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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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Going for green in the renovation nation

June 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Guest Viewpoint

  Caitlin McGee Principal Research Consultant Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney Last year my workplace had its tenth birthday party. The invited speaker was Hugh Mackay, well-known social researcher and author of Advance Australia Where? He told of being seated next to a woman at a dinner party whose entire conversation revolved […]

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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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