Archive for May 2014 | Monthly archive page


Getting married to Solar

This is the curious story of true love the Lady who married a “SOLAR PANEL”


How much will you save switching to LED lighting?

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Weaning solar and wind off the government teat | Business Spectator

Are wind and solar now at the point of cost-competitiveness versus fossil fuels where it’s really time to cut them off government support? It might be getting to a point where we need to seriously consider this question. Both AGL and the Australian Industry Group in their submissions to the review of the Renewable Energy […]


Rio Tinto to Use Solar PV to Power Queensland Mine

Rio Tinto to Use Solar PV to Power Queensland Mine Mining giant Rio Tinto has unveiled a groundbreaking plan to use a solar PV plant to provide electricity to one of its key bauxite operations in Queensland.  As part of efforts to achieve energy savings in Australia’s high-cost operating environment, Rio Tinto will oversee the […]


Transforming Australian cities through green, smart technologies – CIO

The CRC for Low Carbon Living Vision and Pathways 2040 Project held a workshop this week to discuss how Sydney and Melbourne can be transformed through green, smart technologies, and create a vision for what the cities will look like in 2040. Here are some ICT-enabled projects that were highlighted at the workshop. Onsite solar […]


Australia moots its renewables target Energy Companies will Benefit

The analysis shows that scrapping or reducing the renewable target would strongly benefit power generators rather than consumers. Although costs to the average household would fall by AUD 10 (USD 9) a year for the first four years if the target is abolished, prices would surge thereafter due to less supply and competition in the […]


QCA delivers recommendation for solar feed-in tariff | The Australian

The Queensland Competition Authority has released its final report on a feed-in tariff for regional areas of the state for 2014-15, recommending a feed-in tariff of 9.07 cents per kWh     QCA delivers recommendation for solar feed-in tariff | The Australian.


Electricity prices up 13.6% Solar systems prices to rise NEXT

With the pending removal of the RET Solar system prices are set to jump. The rise could be as much as $4500 in the case of a 5Kw system, should the RET be abolished and the STC prices fall. If you’re considering Solar then Now is the lowest I would expect to see prices for quite some […]

The price of power – Background Briefing – ABC Radio National

With Australian electricity prices amongst the highest in the world, more and more households are going solar. The big power companies say the Renewable Energy Target is undermining their businesses and they want it wound back. The federal government agrees, so who is to blame for the high price of power? Jess Hill investigates. via […]

What are the real savings for LED light replacements

Fire risk as solar firm goes belly up | The Australian

A  QUEENSLAND company that sold allegedly faulty circuit breakers that caused at least 70 burnouts in rooftop solar panel arrays has gone bust, leaving tens of thousands of homeowners at risk of electrical fires. Advancetech, based on the Sunshine Coast, went into receivership on Friday, only four days after Queensland Attorney-­General Jarrod Bleijie ordered the […]