Technology


What Are Electricity Substations?

Posted on October 24, 2016

Australia generates electricity from several energy sources. Coal fired power stations, oil, natural gas, hydro power and solar power among other renewables are all used to produce electricity. This is called the energy mix. But once generated in a power station, this electricity isn't ready to be sent to homes and businesses. The appliances and devices that we use require a given voltage of electricity to run or charge safely. Enter the ...

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Australian Electricity Substations

Run Your Hot Water System For Less – Alternative Options

Posted on October 24, 2016

If you are still using an out-dated traditional hot water system, you are wasting money. There are more efficient and innovative alternative technologies that will provide you hot water for a fraction of the cost. Traditional Hot Water Systems Traditional water heaters are not very efficient. They cause hot air from the bottom of the tank to rise up through its middle and out the chimney - this process continues all day. At the very least, you ...

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Electricity Demand Falling – Bad News for Electricity Utilities

Posted on October 24, 2016

Electricity consumption in Australia has been steadily increasing up until 2010. For more than a century, through the Great Depression and two world wars, Australians have increased their use of electricity year by year.However, in the three years since 2010, statistics show the electricity demand falling. In other words, starting in 2010, the consumption of electricity in Australia was less than the year before. And the thing is: it appears ...

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Electricity Demand Falling

Tesla Motors new solar batteries exceed all expectations

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was heard loud and clear in early May as he announced the initial response to his company’s latest product line of solar batteries. Intended for residential use, consumer interest in the product has surpassed expectations.Tesla Motors is constructing a 5 million square foot solar battery factory expected to open in 2016 which, even with its significant size, may still not even be big enough to accommodate for the ...

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Tesla Motors release new line of solar batteries

Australian Power Purchase Agreements — Diving Into Digital Solar

In the last decade, solar power adoption in Australia has greatly soared, making solar power the most popular source of renewable energy*. Around 15% of all Australian homes have rooftop solar panels installed, but the difference in figures between rental properties and owner-occupied properties is huge.Reports say that 1% of the rental property market has solar PV panels installed, but thanks to Melbourne-based tech startup Matter, things ...

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Australia Power Purchase Agreements

Behind the Scenes of the Solar Storage Revolution

Battery storage is increasingly becoming an attractive and viable option for homes in Australia. The disruptive technology, which is moving faster than expected, is set to revolutionize the way Aussies access electricity--helping more homes to stay independent of the national grid.Storage batteries are indeed the holy grail of renewable energy and a significant element to the massive transition from fossil fuels. The lithium-ion battery to ...

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Solar storage revolution

Tesla Powerwall To Hit Australian Shores Before Christmas

It looks like Christmas has come early for Australian solar customers following Tesla’s announcement that its Powerwall battery storage system will be available in Australia before Christmas this year. Tesla Powerwall price This past week, the electric vehicle giant announced a number of Australian solar installers that will be distributing the Powerwall. These companies include energy retail giant Origin Energy as well as Simply Energy, ...

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