Renew 155 out now: e-waste recycling, electric garden tools buyers guide and more
In Renew 155, we enter the murky world of e-waste recycling; investigate the phenomenon of microfibre pollution in our oceans; hear from a Renew member who’s lived off-grid for 40 years (specifically, his experience with batteries); throw down the gauntlet to the great Aussie lawn; and make the case for mandatory disclosure of home energy efficiency ratings.
There’s also a bushfire planning specialist on how site planning can alleviate risk, two DIY projects—solar hot water and a solar space heater—along with a primer on EVetiquette, a breakdown of how EV range estimates works, plus much more.
The Flex series of flexible solar laminates from MiaSolé (owned by solar giant Hanergy) are designed to stick directly to suitable roofing profiles (such as standing seam roof sheets), eliminating mounting systems and roof penetrations from screws. The modules are based on CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) cells and have efficiencies as high as many crystalline silicon panels.Read more
Who amongst us has not stood on a beach, looked out at the crashing surf ... and thought, "Boy, that's a whole lot of free energy"? Unfortunately, though, harnessing the power of the ocean isn't quite as easy as it might seem. Emily Jarvie takes a deep breath and dives into the world of wave energy.Read more