Solar system wrongly installed, solutions from data monitoring - an expert’s story
For the first time since it began setting water prices NSW’s pricing tribunal (Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal) has proposed more than halving stormwater charges by Sydney Water for properties with rain tanks or significant water detention.
Here is a short video (.59 seconds) showing how to insulate a double brick wall.
I show how to install insulation under new and existing timber floors, walls and ceilings.
In this video we look at floorboards and insulating them along with your walls and ceilings.
In this video we see how to choose toxic free piping and energy efficient plumbing.
Kylie Ahern is going off-grid in Newtown, Sydney and construction is underway.
Whether you’re a renter, owner, developer or on-looker, Kylie’s how to go off-grid story will have tips, costs, contacts, products and facts for you.
The sun has powered electricity in my three bedroom inner Sydney house since March 2105.
It’s been six months since the wires from the poles carrying mains electricity in the street outside my house were disconnected.
Now, with useful data on costs and energy use, it’s possible to pass on the lessons I’ve learnt. You can use the data to go off grid yourself and avoid my mistakes. The data enables you to compare my experience with yours, and to compare the fifteen or so other off-grid battery and inverter products on the Australian market, with more coming.
It has been a pleasure working with Street Coolers, and I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished, the positive changes we’ve made in Newtown, and all the friendships we’ve developed along the way.
There’s still a lot going on, and we’ve begun stage two of the project. If you’re interested in what we’re doing, visit our Facebook page for the latest news and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0406-270-138 to get involved!
Here are a few highlights from our first six months of cooling a Newtown block!