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Solar Power in NSW
22nd September 17 Cameron Quin

Why 160,000 kWh is a Key Number in New South Wales

If you are a small energy consumer, monthly power bills are calculated based on total energy consumption. However, when yearly consumption exceeds 160,000 kilowatt-hours, utility companies start billing a capacity charge, which has the following characteristics:It is billed based on the highest 30 minute period of energy usage over a rolling 12
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Electrons And Atom
22nd September 17 Cameron Quin

Electrons Are Easier and Cheaper to Move Than Atoms

There is a strong reason why transmission and distribution lines have been used to deliver energy for more than a century. Even within homes and businesses, a significant portion of energy transfer is accomplished through electrical wiring. Among all methods available to mankind for moving energy between two points, cables are the fastest and also the
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Solar Eclipse
22nd September 17 James Doyle

How Australia Will Manage the Solar Eclipse on July 22, 2022

Although eclipses are not your everyday event, they create a challenge for countries or regions that use a lot of solar power. Growth in the Australian solar industry is likely to continue in the near future, and preparations will be necessary so that the solar eclipse due on July 22, 2022 does not destabilise the power network. California recently
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Australia Superpower
22nd September 17 James Doyle

Australia, The Emerging Energy Superpower

Australia has an abundance of natural resources, a thriving mining industry and well-developed port infrastructure. If it wasn’t for the high price of electricity and labor, the country could become a global manufacturing leader. However, renewable energy and smart technologies could provide the missing link for Australia to materialise its industrial
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Residential Solar
19th September 17 Cameron Quin

Residential Solar and Commercial Solar: Similarities and Differences

The main goal of solar power is the same in residential and commercial properties: reducing electricity expenses with on-site energy generation. However, there are also important differences between both types of installations, due to the difference in project size and how electricity bills are calculated for each type of customer. The strategy to adopt
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19th September 17 Cameron Quin

What Flying Cars and Solar Power Have in Common

Solar photovoltaic systems and flying cars are very different in terms of function and appearance, but there are many similarities in how both technologies affect existing industries. A large scale rollout of either technology will result existing infrastructure to become stranded as a superior technology becomes the norm. Disrupting the Most Powerful
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Commercial solar power system
19th September 17 Cameron Quin

How the Landscape of Commercial Solar Will Change Over the Next 10 Years

Commercial solar power systems are attractive building upgrades from the financial standpoint. Businesses tend to use the most energy during the day, when solar panels are productive, which minimises the amount of energy that must be exported to the grid. Feed-in tariffs in Australia are much lower than retail electricity rates, so consuming the output
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Dirty Power Plants
18th September 17 Cameron Quin

Forcing the Hand of Dirty Power Plants

A lot has been said about the environmental damage caused by coal, but it is still one of the main energy sources in the world. Utility companies continue to use electricity from coal power plants for two simple reasons: it is cheap, and a stable energy output is guaranteed. However, that is where the list of positive qualities ends for coal.Energy
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PPA
18th September 17 Cameron Quin

Pros and Cons of Solar Power Purchase Agreements

The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) business model has been highly successful in the USA, driving growth in the solar power industry. Basically, when you sign a PPA, the provider is given access to your property to install and operate a solar PV system. Then, you agree to purchase the electricity delivered by the solar array at a price below utility
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Australian Framers
18th September 17 Cameron Quin

Australian Farmers Are Paying Too Much For Electricity

When you purchase electricity from the power network, you are not only paying for the energy generated. Consider that the network must be serviced constantly to guarantee a stable power supply, and those expenses are reflected in the kilowatt-hour price as well. In addition, some energy is lost during transmission and distribution, and utility companies
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