1 Backyard chickens
Find out why chickens are one of the more sustainable pets around.
2 Know your renewables: off-grid basics
Lance Turner takes a look at the how and why of going off-grid.
3 Off-grid in the tropics
This off-grid home is made for the tropics and the conservation block it sits on.
4 No wires and too much power!
This off-grid home is like a "renewable energy power station!" with more energy than the household can use.
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ReNew 128 editorial: Going off grid, how feasible is it?
It may not be popular with Joe Hockey, but we hope you like this issue’s cover! Depicted are wind turbines … READ MORE »
Composting toilets in an urban setting
Jeff Knowles had reservations about putting in a ‘long drop’ in his urban home, but was pleasantly surprised. In 2001, … READ MORE »
The power of microgrids
Why is there a lot of research and commercial interest in microgrids right now? Mitchell Lennard explains. The term ‘microgrid’ … READ MORE »
Sourcing a green builder
Elizabeth Wheeler explains how to find a ‘deep green builder’ who can deliver a quality, environmentally sensitive home. One of the things … READ MORE »
Keeping chickens in your backyard can have many advantages, and not just for you, as Justin Brasier explains. I once heard … READ MORE »
Know your renewables: off-grid basics
There’s been renewed interest in giving energy companies the flick. Lance Turner takes a look at the how and why … READ MORE »
The economics of going off-grid
Recent ATA research explores Australia’s ‘unplugged’ potential, and just how financially viable it is to go off-grid. While rising energy prices are … READ MORE »
Off-grid in the tropics
Designed for the tropics, Andrew Spiers’s tropical off-grid home exists to look after this conservation block, writes Robyn Deed. When I … READ MORE »
No wires and too much power!
Kevin White describes his off-grid home in Queensland as a renewable energy ‘power station’, with more energy than they can use! It … READ MORE »
A DIY no-care worm farm
Discarded plaster or paint cans get put to good use in Valerie Yule’s simple and cheap worm farm. This simple design … READ MORE »
Energy storage buyers guide
There has been a steady increase in the number of ready-to-use energy storage systems available. In this mini-guide, we take a … READ MORE »
The SolarX solar car: part 2
Energy will flow from the sun, the brakes and even the shock absorbers in the SolarX solar car. Clint Steele … READ MORE »
The SolarX solar car: part 1
Swinburne University designs a Mad Max-inspired car that could survive in a post-apocalyptic world devoid of fuel or power, writes … READ MORE »
Enter the eco-city
Peter Reefman takes ReNew on a tour of China’s changing landscape, where the next 300 cities will be built as … READ MORE »
Low-power, low-cost computing
If you need to be energy frugal, you can still have a real computer for real tasks that won’t cost … READ MORE »
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