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Real Dirt, Fast – 19 November

November 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Real Dirt Fast

There’s news and there’s shipping news. The shipping news is the local stuff – strange comings and goings, unusual cargo and celebrities in odd places. Today Real Dirt, Fast begins with such a story. We have a lot of echidnas down here at Cudbugga Forest but normally they are on their way across the paddocks, heading directly […]

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Solar: The Great Leap Forward

September 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Blog

By JAMES WOODFORD Necessity, as the saying goes, is the mother of invention. As electricity prices soar and fuel prices vacuum-clean cash from our wallets it is going to be interesting to see what new technology hard-pressed humans will conjure. The mother of them all is nature and the latest solar research coming from institutions […]

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How Good is Grid Feeding and the Guilt Free Shower?

August 18th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Guest Viewpoint

Stuart Whitelaw is a Moruya based architect and artist. This is his experience of a grid feeding solar system… When we built our house in 2000, power from the grid was already connected to our barn on the site, so rather than go stand alone solar with batteries, we decided to install a grid feeding […]

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SOLAR INSTALLER BLOWS A FUSE

May 15th, 2008 · No Comments · News

By Luke Williams LJW Solar It’s amazing that a government whose pre-election environmental position was considered so strong has now crushed the grid connected solar power industry. Rudd may not be as smart as he looks after all. However, you would think that the Federal Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, of all people, would want to […]

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BEATING THE SOLAR SHONKS

April 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · News

Until a little over a year ago solar power was a fringe industry, mostly run by dedicated, technical-minded hippies. Then climate change exploded as an issue, Al Gore became an environmental superstar and the Howard Government increased the rebate for the installation of panels for solar power production from $4,000 to $8,000. Today solar for […]

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