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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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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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16 Feb

What is a solar inverter?

When people picture solar power, they typically envision large panels mounted onto the roof. But for a user to truly be …

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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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08 Aug

The Future of Smart Homes Is Functional Feature Integration

Smart home technology is making strides in making it easier for homes to adapt and quickly realise the benefits of home …

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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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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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14 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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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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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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15 Dec

Taking ‘smart home’ to the next level: Introducing intelligent home energy management

You may live in a 'smart home', but is it intelligent? We look at the difference between a smart home and an intelligent…

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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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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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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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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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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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28 Oct

10 awesome things you can do with a Smart Plug

The carbonTRACK Smart Plug is more than just a pretty wall accessory. Here are 10 of the many awesome things that you ca…

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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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02 May

How carbonTRACK, solar and batteries fit into your home

A look into how our CTO and founder Shavaj Kallamkote, combines carbonTRACK, solar and batteries in his home.

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30 Mar

Why you’re not getting the most out of your solar

Sadly not everyone instantly reaps the rewards of renewable energy, as often there are teething problems with solar pane…

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28 Feb

Your guide to smart door locks

A smart door lock can enhance your household's safety to the next level, opening up a new world of secure possibilities.…

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19 Jan

What is passive solar design?

Passive solar design optimises energy from the sun, and redistributes it throughout the building by careful planning of …

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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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09 Feb

5 Smart Appliances to consider for your next upgrade

Technology is developing at a rapid pace - you can only wonder what modern home smart appliances will look like in 5, 10…

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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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28 Jun

Why 2018 is proving to be an awesome year for solar

When it comes to solar, the future is looking pretty damn sunny.

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18 Jul

Why one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to smart homes

Thinking about making your home a bit smarter? Here's why an agnostic approach is the best approach!

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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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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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03 Aug

7 Cool Things You Can Do With the Internet of Things

The potential of the 'Internet of Things' is essentially limitless and will advance several industries in years to come.…

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07 Mar

What is machine learning and how does carbonTRACK deploy it in my home?

What is machine learning, and what role can it play in a home energy management system like carbonTRACK?

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30 Nov

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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16 Mar

carbonTRACK awarded commercialisation grant to launch its latest smart product that creates smart electricity grids

carbonTRACK has recently been awarded a commercialisation grant to bring the new Smart Meter to the Australian and inter…

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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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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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04 Apr

How Voice Assisted Technology is Being Used

Voice assistant control is being welcomed into connected homes across the globe, as people are taking to purchasing voic…

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02 Mar

What is PPA?

If you’ve got solar, or you’re thinking about getting it, you may have heard the term ‘PPA’ or ‘Power Purchase Agreement…

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28 Jun

Renovating your home, the smart way

You’re upgrading your home; so why not go smart? Here’s some advice to make sure you make the most value out of your ren…

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05 Jun

What is the Internet of Things? And how are people actually using it?

While The Internet of Things (IoT) may seem like a relatively new phrase, the idea has been around in the tech world for…

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21 Apr

What is home automation?

Home automation is an integral component of any home energy management system. But what does it deliver?

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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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10 Jul

How to be Energy Smart

The Victorian government is currently giving $50 to those who use their comparison website, without any obligation to sw…

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02 Mar

A comparison of home energy management systems in Australia

Solar PV systems are already commonplace and affordable in Australia, and battery storage is getting there quickly as we…

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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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19 Jul

Why a connected home feels safer

One of the primary reasons consumers purchase smart home automation is to keep their families safe. Learn how connected …

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16 Jan

6 tech breakthroughs from 2016 we love

Will 2017 be the year we fully embrace smart living? New devices are controlling our homes and life as we know it has ch…

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29 Jul

96 per cent of Australians support Renewable Energy

More and more Aussies are embracing the necessary shift to renewable energy, according to a recent survey.

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01 Sep

How IoT is Changing Business Centres and Districts

The Internet of Things is allowing new levels of connectivity across businesses around the global.

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04 May

What is ZigBee? (Everything you need to know)

ZigBee lets wireless technologies communicate with each other. Appliances and devices that have ZigBee built in help peo…

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03 Oct

Why now is the time to consider installing a Home Energy Management system?

Home energy management systems (HEMS) allow homeowners to record, measure and act on their billing in a ‘smart’ way.

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05 Feb

Life with a Home Battery

Batteries are the next big thing in home energy, and carbonTRACK has created a product that expands its possibilities. W…

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08 Aug

The Challenges of Security for IoT and Home Automation

Security is on the mind, as smart homes and automated living are quickly becoming more of a reality for homeowners.

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21 Dec

How to save energy in the New Year

Need some ideas on resolutions to make your home or business more energy efficient?

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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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06 Sep

How to Spring Clean your Energy Habits

With winter energy costs eating up a chunk of your household budget, spring brings the perfect opportunity to spring cle…

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21 Jul

Where is the Internet of Things having the greatest impact?

Internet technology has advanced to a platform where industries have utilised it as their backbone for effective collabo…

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19 May

10 Ways To Automate Your Life

While the world of automation can seem like an overwhelming place, it's easy to simplify and make it work for you.

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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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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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18 Jun

carbonTRACK announces Overshadow as its in country Sub- Saharan Africa distributor

carbonTRACK has installed its smart hubs across South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Kenya.

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