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Seven Australian solar facts to make your jaw drop

Seven Australian solar facts to make your jaw drop

1st November 2018 The Australia solar PV industry broke a whole set of new records in September. September data from the APVI and Clean Energy Regulator shows accelerated growth in utility scale solar, particularly benefiting rural and regional Australia. And over the…

Australia’s first lithium battery recycling plant launched

Australia’s first lithium battery recycling plant launched

9th October 2018 Sean O’Malley from Planet Ark, Spiro Kalos from Mobile Muster, Andrew McKenzie and John Polhill from EnviroStream and Sustainability Victoria’s Shannon Smyth. Source: Supplied Australia’s first lithium battery recycling plant has been officially anointed in Victoria, in…

The switch is on: Consumers are turning away from gas

The switch is on: Consumers are turning away from gas

19th September 2018 In 2008, the demand for grid-supplied electricity in eastern Australia began its fall. Back then, industry planners and commentators thought the phenomenon just a temporary response to the Global Financial Crisis. After an expectedly-brief lull, and as…

How do you solve a problem like fixed charges?

How do you solve a problem like fixed charges?

1st March 2018 Credit: David Kingham/flicker Everyone hates the fixed or daily charges on their electricity bills, right? So why do they keep going up? Because retailers take us for mugs, right? What to do about fixed charges represents one…

Semitransparent solar cells: a window to the future?

Semitransparent solar cells: a window to the future?

20th February 2018 Looking through semitransparent cells – one day these could be big enough to make windows. UNSW, Author provided Can you see a window as you are reading this article? Windows have been ubiquitous in society for centuries, filling…