New solar technology inspired by butterfly wings

ANU researchers believe that studying butterfly wings could lead to development of new solar technology. Solar technology takes a cue from nature again. First, it was the sun’s ability to provide clean, renewable energy. Now, butterflies shed light upon the...

Solar and storage made WA blackouts tolerable

Blackouts are not unheard of in Western Australia’s outback towns. Luckily, some farmers had their properties already installed with solar and storage. The Esperance bushfire seemed eons ago, but its effects are still fresh from the minds of the residents. And despite...

Renewables are not to blame for high energy prices

The Coalition seems to get it all wrong. It’s the fossil fuel generators, not the renewables, causing high energy prices. Australians feel the effect of high energy prices. In fact, the increase appears constant that even businesses that benefit from cheaper rates are...

Rooftop solar powers 40 schools in South Australia

40 schools get funding from the South Australian government for rooftop solar installations. 40 South Australian schools are about to go solar. The state government announced a $15 million fund for a rooftop solar project. The project seeks to reduce power costs of...

Can you really go solar with south-facing roof?

When the only option is to put the panels on a south-facing roof – is it still useful to put the panels on? We all know that when installing solar panels here in Australia, the north would always be the best pick. If north is not an option, northwest and northeast are...