Monthly Archives: June 2014

First “in-the-flesh” electric car sighting

 Recently, at the World Environment Day at SC Uni, I spotted this I-miev electric car on display. There are a handful of electric cars on the coast, but I’d never actually seen one before, other than online. Unfortunately, the bonnet … Continue reading

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Solar feedback is making our grid cleaner

Solar electricity being fed back to the grid in South-East Queensland is now the 6th largest generator of power in the state, according to Giles Parkinson at http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/rooftop-solar-queensland-6th-largest-power-plant-020414 This electricity is now providing 11% of electricity provided by the grid … Continue reading

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24 Sunshine Coast Council buildings have solar panels. I’m impressed.

Twenty-four council buildings and facilities have solar panels with a collective capacity of 158kW. The electricity generated averages 242,214 kWh per year, which contributes to an annual saving of $50,114 in electricity costs. The solar panels are reducing council’s carbon … Continue reading

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