Monday 27th October, 2014
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) recently released a paper outlining five innovative ideas that could help generate more than 2000 jobs in Victoria. Titled, Quick Clean Energy Jobs For Victoria – the paper explores how a raft of jobs in clean energy sectors like solar power and solar hot water could be added quickly by making a number of simple tweaks to policy. These measures, according to the CEC...
Tuesday 21st October, 2014
For the first time ever, customers installing Solargain’s super-efficient hot water systems can now proclaim ‘I got it at Kambo’s!’ We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Kambo’s – one of Western Australia’s most trusted and leading retailers in household consumer appliances. As of October 2014, you’ll now be able to find our cutting-edge range of hot water systems in the...
Wednesday 8th October, 2014
James Cameron, it seems, doesn’t do anything by halves. This is reflected not only in his impressive career, but in his personal pursuits as well. From directing the two biggest box office films of all time, to holding the record as the first person to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench – the deepest part of the ocean – on his own, Cameron lives life on a large scale. But back to his role in...
Monday 22nd September, 2014
Can you imagine a solar power iPhone capable of sustaining itself purely using the energy from the sun? It’s a concept that’s not as far-fetched as you may think. By the way, when we say solar power iPhone, we don’t mean a regular iPhone with roof panels stuck on the back. Instead, teams of scientists around the world are experiencing breakthroughs in ‘invisible’ solar power technology and Apple...
Tuesday 9th September, 2014
The Australian Government has received the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment (Draft) Report – along with 194 other IPCC member countries. The leading international body for climate change assessment, the IPCC was originally established by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organisation. The Council, which continues to be backed by the UN...
Wednesday 27th August, 2014
5 Ways To Prep Your Place For Spring
The winter freeze has just about come to an end and now that spring is upon us, there’s (almost) no excuse to roll up your sleeves and get busy around your home. Here are 5 ways to blow off the dust of winter and prepare your place for spring and the warmer months! 1. Breathe Easy With Clean Air Now that the weather is heating up, chances are you’ll soon be reaching for the remote of your air-...
Monday 18th August, 2014
New Solar Panel Tech Changing The Way You Charge
(The above photo courtesy of the Daily Telegraph) Innovation in solar power technology seems to be constant, with fantastic new ideas and devices challenging the way we use the sun’s infinite energy in our daily lives. While we’re often hearing about international solar energy breakthroughs, a young Australian has captured attention with new technology that has plenty of potential. Joseph Giorgio...
Thursday 7th August, 2014
Solar Power Investment In Australia Waning
Recurrent Energy, one of the largest solar power plant developers from the US, has recently announced the closure of its Australian office, citing uncertainty over the Renewable Energy Target (RET) as a major factor in their decision. ‘Recurrent is slowing down their investment in the Australian market pending the outcome of RET and will manage it from [the] USA’ said Colin Liebmann, Recurrent...
Friday 11th July, 2014
So, you’re building or renovating a new home or commercial site – this might be your own property, or you’ve been commissioned to do it as a Tradie, it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you’re on the hunt for a compact and efficient water heater. For one reason or another, solar hot water is off the list, but it’s still really important that you find a unit that’s super economical, yet...
Thursday 3rd July, 2014
Donkey Power! – Solar Power Meets Donkeys In Turkey
Were you able to make any sense of the title on this latest blog? Reading over it, we’d forgive you for thinking we’ve gone a little wacky, although arguably the idea of attaching solar panels to donkeys in order to generate electricity is quite an eccentric concept on its own. But it’s working. Cut-to provincial Turkey, where an increasing number of sheep and goat herders are adopting new...