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First week – SolarPV and battery storage

So what are my overall reflections at the end of the first weeks? I wish I had done it quicker – it would have saved me around $40/week. I suspect my power bill, particularly in summer months, will fall to … Continue reading

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This new Tesla battery will power your home, and maybe the electric grid too

….spread of cheap solar panels means it’s never been easier to generate some of your own energy. Storing renewables efficiently has been a big bottleneck for consumers and for utilities alike, but if Tesla’s stationary battery takes off, it could … Continue reading

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Malcolm Turnbull raves about Tesla test drive, hails energy revolution

While Malcolm was AWOL from Press Club…..“Batteries have the potential to revolutionise the energy market, reducing peaking power requirements, optimising grid utilisation of renewables and in some cases enabling consumers to go off the grid altogether. The excitement of technology in … Continue reading

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Hyper EV motorcycle delivers off grid house power

Greg Hunt and lobbyists for coal power need to be careful what they wish for. Any more steep price rises and we’ll see stampede to off grid independence. No need to wait any longer for EV car prices to come … Continue reading

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Would Coalition states tax the sun to protect utilities?

An update on how much States are subsidising fossil fuel power from big mobs and contemplating taxing rooftop solar PV to balance budgets. Of course, as they do this, it just makes economics more attractive for us all to go … Continue reading

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