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 SUNNY REGARDS FROM 2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW 2018 was a big year for the solar industry with the Clean Energy Regulator reporting that 1 in 5 homes has now installed rooftop solar in Australia (November, 2018). This growth is reflective of the decreasing price of systems, advancing technologies and increasing electricity prices which are reportedly now double what they were a decade ago (SMH 2018). Other factors that contributed to this growth in 2018 were the introduction of the Victorian Government rebate, offering up to 50% off an average 4kW solar panel system (which currently equates to $2,225) for read more…

Change One Thing

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 Change One Thing Recently at the Paris climate talk the first ever global agreement was formed and announced on climate change (TCC, 2015). Although this news is huge, it can leave one feeling a little bewildered in regard to how they too can help the planet and where to start on an individual level. To tackle this, we have put together a list of a few easy things to do or consider in order to help the planet. Plastic Bags for Vegetables Have you ever been guilty of using a supermarket plastic bag for only one or two loose vegetables? read more…

Solar Storage in the Australian Market

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 Solar Storage in the Australian Market Australia is considered one of the best markets for solar in the world, with the Clean Energy Council (CEC, 2015) reporting that over 1.42 million small-scale solar power systems had been installed by the end of 2015. These small-scale solar installations were responsible for generating about 2.1% of the country’s electricity that same year. As solar becomes more popular, technologies including solar storage systems are emerging to the Australian public as a way to become more energy independent. Solar storage systems work by capturing excess energy that may be generated from solar PV systems, and read more…