All I want for Christmas is… to know how I’m using electricity at my business or home

Live data from Wattwatchers app   In today’s modern world, data is power. And in the energy sphere, data is vital to determining how you can save money. Everyone receives electricity bills from their retailer, outlining how much electricity was consumed for a particular period. However, these bills are often received many [...]

By |2021-02-03T09:05:13+10:30December 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Building Upgrade Finance – is it right for you?

Do you understand how energy efficient upgrades could help your business but don’t have the capital to do so? Building Upgrade Finance is a finance product or loan that building owners can access to improve the energy, water or environmental efficiency or sustainability of existing non-residential buildings. The loan is available to all industries, be [...]

By |2019-05-15T15:02:47+09:30April 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Federal Government Energy Efficiency Program – what you should know

The Federal Government has announced that they will provide $50 million in grants to eligible businesses and community organisations through the Energy Efficient Communities Program. Interestingly, some local MPs in South Australia have decided to promote this program through their own networks, leading to some confusion. Here is the information to date as can be [...]

By |2019-03-18T19:42:14+10:30March 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Day 3 Intersolar 2018

It is the last day of Intersolar today and I’m feeling it. Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and takes place annually at the huge Messe München exhibition centre in Munich, Germany. My time here has been great, not only from a business development perspective, but also for my own wellbeing, [...]

By |2018-07-11T14:58:31+09:30July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Day 2 at Intersolar 2018

Greeting from fresh but sunny Munich. It is day two at Intersolar.  There is so much happening here that it is easy to get sidetracked and distracted.  This morning I had to refocus with a pretzel and coffee to remind me that I am here to learn more about development in microgrids. What's on [...]

By |2018-06-24T10:13:04+09:30June 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Day 1 at Intersolar 2018

The primary purpose of my trip to this key European exhibition is to find out more about developments in demand response and micro-grids. I do have a list of companies I want to see, which I will cover in my Intersolar 2018 Day 2 post. Here is the best of what captivated me on Day [...]

By |2018-06-24T10:13:13+09:30June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Is Bigger Better?

The Australian energy market is always evolving, and the solar market is reflective of this. Increases to feed-in tariffs and decreases in the price of solar panels have provided a situation where larger systems are now tipped to save money and repay the investment in them over an equal, if not shorter, time than [...]

By |2018-06-24T10:12:55+09:30November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

SMA factory visit

Every time I visit Germany I see and experience their well-organised system in a different way. This time I had the privilege to visit SMA HQ, thanks to Peter Castle from SMA Australia, who helped organise a tour. Martin, my host, has been working with SMA for over thirty years and during this time he [...]

By |2018-06-24T10:13:28+09:30October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Battery Data Package Winner report

We installed a data logger at our winner's home from 8th to 28th March. This recorded the energy use of a number of different circuits - the air-conditioning, the stove, the lights, and everything else. We identified the day where they used the most energy, and also discovered what a typical day in their house [...]

By |2018-06-24T10:13:59+09:30October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments