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5th February 2018

Kicking off 2018 we look back at our most popular articles in 2017. Electric vehicle charging was the most popular topic, followed by blockchain applications and solar power for strata. This month we look at microgrids, bill shock and greenwalls to defeat graffiti. Zero Interest on Sinking Funds was the top feature last month.

Ross McIntyre
Strata Energy News Editor
Micro versus Pico Grids

Following the state-wide blackout in SA in 2016, and with solar and batteries, we have seen significant interest and growth in the “Micro-grid”.  [More]
Greenwalls Defeat Vandalism

The Owners Corporation used graffiti removal services provided by the council and repainted the wall every six months. Greenwalls solved this and more.  [More]
Overcoming Bill Shock on Private Meters

A strata manager from a large strata management company got a call from a disgruntled owner. Here’s the advice the strata manager needed to know. [More]
Last Month's Top Feature ...
Zero Interest on Sinking Funds

Before the change of name to Capital Works Fund has even sunk in, Strata managers are being asked the tough questions by committee members.. [More]

Our Top Ten Articles from 2017 Most Read Articles
  1. Funded Electric Vehicle Assessments for Strata read more here
  2. Blockchain Applications for Strata Schemes read more here
  3. Capitalising On Solar Access Rights read more here
  4. Green Is The New Black read more here
  5. Solar Strata: The Future is Here! read more here
  6. SCA Brave New Strata World Conference read more here
  7. Tesla Battery Launch Party in South Australia read more here
  8. 2017 CHU Strata Community Awards read more here
  9. Macquarie Acquires PropertyIQ read more here
  10. Stratas Profit From 'Prosumer' Market read more here
Electric Vehicle Charging #1 Topic for 2017

In Other News
Whyalla steelworks owner Sanjeev Gupta eyes Holden site for electric car manufacturing hub

ABC News
SA Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis said Sanjeev Gupta's company, GFG Alliance, recently approached the State Government with a plan to buy some of the former factory's assets.
Australia hits new rooftop solar high as homes and businesses get smart – and go big

One Step Off The Grid
As Green Energy Markets’ Tristan Edis has noted in his article this week, the previous 2012 monthly record was fuelled by a rush in Queensland, when householders raced to get in before the government closed its 44 cent premium feed-in tariff.
Why is Australia misleading consumers on electric vehicle emissions?

Renew Economy
Hazelwood, once Australia’s most polluting power station, is closed. But still, the Australian government is giving emissions data for EVs to consumers as if it was still operating.
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