How do I get the best out of my solar system over winter?
With winter now also upon us, solar panel owners will be experiencing the drop in solar power output that comes in the cooler months. With shorter days, more cloud cover and the sun shining at a different angle, you may lose up to a third or half of your solar system’s usual output. While this will impact on your power bills — some things can be done to make sure your panels continue operating as efficiently as possible all through the winter.
Should I go Off the Grid?
Off-Grid Power is cheaper than you think – Today it’s financially viable.
Technology improvements mean living off-grid, like the way you currently do connect to the network – has never been easier!
Today no limitations – you can have A/C, Pool, Electric cooking, even underfloor heating.
Is Australia on the verge of having too much solar energy?
By Tristan Edis / The Guardian / 30 October 2018 Main image: ‘What will things look like by 2021 when the ACCC has recommended scrapping of the solar rebate? According to the Australian Energy Market Operator rooftop solar will generate 85% more electricity than it did…
Revealing the Dark Side of Wind Power
By Mark Buchanan / Bloomberg / 5 October 2018 Any solution to global warming will almost certainly rely on an expansion of renewable energy, reducing carbon dioxide emissions with clean solar or wind energy and related technologies. It’s still far from clear, however, which technologies…
Australian businesses are making one big mistake when it comes to renewable energy.
By Adam Morton / Arena Wire / July 2017 If there was any doubt that the Australian business community is a little confused about renewable energy, here’s the proof. A study has found the nation’s large companies are cleaved into two contradictory groups: those who…
Do I, or Don’t I? the emotional and financial rollercoaster of ‘going off-grid”!
Written by Scott Andrews / Energy Stuff Off-Grid / 5 September 2018 As an off-grid expert, I get asked the question constantly, “Is it a viable option?” Well, how long is a piece of string? I am not a fore-see-er, I do not predict the…
The energy industry is being disrupted – and traditional firms can’t keep up
By Antony Froggatt / The Conversation / 30 August 2018 The electricity sector is experiencing a profound disruptive shock. This is due to technological innovation including the falling costs of renewables and energy storage, along with tougher environmental policies and regulatory reform. These changes are…
The renewable energy train is unstoppable. The NEG needs to get on board
By Ken Baldwin / The Conversation / 15 August 2018 On the face of it, the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), adopted as Coalition policy at a party room meeting yesterday, appears to promise the certainty that industry, consumers and experts have desperately sought for the past decade….
What’s wrong with big solar in cities? Nothing, if it’s done right
By Jason Byrne / The Conversation / 1 August 2018 Many of us are familiar with developments of big solar farms in rural and regional areas. These are often welcomed as a positive sign of our transition towards a low-carbon economy. But do large-scale solar installations have a…
More rooftop solar needed to reduce peaks, stabilise grid
By Giles Parkinson / RenewEconomy / 13 July 2018 Days after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission called for federal incentives for rooftop solar to be abolished, a new report has identified why more rooftop solar should be encouraged – to reduce peak demand on hot days…
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