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Crazy Christmas Trees For A Quirky Noel

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Alice Springs shows how to harness solar | The Australian

Over a five-year trial, the desert community of just over 25,000 solved many of its energy problems and says the rest of the country could learn from it. Alice Springs was one of seven cities taking part in the federal government’s $97 million Solar Cities Program, which ran from March 2008 to June this year. […]

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Solar Accreditation – Responsibilities of system designers

Solar Accreditation – Responsibilities of system designers. provide full specifications of the system including quantity, make and model number of the solar modules and inverter provide a site-specific full system design including all shading issues, orientation and tilt, along with the system’s site-specific energy yield, including average daily performance estimate in kWh for each month […]

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Back to basics: reducing your energy use and saving money

Along with the Victorian Council of Social Service and with the support of the Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, the ATA is publishing a guide to energy efficiency on a budget. Laura McLeod gives us a preview. With energy prices set to rise considerably over the next few years, now is the time to seriously […]

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Queensland households to cop shock $270 power bill whack | The Courier-Mail

POWER bills in Queensland are set to surge by an average of $270, with most of the slug caused by green schemes, including the carbon tax. The Queensland Competition Authority will today recommend a 13.5 per cent increase to prices in its draft determination for 2014-15 via Queensland households to cop shock $270 power bill […]

Queensland power prices to increase 13.5 per cent

The average Queensland household power bill is set to jump by about $270 a year from next July. Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/queensland-power-prices-to-increase-135-per-cent-20131211-2z4qp.html#ixzz2n7YLug8J Queensland power prices to increase 13.5 per cent.

Solar panels turn suburban homes into Queensland's fourth biggest power station | The Courier-Mail

Solar panels turn suburban homes into Queensland’s fourth biggest power station | The Courier-Mail

QUEENSLAND suburbs have become the state’s fourth-largest power station. New figures show the combined generating capacity of solar panels in the Sunshine State has hit nearly one gigawatt. That’s enough electricity to power 150,000 homes, a city the size of Cairns. via Solar panels turn suburban homes into Queensland’s fourth biggest power station | The […]

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Time-Lapse Of 860K Solar Panel Systems Installed In Germany Since 2009

The revealing, embedded video visualizes the installation of the more than 860,000 solar PV (solar panel) systems installed throughout Germany between January 2009 and January 2013. via Time-Lapse Of 860K Solar Panel Systems Installed In Germany Since 2009.

A solar anti-grid rebellion led by apathy? | Business Spectator

There is well over $100 billion worth of electricity infrastructure tied up in big power stations and poles and wires that were built on the assumption we’d see electricity demand grow well beyond 2006 levels. This causes a mixture of dread and excitement for energy types depending on which side of the fence they stand. […]