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08 Nov

Use more solar – or sell it back to the grid?

If you’ve got solar panels, you’ve probably wondered how to get the most savings out of them. To understand this, you mu…

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15 Feb

Solar self-consumption: Use it or lose it

Solar-self consumption: What is it? Why should you care about it? And how can you maximise it?

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27 Sep

How smart is your solar?

Many people with solar don’t realise that they could be getting so much more out of their solar system – more savings on…

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15 Nov

How many solar panels do I need for my home?

Household solar systems vary in their capacity and the number of solar panels that they use. So how many solar panels do…

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23 Nov

Is now the right time to take the solar leap?

Going solar is one of the smartest moves a homeowner can do in Australia. But is now the right time to install solar pan…

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10 Feb

Solar export control: A quick guide

It is an unfortunate reality that local electricity grid operators may limit the amount of solar energy you are allowed …

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03 Apr

Time of use billing? 4 ways to save more money with carbonTRACK

Time of use (TOU) electricity billing is an arrangement in which homes pay more for grid electricity during times of day…

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03 Apr

When you should service your solar system – and how carbonTRACK can help

Rooftop solar PV systems don’t ordinarily require much servicing; once they’ve been installed, they will continue to ope…

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21 Jul

How solar panels actually work

The sun releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel the 93 million miles from the sun to Earth in about…

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07 Nov

When is the best time to get solar?

How do you know now’s the best time to go solar? Before making your decision, consider these 3 important facts about sol…

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07 Dec

7 ways carbonTRACK can help NSW homes about to lose their solar bonus.

On the 31 December 2016, the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme end. Make the transition as painless as possible. carbonTRACK can he…

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10 May

How competition is driving down prices in Solar Energy

An increased demand for renewables is having a direct impact on the market, with the cost of building PV and wind farm s…

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08 Dec

50 Facts About Solar Energy

Wrap your brain around every fun fact under the sun (no pun intended) about solar.

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31 Oct

Energy spot market trading with carbonTRACK: Buy low, sell high (effortlessly)

Energy spot market trading is the next frontier in the home energy revolution. About one in ten Australian households ha…

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24 Feb

5 ways carbonTRACK helps you make the most of your solar batteries

With rooftop solar already commonplace, batteries are the next frontier in home energy. But as long as home battery pric…

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09 Mar

The pros and cons of going off the grid

Taking your home off the grid with solar power & battery storage has never been more affordable or alluring than it is t…

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06 Jul

What to Consider When Buying a Home Battery

When looking for which type of batteries to buy, there are a couple of alternatives currently on the market. Each have t…

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13 Jul

Groundbreaking ‘Solar Paint’ can generate Hydrogen Energy

A new paint has been developed by the researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) that converts …

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03 Jan

carbonTRACK gearing up for the The Solar Show Africa 2017

The Solar Show Africa 2017 | 28 - 29 March 2017 | Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa hosted by Terrapinn. carb…

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24 Jan

Our city sky scrapers could generate their own power in the future

The concept of transparent solar cells transforming glass-clad skyscrapers into solar farms and turn smartphone screens …

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04 May

Five Habits You Need To Start Living More Sustainably

You can help reduce your carbon footprint and potential negative environmental impact by making small alterations to liv…

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11 Oct

Why should Australian schools look into renewable energy initiatives?

Renewable energy initiatives are becoming increasingly popular in schools across Australia.

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17 Oct

How much of your Electricity Bill is for Hot Water?

Did you know that hot water is one of the biggest users of electricity in your home?

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12 May

What’s a community microgrid? A quick guide

Community microgrids are a way for neighbourhoods, villages, towns and cities to meet their energy needs locally. Increa…

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11 Apr

What is a home energy management system?

Home energy management systems (HEMS) are gaining popularity as small-scale solar power and battery storage become more …

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13 Dec

What can we learn from looking at electricity use on Christmas day

On Christmas Day in Australia, fewer people are at their paid employment and more working premises are closed than on an…

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27 Sep

Batteries in your home – measuring and monitoring home battery systems

If you’re thinking of adding to your smart home with a battery system, you should definitely consider how you are going …

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08 Dec

50 Facts About Solar Energy

Wrap your brain around every fun fact under the sun (no pun intended) about solar.

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04 Dec

Power factor – Watt even?

A low power factor can increase the costs of your bills. Let’s start with what power factor is.

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30 Nov

A carbonTRACK engineer focuses intently as he works on the board of a carbonTRACK Smart Hub
Smart Grid Technology will benefit us all

There are many benefits to investing in Smart Grid technology, here are just a few.

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28 Nov

carbonTRACK launches its LoRaWAN Platform

This year carbonTRACK is involved in the Massive Murray Paddle by helping to ensure that participants are kept safe b…

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24 Nov

How carbonTRACK Can Save Homeowners Time and Money

In the modern household, time and money go hand in hand. Electricity will always be consumed, so inefficient use can lea…

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24 Nov

What is Energy Efficiency?

Energy efficiency is more than just a buzz word. It is both a science and discipline observed by countries, organisation…

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07 Nov

Quick Ways to Transform Your House to a Smart Home this Spring

The concept of a smart home is redefining how we live. Here are some quick and easy ways you can make your home smarter.…

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31 Oct

Smart Home Gadgets to Consider for 2018

Whether you’re just getting started or your a smart home expert, these smart appliances could soon make their way into y…

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27 Oct

The National Energy Guarantee – What this means for energy bills

Learn what the National Energy Guarantee is and how it might affect your electricity bills.

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23 Oct

How Smart Homes are becoming Interactive

As homes are getting smarter, so are the ways on how the home setup can interact, engage and look after the welfare of i…

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