R109

ReNew Issue 109

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ReNew Issue 109 is out now!

  • Join ATA’s 350 photo challenge!
  • The answer’s not blowing in the wind
  • One purchase, see the results
  • New uses for old phone chargers
  • Rainwater tank buyers guide
  • A passion for recycling
  • ReNew(able) energy at home photo competition
  • A (light) mud brick studio
  • The solar lifecycle test
  • Every kid’s dream: a solar house
  • The one week EV
  • A course for all reasons
  • Shade trees for a cooler planet
  • Stay smart with the grey stuff
  • The people’s hall of straw
  • Are we there yet? EV update
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Issue Contents:

  • Join ATA’s 350 photo challenge!

    The Alternative Technology Association is collecting 350 photos to share with the world on October 24, the Global Day of Action on climate change.
  • The people’s hall of straw

    Community buildings are getting more sustainable; check out this one made from strawbale.
  • Stay smart with the grey stuff

    Check out the results of ATA’s greywater use survey and find out what works and what doesn’t.
  • Shade trees for a cooler planet

    Robin Brimblecombe offers some tips on how to keep your house cool with tree plantings.
  • A course for all reasons

    There are many reasons to do a renewable energy course. We look at what’s on offer.
  • The one week EV

    Think an EV conversion can takes months or years? Not if you’re organised! We look at speeding up the conversion process.
  • Every kid’s dream: a solar house

    Alex Hamer tells us about living in a rammed earth passive solar house.
  • The solar lifecycle test

    Andrew Moore tests the embodied energy in a typical solar photovoltaic system.
  • A (light) mud brick studio

    Building with mudbricks doesn’t have to be back-breaking work. Paul Morrow shows us a better way to build.
  • ReNew(able) energy at home photo competition

    Meet the winner of last issue’s competition!
  • A passion for recycling

    Recycling is almost a religion in Japan. See how the Japanese are involved in recovering waste resources.
  • Rainwater tank buyers guide

    This summer’s going to be hot and dry across much of Australia. Now’s the time to get that rainwater tank installed. We look at what’s available.
  • New uses for old phone chargers

    Everyone seems to have spare power supplies left over from old phones and other dead devices. We look at one way of putting them to good use.
  • One purchase, see the results

    How much does the mounting angle for solar panels really matter? David Cunnington and Simon Pockley from Merri Solars report on their twelve month study.
  • The answer’s not blowing in the wind

    Considering wind power in an urban area. See the results of the ATA’s latest wind report.
  • Are we there yet? EV update

    We take a look at EVs likely to hit the roads elsewhere in the next couple of years.