Tammy Newport and fiancé Stuart Devenish just launched online men’s underwear store, Reer Endz. By day, Newport is a full-time retail buyer and Devenish a full-time gardener. “We were looking for more flexibility in life,” says, Newport, 32. Newport says the couple currently work 40-45 hours a week for their full-time jobs and 18-20 hours… Read more
Research in Auckland, New Zealand has found that urban sprawl might be a better option than building compact cities, if solar panels are fitted on every house and electric car travel becomes the norm. READ MORE HERE.
California, whose green ambitions helped the solar and wind industries take root, is taking an essential next step by proposing a sharp rise in energy storage to better integrate renewable power with the rest of the grid. READ MORE HERE.
Anna Begay lives in a remote area. So far out that it is too expensive to connect her home to the electric grid. But that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have electricity. When the sun sets she can switch on a solar-powered battery to light up her room. The solar panel was installed last spring,… Read more
The solar PV boom has left an indelible mark on power demand during the day, with our charts of the week highlighting how rapidly demand has fallen between 7am and 5pm. READ MORE HERE.
With billions at stake, the incumbent power players are fighting back against solar and energy efficiency – but we can’t afford them to remain enemies of clean energy. READ MORE HERE.
Crayola is launching a nationwide used-marker recycling program in which the used markers will be directly transformed into energy. The COLORCYCLE program, as it’s been dubbed, will give students throughout the country the option of recycling any type of used marker through an in-school collection program. The markers that are collected will then be used,… Read more
Adelaide-based solar energy business, Suntrix Pty Ltd has been named the 2013 Telstra South Australian Business of the Year. Suntrix, which also won the Medium Business Award, offers a turnkey solution focusing on solar expertise, value products and personalised customer service. Husband and wife team, Jenny Paradiso and David Hille launched the residential, commercial and… Read more
Adelaide solar firm Suntrix has been named as one of South Australia’s top businesses in this year’s Telstra Business Awards. Now in its fourth year, Suntrix employs 22 people and is looking to double its commercial business as a means of building a long-term South Australian company. Director Jenny Paradiso said being named one of… Read more
To our loyal customers It’s certainly concerning news for the South Australian solar industry that another local company has been placed into administration. Hearing of any local business facing difficulties is never good news and the solar industry has certainly been in the headlines lately, far more often than we’d like to see. However, let… Read more
Jenny Paradiso and her husband Dave Hille, founded solar PV solutions firm SunTrix in 2008, after a frustrating search for solar electricity for their home. “We just found many solar firms didn’t really know a lot about solar,” Ms Paradiso said. “(Their product) was also really expensive for what it was. Dave did a lot… Read more
When they were looking into installing solar panels for their own home three years ago, Adelaide couple David Hille and Jenny Paradiso found themselves unhappy with both the service and options on offer. The couple decided it would be easier to do it themselves and, with a new-born baby at home, made the switch from… Read more