Opinion

Solar and batteries in demand as Coronavirus encourages shift to “self-reliance”

By |2020-03-24T16:03:36+00:00March 25th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Concerns around the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the Australian solar industry have shifted from supply to demand as manufacturers in China resume business-almost-as-usual, but the local economy braces for a major hit. In a Smart Energy Council-led webinar on Thursday morning, industry leaders talked over the impact of the COVID-19 – on

The Coronavirus is not a Bug, it is a Feature

By |2020-03-24T16:04:42+00:00March 13th, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future|

As it becomes increasingly difficult to ignore the many issues that we face today it can be difficult to understand what's happening and to know how to react to yet another problem coming down the line. This applies to outbreaks like the Coronavirus just as much as it does to climate change, economic turmoil,

Tesla Powerwall battery saves family $5,700 on electric bill

By |2020-02-11T18:09:44+00:00February 16th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Powerwall, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Huge savings after just four years I’ve been toying with the idea of installing solar panels and a Tesla Powerwall in my house for a long time, but I haven’t because I wasn’t entirely convinced about the long term savings. This story of an Australian household saving $5,700 on electricity bills may have changed

Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries Are Uniquely Suited To Solar Energy Storage: Here’s Why

By |2020-02-11T16:44:05+00:00February 13th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Solar and Battery|

As the solar power industry pushes the boundaries of clean, renewable energy, more and more households and businesses are relying on the sun for fuel. But the sun only shines for part of the day – so, like many other energy setups, solar power needs a storage solution to be completely viable as a

Australia Will Lose to Climate Change

By |2020-02-11T16:39:54+00:00February 12th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Wildfires|

Even as the country fights bushfires, it can’t stop dumping planet-warming pollution into the atmosphere. Australia is caught in a climate spiral. For the past few decades, the arid and affluent country of 25 million has padded out its economy—otherwise dominated by sandy beaches and a bustling service sector—by selling coal to the world.

Climate and Ecological Crisis? What’s all the fuss about?

By |2020-02-04T08:54:39+00:00February 4th, 2020|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

On Friday night I attended a talk on climate change held in Chagford in Dartmoor, south Devon. It was entitled "Climate and Ecological Crisis? What's all the fuss about?" and I found it very interesting, and also quite moving. I went along expecting it to be another vanilla climate change talk - you know

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