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15 Feb

Solar self-consumption: Use it or lose it

Solar-self consumption: What is it? Why should you care about it? And how can you maximise it?

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08 Nov

Use more solar – or sell it back to the grid?

If you’ve got solar panels, you’ve probably wondered how to get the most savings out of them. To understand this, you mu…

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15 Nov

How many solar panels do I need for my home?

Household solar systems vary in their capacity and the number of solar panels that they use. So how many solar panels do…

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23 Nov

Is now the right time to take the solar leap?

Going solar is one of the smartest moves a homeowner can do in Australia. But is now the right time to install solar pan…

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10 Feb

Solar export control: A quick guide

It is an unfortunate reality that local electricity grid operators may limit the amount of solar energy you are allowed …

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03 Apr

Time of use billing? 4 ways to save more money with carbonTRACK

Time of use (TOU) electricity billing is an arrangement in which homes pay more for grid electricity during times of day…

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10 May

How competition is driving down prices in Solar Energy

An increased demand for renewables is having a direct impact on the market, with the cost of building PV and wind farm s…

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27 Sep

How smart is your solar?

Many people with solar don’t realise that they could be getting so much more out of their solar system – more savings on…

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03 Apr

When you should service your solar system – and how carbonTRACK can help

Rooftop solar PV systems don’t ordinarily require much servicing; once they’ve been installed, they will continue to ope…

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16 Feb

What is a solar inverter?

When people picture solar power, they typically envision large panels mounted onto the roof. But for a user to truly be …

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08 Dec

50 Facts About Solar Energy

Wrap your brain around every fun fact under the sun (no pun intended) about solar.

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21 Jul

How solar panels actually work

The sun releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel the 93 million miles from the sun to Earth in about…

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07 Dec

7 ways carbonTRACK can help NSW homes about to lose their solar bonus.

On the 31 December 2016, the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme end. Make the transition as painless as possible. carbonTRACK can he…

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07 Nov

When is the best time to get solar?

How do you know now’s the best time to go solar? Before making your decision, consider these 3 important facts about sol…

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02 May

How carbonTRACK, solar and batteries fit into your home

A look into how our CTO and founder Shavaj Kallamkote, combines carbonTRACK, solar and batteries in his home.

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30 Mar

Why you’re not getting the most out of your solar

Sadly not everyone instantly reaps the rewards of renewable energy, as often there are teething problems with solar pane…

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19 Jan

What is passive solar design?

Passive solar design optimises energy from the sun, and redistributes it throughout the building by careful planning of …

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24 Feb

5 ways carbonTRACK helps you make the most of your solar batteries

With rooftop solar already commonplace, batteries are the next frontier in home energy. But as long as home battery pric…

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06 Jul

What to Consider When Buying a Home Battery

When looking for which type of batteries to buy, there are a couple of alternatives currently on the market. Each have t…

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13 Jul

Groundbreaking ‘Solar Paint’ can generate Hydrogen Energy

A new paint has been developed by the researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) that converts …

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03 Jan

carbonTRACK gearing up for the The Solar Show Africa 2017

The Solar Show Africa 2017 | 28 - 29 March 2017 | Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa hosted by Terrapinn. carb…

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04 Apr

How Voice Assisted Technology is Being Used

Voice assistant control is being welcomed into connected homes across the globe, as people are taking to purchasing voic…

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04 May

Five Habits You Need To Start Living More Sustainably

You can help reduce your carbon footprint and potential negative environmental impact by making small alterations to liv…

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09 Mar

The pros and cons of going off the grid

Taking your home off the grid with solar power & battery storage has never been more affordable or alluring than it is t…

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24 Jan

Our city sky scrapers could generate their own power in the future

The concept of transparent solar cells transforming glass-clad skyscrapers into solar farms and turn smartphone screens …

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31 Oct

Energy spot market trading with carbonTRACK: Buy low, sell high (effortlessly)

Energy spot market trading is the next frontier in the home energy revolution. About one in ten Australian households ha…

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12 May

What’s a community microgrid? A quick guide

Community microgrids are a way for neighbourhoods, villages, towns and cities to meet their energy needs locally. Increa…

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13 Dec

What can we learn from looking at electricity use on Christmas day

On Christmas Day in Australia, fewer people are at their paid employment and more working premises are closed than on an…

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05 Feb

Life with a Home Battery

Batteries are the next big thing in home energy, and carbonTRACK has created a product that expands its possibilities. W…

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17 Oct

How much of your Electricity Bill is for Hot Water?

Did you know that hot water is one of the biggest users of electricity in your home?

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11 Oct

Why should Australian schools look into renewable energy initiatives?

Renewable energy initiatives are becoming increasingly popular in schools across Australia.

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02 Mar

What is PPA?

If you’ve got solar, or you’re thinking about getting it, you may have heard the term ‘PPA’ or ‘Power Purchase Agreement…

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15 Dec

How These Local Councils are Leading the Way in Sustainability

Local councils are doing inspiring work across the country, driving sustainability causes through solar uptake, pollutio…

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27 Sep

Batteries in your home – measuring and monitoring home battery systems

If you’re thinking of adding to your smart home with a battery system, you should definitely consider how you are going …

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11 Apr

What is a home energy management system?

Home energy management systems (HEMS) are gaining popularity as small-scale solar power and battery storage become more …

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