Victoria is talking up its efforts on renewable energy, but it should really be leading in the shift to electric buses too.
The push by the network lobby to limit exports from rooftop solar is more about defending their investment in gas pipelines. It must be resisted.
Solar panel system owners are becoming more and more ambitious about what they want from their PV systems, and are now installing 10kW + PV arrays and over-sizing their inverters.
LED streetlights could achieve efficiencies of 97% by 2020 – much higher than domestic or commercial lamps. But are our governments enlightened enough?
LEDs will slash energy use for lighting by 95%, delivering huge savings to consumers but adding another ingredient to the death spiral for utilities.
The best opportunity for electricity sector growth and security is to cannibalise the gas networks.
Saudi University developed NO-water Mechanical Automated Dusting Device can clean solar panels in the desert daily, using no water at all.
A slight improvement on the current model, the Grattan Institute’s proposed electricity capacity tariff would still fail most consumers.
Soon, all hybrid inverters will be able to process weather data, allowing solar households to get power at the cheapest price possible at all times.
Victorian’s can live without their grid if they’re forced to through unfair pricing. Even with that state’s fickle weather.