthetics – another word for lookin’ good and not [...]

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PUMP IT UP. How Pumped Hydro will save us all

“Put down your glasses!” “Shut the gate, the horse has bolted!” I can think of no better way to describe the sheer momentum of change in the energy game than by using these old horse racing [...]

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CAN JAY WEATHER IT ALL? How the SA Premier is becoming the Energizer bunny of renewables.

They say a week is a long time in politics but, phew, its been a busy 18 months at Mission Control at South Australia’s ALP Headquarters. At the bridge, Captain Kirk, aka SA Premier Jay [...]

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WWATA? or What’s With All The Acronyms?

For those of you who don’t know too much about the solar power industry or the renewable energy industry more generally, I’ve taken time out my busy schedule to offer a simple explanation about [...]