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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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28 Aug

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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07 Feb

What to do in a Blackout

Power outages can happen at any time, and there are many different reasons why you might suddenly lose power.

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05 Feb

carbonTRACK battery management dashboard
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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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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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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15 Dec

How These Local Councils are Leading the Way in Sustainability

Local councils are leading the way, with impressive projects across renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable …

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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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