Month: March 2017

Energy Solar

News: This episode of ABC Program Catalyst covers recent breakthroughs in solar power generation and storage.

Energy Bills

Savings in excess of 90% have been reported by the first Australian to install a Tesla Powerwall after a year of living with the solar system. And with rapid advancements making home batteries more affordable, the number of installations are expected to triple in 2017.

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Commercial Solar Panel

Bupa Healthcare Templestowe – Energy Matters Australia Solar Installation

Jan 7, 2016

The Templestowe, Victoria Bupa site has a 199 kW solar power system that will generate around 267 MWh of clean electricity each year. Approximately 312,390 kg of CO2 will be avoided annually and the system will save Bupa approximately $49,128 per annum.

Solar Panel World Record

Mar 15, 2015

Australian scientists from the University of NSW have set a new world record for the efficiency of commercially-viable solar cells.

Solar Panel Installation

“And just finally, it might also surprise you to know that nearly 15% of Australian households have solar panels on their roofs. That’s the highest number of solar panels on people’s roofs per capita anywhere in the world.” — Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg, speaking on Q&A on March 22, 2016