Bird-proofing Your Solar Array

You probably love your solar panels, right? They sit on top of your roof, working all through the daylight hours to give you electricity and probably a tidy little profit from your feed-in tariff. They’re great, aren’t they? You’re not the only one who thinks solar panels are brilliant; wild birds also love them. Think…

Is a Solar Roof Right For You?

We’re all familiar with the sight of arrays of solar panels atop roofs of houses and businesses alike now. Some of us love the sight, whereas others of us wish they weren’t so – obvious… This is where solar tiles or shingles come in. They work in the same way as panels – they convert…

What is the Passivhaus?

You may have heard of Passivhaus, which means, simply, “passive house” in German. You will probably have wondered what a Passivhaus is and what it does. You might even be thinking of building your own, or of having your existing house retrofitted to Passivhaus standards. It’s actually quite easy to understand. What Passivhaus means Passivhaus…

The Future of Solar

The future of solar power in Australia is looking very bright indeed, according to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)! The country’s solar power production is set to triple, with 12 new solar power plants to be built throughout 2017 – six of them in Queensland. ARENA has announced a $92 million investment programme which…

Easy Ways to Save on Your Bill

If you’re interested in reducing your electricity usage, there’s some easy tricks to cut it down without even breaking a sweat or making any great sacrifices. Turn off your appliances at the wall Get into the habit of unplugging or turning off wall switches when you’re not using things like TVs, laptops and games consoles.…

Here’s Why You Should Go Solar

If you’re thinking about installing a solar array on your roof (or in your garden), you may be wondering if it’s really worth it. Well, it is! Here’s what you’ll gain by going solar. You’ll slash or even eliminate your electricity bills Your electricity bills comprise a large proportion of your household expenses every year,…

How to Spot a Good Electrician

There are a few things you can do yourself in your home – you can paint, you can sand, you can even do a bit of plastering if you’re handy. What you shouldn’t do is fiddle with your electrics by yourself, as it’s dangerous. Unless you’re a sparkie yourself, you should leave them well alone…

Why You Should Swap Over to LED Lights

Lighting accounts for up to 20% of your electricity bill each year, mainly because incandescent bulbs and halogen lights aren’t as efficient as they could be (that’s an understatement). The price of LED lights has fallen dramatically in recent years, so there’s never been a better time to make the change. Here’s just five reasons…

Here’s Why You Should Go Solar

If you’re thinking about installing a solar array on your roof (or in your garden), you may be wondering if it’s really worth it. Well, it is! Here’s what you’ll gain by going solar. You’ll slash or even eliminate your electricity bills Your electricity bills comprise a large proportion of your household expenses every year,…