Community coalition backs 7-star homes with solar

Community coalition backs 7-star homes with solar

A coalition of 23 not-for-profit community organisations has declared its support for 7-star rated homes with solar as a national minimum building standard.

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Installing solar during a pandemic

Installing solar during a pandemic

Despite requirements for physical distancing during the current pandemic, residential solar installations are continuing. Read on for information on sensible precautions.

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Installing solar during a recession

Installing solar during a recession

Solar panels can be a good investment for some households during an economic recession. Read on for more information.

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Solar spring clean

Solar spring clean

Solar panels are largely a set-and-forget technology, but the occasional bit of maintenance can keep them performing at their peak. Lance Turner looks at what’s involved.

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Your solar panels and hail storms

Your solar panels and hail storms

With the recent wild weather around the country, and in particular the recent heavy hail storms, there is potential for damage to solar panels in domestic solar systems. There are a few things you can do to check that your system hasn’t been affected, and if it has, what

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Recycling solar

Recycling solar

With the recent boom in solar PV installations and the increasing uptake of storage batteries, we take a look at what will happen to these products when they reach the end of their lives.

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Fund a solar panel for a family

Fund a solar panel for a family

With $50, we'll have enough supplies and labour to buy a solar panel for a family.

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Fund solar training resources

Fund solar training resources

With $500, we’ll be able to fund more intensive solar training to help Timorese communities thrive.

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Solar training at Tibar

Solar training at Tibar

Eight students from Baguia in the Baucau district and Atauro Island are currently undertaking solar training at the premises of our partner, Centro Nacional de Emprego e Formação Profissional, IP.

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Solar for Halik Nain and Nanu

Solar for Halik Nain and Nanu

In September 2018, Renew installed solar systems on 39 homes in the Halik Nain sub-village in the Fatumean sub-district of Timor Leste – close to the Indonesian border.  Soon afterwards, we received a polite request from the neighbouring Nanu sub-village asking that they be considered for solar installations.

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Renew wins Australian Ethical Foundation grant for Timor-Leste solar

Renew wins Australian Ethical Foundation grant for Timor-Leste solar

We are thrilled to announce that Renew has won a $20,000 community grant from the Australian Ethical Foundation to continue funding work installing solar in Timor-Leste.

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