Here’s a great opportunity to have a tour of one of the Illawarra’s most sustainable homes – the Rowes’ residence in Shellharbour.
Effective midnight tonight, the NSW Government has announced a revamping of the Solar Bonus Scheme – the gross feed-in tariff for solar electricity has been reduced from 60c per kWh to 20c per kWh.
OK, our solar power system actually got installed a week ago, but I wanted some photos so I had to wait until the weekend. Anyway, we now have solar power! We got a 1 kW grid-connected solar power system from Earth Utility. Once again (we previously got solar hot water from them), their service was … [Read more…]
Are you interested in learning more about getting grid-connected solar power for your home? You may be able to take advantage of the $8000 means-tested Government rebate which ends 30th June 2009, or the new non-means-tested solar credit scheme starting from 1st July 2009! Jamberoo FutureCare will be hosting two information sessions, in association with … [Read more…]
Last night I attended my first meeting of the [Jamberoo FutureCare](http://jamberoofuturecare.googlepages.com/) group. What a great meeting! The members are all very switched-on people, with a wide variety of knowledge and experience in different aspects of sustainability. It was reallly encouraging and motivating for me to meet people like that so close to home. We discussed … [Read more…]
We received an email last night from Earth Utility confirming our order for a 1 kW solar power system. They also phoned today to make sure we were kept informed. I’m really happy with their service so far. **WARNING:** Earth Utility appears to be in trouble (updated 28-04-2010). Now it’s just a matter of waiting … [Read more…]