40kW to be the new norm for household solar

November 22, 2016 matthew Leave a comment

Tesla's merger with Solarcity has now gone through and this will mean big solar on houses.  And when they mean big they mean upto 8 or 10 times what is being installed today.  From add on systems that are commonplace now Tesla in the new year will be offering solar tiling which covers the entire roof from ridge-lines to gutters, which would provide capacities in the range 20 - 40kW.

Methven Kiri Satinjet Ultra Low Flow Shower wins design award

December 18, 2015 admin Leave a comment

Methven – the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware – is celebrating yet another prestigious award win after its Kiri Satinjet Ultra Low Flow Shower won a “green” medal in the Green Good Design Awards from The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, the largest and oldest awards for contemporary design in the world.

Slash your hot water bill by 86%

December 17, 2015 admin Leave a comment

Let’s face it showers wash a lot of heat energy and water down the drain and there are an awful lot of them out there. Therefore making showers more efficient could really make a big difference to world energy and water use and that is just what might happen.

Evaporative Cooling - It's bad for energy efficient homes

December 1, 2015 admin Leave a comment

Are you contemplating buying an evaporative cooler this summer – well, my advice is don’t because these deliver terribly poor performing and inefficient cooling and they’re expensive to uninstall.

Evaporative cooling is primitive, outdated and has been superseded by advances in modern, fast and efficient reverse cycle air-conditioning which is based on a variation of the same technology that runs our kitchen fridge, reliably keeping our food from spoiling day in and day out.