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At Suntrix, we’re cool… Officially!

At Suntrix, we’ve always known we were cool, but it’s nice to be told! This year, Suntrix was included in Anthill Magazine’s Top 100 Coolest Companies in Australia. Ranked alongside some of Australia’s most innovative and creative brands, Suntrix rubbed shoulders with the movers and shakers of Australia’s developing corporate environment. Anthill Magazines claims that… Read more

Clean Energy Council Member

Suntrix founding signatory to new Code of Conduct

Suntrix was announced as a founding signatory to the Clean Energy Council (CEC) Solar PV Retailer Code of Conduct, which was launched by Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt in Canberra on the 20th November 2013. The solar industry is well regulated, with all systems needing to meet Australian standards and be installed by a specially… Read more

Look what we found!

This solar mobile phone charger is on the top of my travel wish list! Voltaic Systems most compact solar charger yet fits easily in any bag, meaning you’ll never have a flat phone again! SEE MORE HERE.  

‘Movember’ Motivation

Supporting a charity never looked so good! In this, the last week of ‘Movember’, we at Suntrix wanted to share our triumphant ‘tashes, our fabulous facial-hair, our ‘OK-we’ll-get-rid-of-it-by-Christmas’ charitable successes. By participating in ‘Movember’, Suntrix has been able to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health. Congratulations to all who… Read more

3,280 foot inflatable chimney would power remote areas

Some innovations require a bit of hot air to get off the ground. Per Lindstrand, an aeronautical engineer and founder of hot air balloon manufacturer Lindstrand Balloons, has outlined plans for a 3,280-foot inflatable solar chimney that would harvest energy from the sun, and deliver power to remote locations. READ MORE HERE.

Solar cells picking up good vibrations

Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London. REAM MORE HERE.

Suntrix named South Australia’s top business for 2013

Adelaide-based solar panel installer Suntrix has been named South Australia’s top business in this year’s Telstra Business Awards. The awards, now in their 21st year, highlight the strength of Australia’s small and medium-sized businesses but also recognise inspiring stories of growth. Suntrix managing director Jenny Paradiso said the award was a tremendous honour and an… Read more

Solar PV Plauge Charts

A lot of people have got carried away with the idea that solar PV will proliferate like a rabbit plague eating away the entire profits of incumbent electricity industry. They’ve probably got carried away, but you can understand the excitement when you look at the maps at the link attached prepared by ACIL-Allen Consulting for… Read more

6 reasons why smaller solar is not better

Matthew Wright investigates into claims made by the Alternative Technology Association, where they suggest that going for smaller solar systems is a better option for investors. Wright claims that this does not help them achieve their core mission of “…for easy access to green technologies as well as continual improvement of the technology, information and… Read more

Solar Panels

Solar efficient no-grid home, built by…?

This is the sixth part in a series of ‘Tips for Direct Action’. Click here for arts one, two, three, four and five.  Could you imagine a house with just one small $500 heater that uses less than half the annual electricity of a fridge? A house that’s so efficient that with a small battery… Read more

Coalition takes axe to climate programs

Public servants are drawing up plans to collapse 33 climate change schemes run by seven departments and eight agencies into just three bodies run by two departments under a substantial rewrite of the administration of carbon abatement schemes under the Coalition. READ MORE HERE.

What happened to long-term vision?

Where is either party’s plan for long-term energy security? A federal election is the perfect opportunity to frame a vision for the country’s future. And yet this Saturday we are faced with major parties simply trying to survive the day with the biggest number of ballots. As a business owner, I want more from our… Read more

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