In its 150-year history, Paul Knowlton’s farm in Grafton, Mass., has produced vegetables, dairy products and, most recently, hay. The evolution of the farm’s use turned on changing markets and a variable climate. Recently, however, Mr. Knowlton added a new type of cash crop: solar power. For Mr. Knowlton, a fifth-generation farmer and the current […]
We’ve gone hands-on with the extra-durable premium-grade Garmin Enduro solar-powered trail running watch to test its design and performance and to highlight its features. We can confidently say that if you’re after a rugged trail-running or endurance sports watch, with battery life for days, this is the one for you. Specs Battery life: Up to […]
It is one of five projects receiving a total of $7.4 million in NSW government funding to divert more than 12,000 tonnes of solar panels and batteries from landfill each year, after a study found the amount of solar panels and batteries at their end-of-life could reach more than 40,000 tonnes per year by 2035.
Keith Gregg has not paid an electricity bill in over a year after installing a solar battery at his Helensvale home on the Gold Coast, but if you’re considering doing the same, there is no financial assistance from the Queensland government in the latest state budget. Key points: Queensland’s Energy Minister says a discontinued household […]
The price of home batteries has gone up by about 15 per cent because of the global demand for electric vehicles, says Solar Run managing director Anthony Kurta, whose company is one of the largest installers in Victoria. But that hasn’t stopped his customers: “The uptake has been fantastic – people are concerned there is […]
Sun Cable’s Australia-Asia PowerLink, the massive solar and battery project backed by Australia’s two richest men, Andrew Forrest and Mike Cannon-Brookes, has cleared another important hurdle with a ringing endorsement of its economic merits from Infrastructure Australia. The endorsement by Infrastructure Australia, a government agency, means the project can advance to the stage 3, “investment […]