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  • This will wipe out so many businesses

    “This will wipe out so many businesses”: Company founder slams high energy bills despite cutting power use by one third… Escalating power prices across Australia have made the headlines throughout this year, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sitting down with power companies to plead for better deals for businesses and households. However, Booth says governments clearly aren’t […]

  • How Solar Panels Work

    Another great post from the folks at Visual Capitalist. This one produced by Humans have been trying to harness the sun’s energy for most of history, but it was the invention of the first photovoltaic cell by French physicist Edmond Becquerel in 1839 that finally made solar energy possible on a grander scale. Since then, solar […]

  • History of Solar Energy

    Check out this fascinating infographic published by Jeff Desjardins (Jan. 19, 2017) on VisualCapitalist.com: Harvesting the power of the sun has been a human endeavor since the beginning of civilization. After all, the sun puts out 3.8 x 10^26 watts of power, and NASA scientists estimate that even capturing 0.0001% of what hits the earth […]

  • USA: 36% of new power Solar & Wind

    Another great article from VisualCapitalist.com (Jeff Desjardins, Dec. 20, 2016) that shows how 36% of new power supply projects waiting to come online in the USA are for Solar and Wind generation… According to the article’s author, solar and wind capacity grew 31% and 5% respectively between 2014 and 2015. However, the following news is […]

  • Google 100% percent renewable!

    Google has long described itself as the number one corporate renewable energy purchaser in the world. Soon, the tech giant will reach a major milestone and further stake their claim. Google committed to 100 percent renewable energy back in 2012 and will deliver on that promise sometime within the next 12 months with projects that […]

  • Catalyst: Battery powered homes

    Another great story from one of our favourite shows, Catalyst. There’s a power revolution heading for our homes – a device that allows you to take power into your own hands. Its batteries, home batteries, and they’ve been called the holy grail of renewables – the key to the transition away from fossil fuels. Australia […]

  • Catalyst: Super Solar Cells

    In this March 2015 episode of Catalyst, Dr Graham Phillips investigates new technology that is able to convert more than 40 per cent of the sun’s light into electricity. This is more than double the efficiency of today’s domestic rooftop solar panels, and could eventually lead to cheaper sources of renewable energy. Watch online here: […]

  • Electrickery Contracts

    The Checkout’s Craig Reucassel presents some shocking information on energy bills. BUYER BEWARE! Watch online: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/thecheckout/episodes/s02ep14.htm

  • Solar energy shift leaves taxpayers with unwanted power assets

    Australian taxpayers are paying for unwanted investment in State-owned electricity networks as households move to rooftop solar power. Could the commercial solar sector be the next to boom? We think ‘YES’! Watch the full segment on ABC’s 7:30 Report: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s4042832.htm