How solar rebates work in Queensland

They call the state of Queensland ‘The Sunshine State’ – and for good reason. There is an average of 7:38 hours of sunlight a day (compared to 6:38 in New South Wales and 5:41 in Victoria) and a total of 2792 hours of sunlight per year (not to be confused with the white light required […]

How exactly do solar batteries work?

Solar systems for residential and commercial properties have come a long way in recent years and the biggest technological advances have been battery storage solutions. The process all begins with the solar panels installed on your roof that harvest the sun’s rays and convert them into energy. Once sunlight hits these panels, it immediately converts […]

New South Wales announces big plans towards clean energy

The LNP government is diving headfirst into renewables in New South Wales after announcing a plan to become the biggest producer of clean green energy in the country. While the Federal LNP Government remains resistant to make a concrete commitment towards renewables, the Gladys Berejiklian LNP Government in New South Wales has made a bold […]

Solar-powered free-range chicken farm a lesson in sustainability

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it enjoyed total mobility and comfort that was powered entirely by the sun. Riverlands Free Range, located in farmland at Blanchetown in South Australia, had already made history by becoming Australia’s largest free-range meat chicken farm. The operations at Riverlands Free Range include 42 sheds as well […]

How to protect your solar panels from hail

Solar panels have been engineered and tested to be extremely tough, in most cases, they are stronger than the roof they are installed on. But they are not invincible as some unlucky Australians have learned in recent weeks as hail storms ripped through the east coast of the country. Melbourne and Canberra were lashed with […]

Why carbon is not the only major current environmental issue in Australia

The year 2020 has been dominated by COVID-19 and for many, the issues surrounding climate change and transitioning to renewable energy were put on the backburner. But that was all flipped on its head when iconic documentary-maker David Attenborough released A Life on Our Planet, which outlined why immediate action is required. Reducing carbon emissions […]