Neighbourhood Batteries Coming to Queensland

Queensland has long been recognised as a leader in renewable energy, and it’s hardly surprising considering the well-known moniker it holds as ‘The Sunshine State’. With plenty of sun, solar energy is an extremely worthwhile investment, and that’s already been evidenced by the state’s record numbers of rooftop solar installations. But in a new move,…

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The Evolving Journey of Solar Energy

The Evolving Journey of Solar Energy: From Ancient Times to a Bright Future Solar energy has been a source of power for thousands of years, with evidence of solar use dating back to the 7th century BCE. It was first used primarily for heating and lighting, but as technology has advanced, so has the potential…

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Solar Records Tumble in Australia

A combination of rising electricity and gas prices and other cost-of-living pressures has seen solar uptake in Australia go through the roof in recent months. While the average Australian may not have much interest in energy demand management, the numbers are certainly encouraging as the country pushes for more renewable energy sources. Increasing uptake of…

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Pumped Hydro for Queensland

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk recently announced a $62 billion Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, which is aimed at delivering cheaper, more secure and cleaner energy to the state. With lofty renewable energy targets in place, the plan is set to support the race to be completely renewable as a state. Queensland, thanks to its abundance…

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How do solar panels function?

Solar panels convert the sun’s energy into usable electricity. At a high level, solar cells absorb incoming sunlight to produce an electrical current via the “photovoltaic effect.” This electrical current is captured by plates and wires and turned into a usable energy current that is sent to your home and appliances. In this article, we’ll…

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Woolworths Celebrates 150th Supermarket Solar Installation

Some time ago, Woolworths set itself a bold challenge to transition towards 100% renewable energy for its supermarkets across the country. In June, Woolworths achieves its 150th PV solar installation. Woolworths Group accounts for around 1 percent of Australia’s energy consumption, which is a massive amount for one business. As such, they’re excited to be…

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