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Energy Saving Tips -Teaching Kids to be Energy Efficient

When deciding to be Energy Efficient in our homes, it should be a responsibility shared together as a family. As parents, it is our responsibility to teach our children as early as possible the value of taking care of our environment.
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Understanding Energy Efficiency

Because of the rising cost of everyday living, everyone is in search of ways to cut costs and be protected from the rising utility expenses. Saving money is one of the most talked about subjects in households and businesses of today. But before deciding to do any energy efficiency upgrades, let’s get a better understanding of the factors that contribute to Energy Efficiency. The potential return when making the decision to implement energy upgrades is highly dependent on a few significant contributing factors.
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Solar might be the answer to crippling power bills

Power bills are soaring across Australia, but in remote areas with extremes of temperature the cost can be cripplingly high. In Walgett in far north west NSW, temperatures can dip to below zero in winter and climb to over 50 degrees Celsius in summer making it expensive to heat and cool homes. "You pay a lot of money for the power, it's hurting a lot of people," said local elder Clem Dodd. Fears are growing among elders that people in poorly insulated and poorly equipped housing are descending further into poverty.

A Major Breakthrough That Could Put Solar Power Anywhere. Worth checking.

A new type of electrode developed by researchers at RMIT University has the potential to not only boost the capacity of existing energy storage technologies by 3000 per cent, but it opens the door to the development of flexible, thin film, all-in-one solar capture and storage. We're talking the means to self-powering smart phones, laptops, cars and buildings. And it has all been inspired by a plant. The new electrode is designed to work with supercapacitors, which can charge and discharge power much faster than conventional batteries. Supercapacitors have been combined with solar, but their wider use as a storage solution is restricted because of their limited capacity.

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The world's largest lithium ion battery will be installed in South Australia in 100 days under an agreement between Tesla, Neoen and the State Government. Tesla will build the battery which will store energy from French renewable company Neoen's Hornsdale Wind Farm. If the 100-day deadline isn't met, it's free. The project will be in place before summer.

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That's what Fred and Eglantine Oualid are hoping to do as soon as next year. They don't have a solar system but are strong believers in renewable energy. "We like to choose where the energy comes from and who gets our money for it," said Fred Oualid. He finds dealing with the big energy providers frustrating and is unsure where his energy comes from.

Low-energy homes don’t just save money, they improve lives

Household energy use is a significant contributor to global carbon emissions. International policy is firmly moving towards technology-rich, low- and near-zero-energy homes. That is, buildings designed to reduce the need for additional heating, cooling and lighting. They use efficient or renewable energy technology to reduce the remaining energy use.
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STC Prices Plummet – The Impact On Australia’s Solar Subsidy

A sudden reduction in the value of certificates upon which solar subsidies in Australia are based has resulted in some solar companies needing to re-issue recent quotes. Australia’s major subsidy for small-scale systems, sometimes referred to as the “solar rebate“, shouldn’t be confused with solar feed in tariffs – those have generally increased recently. The subsidy isn’t a rebate as such, but is usually offered as a point of sale discount that can knock thousands of dollars off the purchase price of solar panel system.

Electrician Melbourne CBD

There will be a time at some stage in your life when you will require an electrician whether it will be under an emergency situation or in planning your next renovation project so it's imperative you have the right advice from the start with an experienced company whom will be there with you every step of the way.

LED Down Lights vs Halogen

LED Down Lights can save your electricity usage by up to 80% per Down Light.