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How big of a deal is solar energy in Australia ?

It is no secret to anyone that, with the passing of the years, the ways of generating energy have changed. Being solar energy one of the biggest game changers for the matter.

What you need to know about Solar Panels.

First of all, you have to understand how a solar panel works and the magic that exists between a ray of sun and its conversion into electricity. In this blog you will discover what you need to know about solar panels so you can have a wider vision of going solar in Australia.

Advances in Solar Energy technology

As time passes by, technology has to make improvements in order to keep up with the new demands of the market, and most importantly, the customer. Rewablele energy is not exempt from these changes. Solar energy is constantly developing new ways to become more cost-effective, efficient and reliable as a source of power.  Since the …

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Helpful apps to save energy

There is one question that always comes through our minds when it is time to pay our electricity bills: “What have I been using energy for?”.  We might even bet that you have wondered if there is an easier way to check what is consuming more energy in your house. Luckily for you, and thanks …

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Australia’s Solar Panel Validation Initiative (SPVI)

The Clean Energy Regulator’s Solar Panel Validation program ensures modules used in an installation are genuine, are backed by warranty, meet standards and are eligible for Australia’s “solar rebate”. It also expedites claims for small scale technology certificates (STCs), on which the solar rebate is based. Validation is achieved through a mobile app used to …

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Australian Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Standard Released

A standard covering new battery installations in Australia was published by Standards Australia last week – and while a lot of work has been done since the draft, some aren’t happy with the final product. “AS/NZS 5139:2019 – Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment” sets out general installation …

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Climate change and Energy in Western Australia (issues paper)

Last week, the Government released its ‘Climate change in Western Australia – issues paper’, which covers 11 focus areas including transforming energy generation. WA’s McGowan Government is calling on Western Australians to have their say on climate change policy, including issues related to energy. Around 28% of dwellings in Western Australia have solar panels installed …

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Solar goes to College

As you just read. And it is that the University of Adelaide has decided to go solar and the installation of a solar farm on the Roseworthy campus has already begun! The 1.2MW solar energy facility will incorporate a 420kw/1200kWh hybrid energy storage element – a combination of lithium-ion and vanadium flow batteries. Work commenced …

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Green Shopping

Solar installations on shopping centres across Australia have become increasingly common as developers/owners seek to not only slash emissions associated with operations, but also save on electricity costs. It was only two weeks ago when we talked about a shopping center going solar. Well, today we are excited to announce the creation of a new …

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Difference between Power and Energy

You thought power and energy were the same? Well, they are not. Most people think they are the same thing, but there is a difference that is important for you to know. Let’s start with Power. What is power? Power is measured in watts. Kilowatts (kW), which you’ve probably heard of, is simply a thousand …

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Gas emissions to decline in Australia

Professor Andrew Blakers and Dr Matthew Stocks from the Australian National University (ANU) say the country’s greenhouse gas emissions are peaking at approximately 540 Megatonnes (MT) of CO2-equivalent per year and are expected to decline by 3-4% over 2020-2022. “The reason is that Australia’s world-leading per-capita rate of deployment of solar and wind energy is …

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