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7th November 2016
Solar Industry Targets Strata

Competition for solar on strata buildings is heating up with big deals to be made. For strata managers, it's time get on the front foot and protect your turf. [More]
5-Year Impact of Community Saving

A recent University of NSW strata case study reveals how energy efficiency upgrades can deliver more than just electricity savings. [More]
Electric Vehicles Gain Traction in Strata

As more electric vehicles hit the road, recharge stations are looking to be the next big issue that strata managers will need to address.  [More]
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Recap: Hot Water Efficiency for Strata

Upgrading to a more efficient hot water system for common areas and apartments can reduce energy consumption, and combat future electricity rises. [More]

  1. EV charging is measured in amps, 40 amps is faster than 16 amps
  2. A supercharging station will supply 300km worth of charge in 1 hour
  3. Basic charge (16 amps) will supply 15-40km of charge in 1 hour
  4. Fast charge (40 amps) suitable in a visitor space for quick top-ups
  5. EV cheaper to charge on common area electricity tariff
  6. Billing service can be offered to owners charging on common area power
  7. Power management systems can charge multiple EVs simultaneously
  8. Main switchboard upgrade may be required for older buildings
  9. Average driver does 15,500km/year  
  10. Cost of "filling up" is cheaper than petrol: approx. $14.80 per 1,000km

Common approaches to electric vehicle charging in strata
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What the "Tesla Effect" means for Australia battery prices

One Step Off the Grid
At 14kWh, the Powerwall 2 is more than double the size of its predecessor at nearly half the cost, and it's forcing the price of competing products down too.
Electricity prices fall everywhere except Australia

The Conversation
Over the last year wholesale electricity prices have been falling just about everywhere across the developed world except here in Australia, where they are skyrocketing.
Watch Leonardo DiCaprio's Climate Change Free

Slash Film
National Geographic teams up with Leonardo DiCaprio to make climate change documentary "Before the Flood" available to watch for free on YouTube.
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