Como Perth WA Sanden Heat Pump

Sanden Perth Heat Pump Case Study - Como Metro Perth WA

March 19, 2019 admin Leave a comment

Sanden Eco Heat Pump Perth Case Study - Como in Metro Perth WA Heat Pump

This customer was looking to replace their old electric storage hot water system with the 80% less energy Sanden Eco Plus heat pump hot water system for their place in Como, metro Perth WA.

With this high efficiency heat pump, the customer has been very impressed by the results. Seeing a drastic reduction in the hot water energy amount from what was roughly 12kWh per day down to just 2-3 kWh per day.

Sunpower retakes the crown it never lost with new 400W world’s most efficient panel

March 18, 2019 admin Leave a comment

 

Sunpower’s leading residential format panel is now 400W with its new Maxeon G3 range.  The main technological advance is in the production which it says is as much as 50% cheaper than its old method of getting cells out the door with world leading efficiency.  There are some other benefits too including a 20% reduction in temperature derating due to heat.

The solar system to take Flinders Island to 100% renewables

October 22, 2018 admin Leave a comment

The solar system to take Flinders Island to 100% renewables


Flinders Island has always had a very high cost supply of energy. This is largely due to its reliance on diesel fuel as a source of power. Yet the price faced by consumers of electricity on the island is more in line with some of the rates being paid on the mainland, due to subsidies which keep it below the cost of production (which is around 50c/kWh).

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Why do we need 3 inspectors for solar systems?

October 19, 2018 admin Leave a comment

Why do we need 3 inspectors for solar systems?

Solar installations are a relatively straightforward specialisation of the electrical trade. They're no different in skill and aptitude to installing split system air-conditioners (possibly even simpler when you take into account recovering gas and regassing of the units in case of a leak) or wiring a house.

6 reasons why smaller solar is not better

October 17, 2018 admin Leave a comment

6 reasons why smaller solar is not better

I was surprised to hear the Alternative Technology Association suggesting going for smaller solar systems is better (Solar payback: Smaller is better, September 24). Such a position would lead to less overall solar capacity being deployed across the nation. I struggle to see how this would be in-line with their core mission which is to advocate.

Nine myths about new energy

October 15, 2018 admin Leave a comment

Nine myths about new energy

 

I will begin this list with my first introduction to a myth about renewable energy, put forward by the 'pro-nuclear, pro-coal, anti-renewable' advocates circa 2005:

 

1) ‘We could never integrate more than 5% intermittent renewables (they meant wind and solar) into an electricity grid.’