Renew Issue 117

ReNew Issue 117

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ReNew Issue 117 is out now!

  • The recycled apartment
  • eVolvo: A Swedish EVolution
  • Cooling for the Aussie attic
  • A DIY double glazing journey
  • Software to save energy
  • The low-carb calculator
  • Energy saving products guide
  • Neighbour-friendly wind generator
  • The great outdoor solar kitchen
  • How long until free energy?
  • Troubleshooting PV problems
  • Off-the-grid in the ranges
  • Tools for energy reduction
  • Renewable energy courses guide
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Issue Contents:

  • The recycled apartment

    Graham Bury explains how he gave his faithful friend a new home that cost next to nothing.
  • Tools for energy reduction

    Measure and reduce your energy use with these physical and virtual devices.
  • Off-the-grid in the ranges

    Leanne and Luke Potter chose a hybrid system for a reliable, sustainable energy supply.
  • Troubleshooting PV problems

    Justine Sanchez of HomePower magazine looks at situations that can affect a PV system’s output and new troubleshooting tools that are available to help.
  • How long until free energy?

    We take a look at how changes to feed-in tariffs affect the solar payback equation for each state.
  • The great outdoor solar kitchen

    This couple only cook with solar and make the most of the great outdoors.
  • Neighbour-friendly wind generator

    Michael Laba explains how he built a quiet and
    neighbour-friendly wind turbine from recycled parts.
  • Energy saving products guide

    Lance Turner identifies some home energy use culprits and nominates the best appliances, gadgets and DIY options for an energy smart home.
  • The low-carb calculator

    Want to know how to get ready for a carbon price? Alan Pears’ shows us his new online tool to measure and reduce household energy use.
  • Software to save energy

    While modelling software is used to rate the energy efficiency of new buildings, Richard Keech used computer simulations to assess the value of retrofits.
  • A DIY double glazing journey

    When his job as a home sustainability assessor ended, Alan Cuthbertson turned retrofitting windows into a business. He shares his tips.
  • Cooling for the Aussie attic

    Nathan Hurst’s experiments with insulation paid off when converting an old ceiling space into an attic.
  • eVolvo: A Swedish EVolution

    Looking for the perfect medium-sized car for an EV conversion, Greg Sievert and Wayne Bowers decided it just had to be a Volvo!
  • Renewable energy courses guide

    Inspired to start a new career? More and more professionals are retraining to work in the renewable energy sector, writes Sigrid Parker.