G7 promises to accelerate renewables deployment

The recent Group of Seven (G7) summit in Cornwall in the United Kingdom has released a statement, promising to accelerate renewables deployment and phase out coal generation. G7 is an inter-governmental political forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. This year representatives from the European Union and […]

The house built to survive climate change

A Queensland consortium has come together to create a disaster-resilient house that will stand up to storms, bushfires and floods caused by climate change. One House is the brainchild of major Queensland insurers Suncorp, who have partnered with James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station, CSIRO, and Room11 Architects to design and test the home. It […]

Save power while working from home

Flexible work arrangements, remote workforces, working from home – whatever you choose to call this practice, it is on the rise. COVID-19 accelerated the volume of people working from home, and businesses shifted in the face of long-term closures and restrictions being put in place. Working from home offers many benefits, including the freedom to […]

Queensland capital launches first 100 per cent solar-powered bus

Brisbane City Council has launched its first 100 per cent solar-powered bus into the public transport system, and there are plans for more to join it in the capital soon. The jacaranda-coloured bus has been rolled out on Brisbane’s free City Loop service and comes equipped with a suite of luxury features, including USB charging […]

Your guide to solar panels on the market (and in development)

Solar systems might all look the same, but several different technologies are being used in Australia and worldwide. Which is the right option for your home and business? What are the new technologies just around the corner? Benefits of current solar panels We explore the different options available and their benefits: Monocrystalline: As the name […]

Queensland Premier announces $2 billion fund for renewable energy future

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a $2 billion investment fund for renewable storage, energy and hydrogen projects across the state. The fund will be used to finance a clean hydrogen industry, mining operations for solar panel materials, the emerging electric vehicle industry and increased manufacturing of green energy products. The Premier described the announcement […]

Why battery storage is becoming essential for backup in emergencies

There have been three significant incidents across Australia that have reminded us that grid network electricity is never something we can take for granted. We have recently seen the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges lashed by severe storms that have caused widespread damage and taken out major network and NBN infrastructure. Phone coverage is limited, and […]

What the electric car industry can learn from home solar panels

Electric cars are inevitable. While there have been many false starts in the past, the world is heading towards a sustainable future, and the days of petrol and diesel are limited. Many large car manufacturers, including Toyota and Ford, have set timelines with plans to phase out internal combustion engines and replace them with EV […]

14 simple (and free) ways you can reduce your electricity bill

Bill shock is a common problem in Australia, and we are all looking for ways to reduce our electricity usage and prevent staggering bills from knocking us off our feet. Here are some simple things you can do to lower your usage and won’t cost you a cent. Our tips for saving energy Make full […]