ReNew Issue 126
ReNew Issue 126 is out now!
- Who needs fossil fuels?
- All your EV charging questions answered
- Carrying power
- Off-grid living: 10 years on solar
- Traveller tales
- Camp out, green style
- Cooking with the sun
- Sustainable stays
- Solar on the move
- Using lithium batteries on the road
- Know your renewables: electrical terms (part 1)
- DC appliance mini-buyers guide
- Maximiser makeover
- Solar panel buyers guide
- Warm sun, cool house
- Solar cooling options
- Rockpile cooling
- Bushfire preparation
- Salvage It: Ultra low current LED flasher
- ATA member profile: A passion for information
- Book review: Taking time to change gears
Who needs fossil fuels?
Swinburne University is designing a Mad Max-inspired car that could survive in a post-apocalyptic world devoid of fuel or power, writes Clint Steele.
All your EV charging questions answered
Why doesn’t an EV battery equal a tank of fuel, and just how fast can you charge an EV? Bryce Gaton answers common questions.
Can pedal power be used to replace a car? Adam Peck examines the emergence of cargo bikes.
Off-grid living: 10 years on solar
In our new section on off-grid living, Rob Burlington describes his home’s 10 years of energy and water independence.
Practical, creative, inspiring tales of sustainable travel, the ReNew reader way! And our reader prize winner announced.
Camp out, green style
Getting away from it all may be great for our stress levels, but what about stress on the environments we visit? Elizabeth Claire Alberts discusses some important considerations to minimise the impact.
Cooking with the sun
Australia’s abundant sunshine should inspire more solar cooking, writes Stephen Williams.
40+ places where you can have your carbon-neutral breakfast and eat it too. By Olivia Wykes.
Solar on the move
Collyn Rivers considers some of the traps when designing solar systems for caravans.
Using lithium batteries on the road
Rodney Dilkes describes the many advantages of lithium batteries for caravan energy systems.
Know your renewables: electrical terms (part 1)
We explain the basics of power, energy and what’s watt.
DC appliance mini-buyers guide
Many AC appliances have DC-powered counterparts for use with battery-based systems. Lance Turner looks at what’s available.
John Knox explains the new features of the ATA’s maximiser, great for improving the performance of solar-powered pumps and motors.
Solar panel buyers guide
We’ve contacted photovoltaics manufacturers for details on warranties, cell types, size and price to help you decide which solar panels are best for you.
Warm sun, cool house
Martin Chape describes how he put an old evaporative cooler to good use, automating the system in the process.
Solar cooling options
We often get asked about solar cooling systems. Here’s a quick summary of some of the different types.
What do you do with a big pile of old tiles left over from re-roofing your home? Turn them into an air conditioner, of course! Alan Leenaerts explains how.
John Hermans shares the ways he and his household have set up their house to increase protection of property and livelihood.
Salvage It: Ultra low current LED flasher
You can turn an old electric clock into an incredibly low current draw LED flasher and it will cost you almost nothing. Julian Edgar shows how.
ATA member profile: A passion for information
Jenny Paradiso is an ATA business member. Green at heart, her solar installation business began after helping out family and friends with buying their solar systems, writes Beth Askham.
Book review: Taking time to change gears
Review of ‘Changing gears: A pedal-powered detour from the rat race’ by Greg Foyster.