R103

ReNew Issue 103

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ReNew Issue 103 is out now!

  • A solar hot water retrofit
  • Why cheaper is rarely better
  • The best-riding pedal machine?
  • Energy for hundreds of years!
  • Car free in Colombia
  • No rubbish for 365 days
  • A DIY water saver for the loo
  • Are you up to the challenge?
  • RAPS fridge buyers guide
  • RAPS system upgrade
  • The solar experience
  • Passive seaside cooling
  • A cab-charge for the future
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Issue Contents:

  • A solar hot water retrofit

    Dave Wakeham shows us how he retrofitted his current water heater to use solar.
  • Passive seaside cooling

    Michael Adams wanted his new house to be cheap to run, so he opted for passive heating and cooling.
  • The solar experience

    A recent survey shows a high level of satisfaction for solar photovoltaic owners, writes Miguel Brandao.
  • RAPS system upgrade

    Paul Morrow shows how he upgraded his 12 volt RAPS system to 24 volts.
  • RAPS fridge buyers guide

    Living off the grid and need an energy efficient fridge? This buyers guide shows where to start.
  • Are you up to the challenge?

    Here’s a grassroots challenge to cut your greenhouse gas emissions.
  • A DIY water saver for the loo

    Derek Wrigley shows an easy way to use less water for your pees and poos.
  • No rubbish for 365 days

    A Kiwi couple embark on a year where absolutely nothing is sent to landfill.
  • Car free in Colombia

    Sustainable cities are friendly to people, not to cars. ReNew takes a look at sustainable urban design abroad.
  • Energy for hundreds of years!

    It is estimated there is enough geothermal energy in Australia to last hundreds if not thousands of years.
  • The best-riding pedal machine?

    Julian Edgar shows how he overcame the recumbent trikes notoriously bumpy suspension.
  • Why cheaper is rarely better

    Buying the cheaper product is not always the best option. Lance Turner takes a look at the issue.
  • A cab-charge for the future

    Lis Shelley receives a visit from the Solartaxi, recharging from her grid-connected solar system.