Renew 160 out now: future technology, inverter buyers guide, battery tech advances, fusion power and more!

In Renew 160, In Renew 160, we revisit our popular inverter buyers guide, where take a look at the latest inverters, which inverters are used where, their features and capabilities. This special feature issue looks at a variety of topics related to the future of sustainability: from appropriate technology to shared living, and a lot more. Andrew Reddaway explores the idea of appropriate technology, and what such technology might look like in 2050, while Beris Campbell looks into the benefits of homeshare programs—both for sustainability and for society.

Tom Hawking looks at nuclear fusion: is it pie in the sky, or energy source of the future? We also visit author Jackie French, who shows us around her amazing fireproof book bunker that protects her precious tomes, while Lance Turner examines the latest in energy storage breakthroughs. Dean Lombard reports on Renew’s research into, and advocacy around, the energy system of the future, and in the final instalment of Jodie Lea Martire’s epic recycling series, she examines items we don’t know how to recycle. And finally, Bryce Gaton explains the state of play regarding electric heavy vehicles with his electric trucking update.

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