China state controlled Evoenergy halves Canberra's rooftop solar politicians do nothing

September 24, 2019 admin Leave a comment

A Chinese Government controlled company has slashed by half the solar power capacity Canberrans can have on their roofs, blindsiding MPs who fell asleep on their watch.

While the ACT Environment Minister Mick Gentleman, Climate Change Minister Shane Rattenbury and their parliamentary colleagues were looking the other way, power distributor Evoenergy unilaterally declared that the territory’s residents would be forced to rely on fossil-fuelled power indefinitely.

What would a better energy market look like?

September 17, 2019 manager Leave a comment

Recently the Energy Security Board (ESB), established by COAG in 2017 "to provide whole of system oversight for energy security and reliability to drive better outcomes for consumers", has called for submissions to re-write (from scratch) the rules for the National Electricity Market (NEM).  They have outlined that there is a good chance they want the new rules in place by 2025.  It seems the old rules (which were fiercely protected b

Everything you need to know about induction cook tops

August 15, 2019 manager Leave a comment

Induction cook tops are the 3rd piece of equipment the average house needs to go all electric, once hot water and space heating has taken care of via heat pumps.  But to many people induction cooking is a bit of a mystery, this article aims to demystify induction cook tops and show why this decades-old technology is the best option for cooking on your range.

800W solar panels to be the norm in less than 20 years

July 15, 2019 admin Leave a comment

Solar panel development is pressing ahead in leaps and bounds.  Today you can have 400W residential panels. The Sunpower Maxeon III 400W is the world's best solar panel featuring the world's best cells. You can be inspired about the Sunpower Maxeon III 400W just by watching Sunpower's promotional video.  What's even cooler is that this top of the line technology available to you now is only just the beginning.