How to read your electricity bill

Bill shock is a very real thing and it can be quite unpleasant, especially at the tail end of a year heavily impacted by COVID-19, job losses and an economy that has taken a significant hit. A good way to avoid the shock is to understand exactly how your electricity bill works, so you can […]

Five facts about electricity that you might not have known

Okay, let’s just get straight into it, shall we? How many of these lesser-known electricity facts did you already know?   Benjamin Franklin didn’t actually invent electricity American Benjamin Franklin is widely credited to be the founder and inventor of electricity courtesy of the well-told story involving his experiments with a kite, a key and […]

Space’s solar opportunity that’s out of this world

Giant solar-powered space stations are on the radar of China, Japan and the European Space Agency, which is considering funding projects that could see solar energy “beamed” back to Earth. In a move the would turbocharge the battle against climate change and the use of fossil fuels, space-based solar power stations would be able to […]

Australia heading towards the tipping point in the transition from fossil fuels to renewables

While the Federal and State Governments are lagging when it comes to the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, a consumer-led charge could see Australia cross the tipping point from old energy production methods to cleaner, greener electricity production within the next decade. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) released its Integrated System Plan 2020 […]

Could artificial intelligence unlock cheaper solar?

We all know artificial intelligence to be the cornerstone of the far-off realms of sci-fi, but it’s becoming more commonplace in everyday life than we know. Excitedly, the world of solar power is no exception, with new innovations in the space welcoming a huge potential to combat the climate crisis. Right here in Australia, researchers […]

How to save electricity this summer

Temperatures are already rising and summer is right on our doorstep in Australia. So we’re covering the basics today to discuss a few simple tips to stay cool this season, without bill shock from overuse of electricity.     Use windows to regulate the temperature in your home As soon as the weather begins to […]

Australia to play host to the biggest renewable power hub

China is set to build a renewable energy hub in the Aussie outback that will produce more energy than all of our coal-fired operations combined. The sheer scale of this wind and solar hybrid project – called the Asian Renewable Energy Hub – is absolutely staggering. It will be built in the East Pilbara region […]

Thinking of installing solar panels? Don’t DIY

We live in a DIY culture and a common question we receive is ‘Can I install solar panels on my roof by myself?’. The short answer is yes, but you have to be extremely diligent and careful in the process. Yes, solar panels are built and designed to be durable. They are rated to withstand […]