Thursday 10th September, 2015
The History of Solar Power
  Solar power has undoubtedly developed in leaps and bounds from nothing more than a futuristic sci-fi concept, to not only a viable energy source, but Australia’s preferred energy source. As we enter an important new era in solar power’s history, it’s more important than ever to remember just how far solar power has come. Our timeline below highlights some of the...
Tuesday 18th August, 2015
australia prefers solar enegry
Australia Still Prefers Solar Energy! Australians want more solar energy, less coal and the vast majority think global warming should be taken more seriously – these are the most significant findings from The Climate Institute’s annual Climate of the Nation Review. Each year for almost a decade, The Climate Institute has produced the Climate of the Nation Review. It surveys more...
Friday 24th July, 2015
Solar Power And How To Calculate Your Return On Investment
Contributing less to pollution and more to sustainability are great reasons to buy a solar energy system. And let’s face it, seeing a return on your investment is a pretty nice incentive too. But how quickly can solar panels pay themselves off and how do you work it out? Let’s find out. To calculate your return on investment, there’s four main things your need to know: The cost of energy...
Tuesday 30th June, 2015
revolution
Australia’s energy sector is undergoing a revolution. For too long, fossil fuels have been the heavy hitters of energy production. Thankfully (and not a second too soon), team renewables has entered the fray with solar power as a key weapon. Importantly, the revolution has been consumer-driven. And with technology very much in tune with the energy-saving desires of the people, solar power is...
Tuesday 16th June, 2015
Yeloha Solar Power Sharing
How An American Start-up Plans to Supply Solar Power to Those Without Panels For a small amount of people, solar panels just aren’t a viable option. They might be renting in a high rise. Or perhaps they live in an area where their roof is completely covered by shade. And while they would love to be creating their own clean, renewable solar energy each day, their living situation means...
Tuesday 16th June, 2015
Yeloha Solar Power Sharing
How An American Start-up Plans to Supply Solar Power to Those Without Panels For a small amount of people, solar panels just aren’t a viable option. They might be renting in a high rise. Or perhaps they live in an area where their roof is completely covered by shade. And while they would love to be creating their own clean, renewable solar energy each day, their living situation means...
Friday 22nd May, 2015
Solar Power Finance – You’ve Got Options
  Let’s face it. Us humans are more or less a short-term focused bunch. Our biases point us towards the present. It’s in our nature. When given the choice of receiving $1,000 right now or $1,500 over five years, we’ll often take the former (even when it’s in our best interest to choose the latter). That’s why, despite solar power’s long list of well-known benefits, up-front installation...
Friday 22nd May, 2015
Bipartisan Renewable Energy Target Reached
  Finally… a deal over Australia’s renewable energy target has been reached. Nearly two years after the Abbott Government first decided they wanted to reduce the RET, a bipartisan target has been agreed upon. The renewable energy industry can now move forward with more clarity, certainty and confidence. While many renewable energy companies will agree that so much more can still be done to...
Wednesday 13th May, 2015
Tesla Power to The People
  Solar Batteries May Allow Households To Reap Profits from Surplus Energy The feed-in tariff from excess power generated by solar panels is one of the great incentives for potential solar energy customers. While solar panel owners are rightly rewarded for the extra energy they send back to the grid, they have little to no control in determining the price of that energy, nor when they decide...
Monday 4th May, 2015
UPDATE: Solar Impulse 2 Crosses China
  In case you missed it, two Swiss pilots took off last month on an around the globe voyage in Solar Impulse 2 – a plane fuelled by nothing other than clean, renewable solar energy. The momentous journey is a world first, and despite some inclement weather conditions, the team is on track for a successful result. The sixth leg of the flight is now complete, with Solar Impulse 2 taking a well...