Whether you are on or off the grid, it is important to minimise peak electricity demand.
Low energy users hit by soaring network costs, with one retiree charged 24c/kWh for grid access. Another sign of networks gouging consumers with advent of battery storage.
Canadian documentary "Life Off Grid" asks more than 200 people why they decided to quit the grid. We talked to film producer Phillip Vannini about the types of "off-gridder" and why he now thinks going off grid is not the answer to the world's energy problems.
Western Australia’s largest rooftop solar system has been installed, and will supply 30% of the shopping centre’s electricity needs.
AGL Energy has released a new version of its energy management app that includes data on customers' rooftop solar performance, and "in future" could allow them to trade directly with the grid.
Owner-managers of the 6,000-head Gundamain Feedlot in central New South Wales, identified several potential opportunities to save energy and costs on-farm.
Despite what the experts say, the path to fossil fuel freedom does not always lead to heat pumps. Our family took the road less travelled and discovered a couple of innovative – yet simple – renewable heating and hot water solutions.
Victorian network operator Powercor signs MOU to help rural town of Newstead shift to 100% renewable energy by 2021.
Australia’s first household to add a Tesla Powerwall battery can this week begin buying and selling electricity on the market, after the addition of a world-leading software program by Canberra company, Reposit Power, effectively turning it into “a mini power station”.
CEFC funding program aims to cut energy consumption of low-income households by 25% – an energy efficiency standard it says should apply to all Australian buildings.
The world’s largest manufacturer of office furniture will soon offset 70 percent of its total U.S. electricity usage with wind power .
Sydney-based company behind solar PV integrated thermal roofing tiles that can generate both electricity and hot water hopes to raise $6,500,000 in an IPO.
Australians can now build a house using the latest modern building materials, methods, products, technology and ideas that will not only take you off grid, but remove the need for expensive heating and cooling. And all for a healthy return on investment.
Air conditioners drive up electricity demand, straining the electricity network. So what do you do if you want to enjoy a guilt-free, full night’s sleep?
In a state first, St Peters College in South Australia will install a geothermal energy system to provide cheaper, renewable heating and cooling for its indoor pool facility.
WA network operator Synergy sees a future where new-build homes source only 10% of their energy from the grid. But with battery storage costs falling, will they bother with the grid at all?