1 People power
ATA and community energy
2 Renovating with HelpX
Live-in help for home projects and cultural exchange.
3 Building with hemp
Pioneering new uses for an old material.
4 Renewable energy courses guide
Green study options for 2015.
5 Efficient hot water buyers guide
Everything you need to know about a solar or heat pump hot water system.
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ReNew 129 editorial
I like the term community energy, conjuring up, as it does, a picture of enthusiastic community contributors—aptly illustrated in the … READ MORE »
Winter Energy Challenge
We asked ReNew readers how they are reducing their winter energy use. We received some interesting and novel ideas—here is … READ MORE »
Community solar: energy from the ground up
With support resources now readily available, Taryn Lane from Embark explains how individuals, groups and businesses can work together and … READ MORE »
Biomass potential in rural communities
This community energy project is not just about energy, it’s also about improving agricultural practices and creating a new industry—definitely … READ MORE »
Building with hemp
Hemp has the potential to become one of the greener building materials on the market. Kiara Pecenko visits Neil and … READ MORE »
Electric vehicles and the grid
Increased EV uptake means challenges for the grid, but the good news is that demand-side management could help. Marcus Brazil … READ MORE »
Dr Catriona McLeod reports on a project harnessing a large renewable resource, at a smaller scale, in Tasmania. In south … READ MORE »
As easy as DC to AC: inverter basics
Almost all renewable energy systems use at least one inverter. But what exactly are they and how do they work? … READ MORE »
Sunulator solar calculator
The ATA’s new tool for calculating the economics of solar installations can use half-hourly consumption and insolation data to give … READ MORE »
Renewable energy courses guide
With enrolment time for next year approaching, we’ve updated our renewable energy courses guide. Mischa Vickas investigates what’s on offer … 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 »
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 »
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