smart energy

EnergyAustralia rolls Redback smart solar platform out to customers

EnergyAustralia and Redback Technologies launch smart solar energy management system that could save customers $1,500 a year on electricity bills.

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CEFC backs cutting edge energy efficient student housing complex

CEFC commits $32m finance to 428-bed student accommodation project in Adelaide, to set new benchmark in energy efficient building.

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Why every Australian town should have its own wind or solar farm

Imagining an Australia where every town is running off its own renewable energy projects is slowly becoming a reality, and the Victorian Government is on the case.

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Solar Analytics to launch “game changing” energy management system

Solar Analytics says its new suite of energy management software and hardware – including battery control and hot water diversion – will deliver more bill savings.

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To seal or not to seal: The dangers of a draught-proof home

At the moment it is de rigeur to try to seal off every last little crack in the envelope of one’s house in order to save energy. But there is another side to this issue: you also have to breathe!

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The hidden energy cost of smart homes

One of the great hopes of the second digital revolution is that "the internet of things" will help households save energy. But research from Australia and the UK is revealing ways the IOT might also increase energy demand.

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Why smart software is cheaper way to profit from solar than battery storage

Australia's Redback Technologies says its new generation smart investors can dramatically improve self consumption and payback times for rooftop solar, and optimise use of battery storage systems.

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Why people come together in community energy projects

How can public acceptance of utility projects be increased? Policymakers want to allow citizens to invest in such projects, but the focus is insufficient. Citizens want more than just financial benefits.

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