The Self Sufficiency Surge

By |2020-04-27T19:38:14+00:00May 1st, 2020|Blog, News, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future|

[Some very encouraging developments! And about time...] In the days leading up to the restrictions (and ever since), there has been a sheer frenzy of interest in fruit and vegetable growing as people seek to turn over their back gardens, patios, windowsills (and indeed any available space) to home food production. The seed companies

Climate Change Won’t Stop for the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-04-27T19:28:35+00:00April 30th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Wildfires|

The next several months could bring hurricanes, floods and fire, on top of the pandemic currently raging through the country. How do you shelter in place during an evacuation? Two and a half years ago Hurricane Maria ripped open homes across the southern Puerto Rican city of Ponce, destroying the rickety electrical grid and sending

The sky’s the limit: How solar and storage can set a post-Covid-19 example

By |2020-04-20T18:33:32+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

The airline industry has been among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic; carriers are in ‘freefall’ as Glen Peters, research director at the Center for International Climate and Environment Research in Oslo recently wrote, with governments mulling stimulus packages for airline bailouts. How we react to the coronavirus outbreak is crucial for society

10 Predictions for the Solar and Storage Market in the 2020s

By |2020-04-09T08:53:39+00:00April 14th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Batteries will be standard with virtually every new solar system installed in the U.S. by 2025, the author predicts. The solar-plus-storage market is evolving rapidly and will look completely different a decade down the road. What can we expect on the way to 2030? Here are 10 predictions. All-in-one systems will be the new

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

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