R118

ReNew Issue 118

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ReNew Issue 118 is out now!

  • WISE wind, unwise decision
  • Voltron, the electric RG250
  • Mythbusting electric vehicles
  • Waste woody biomass
  • Smart sustainable reno
  • Putting solar panels to the test
  • Off the grid in the city
  • East-west solar tracker
  • Solar panel buyers guide
  • Bushfire zone windows and doors
  • Baby steps after the floods
  • Resilient and sustainable
  • Reliable rainwater supply
  • Cyclone resistant in the tropics
  • Biodiesel or veggie oil?
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Issue Contents:

  • WISE wind, unwise decision

    One community group is hoping to proceed with a community wind farm, despite new restrictions.
  • Cyclone resistant in the tropics

    Find out why this tropical rainforest retreat, featured in ReNew 95, has survived two Category 5 cyclones.
  • Reliable rainwater supply

    Protecting your rainwater tank in case of bushfire, flood, cyclone or earthquake can make a huge difference to recovery, writes Anjali Brown.
  • Resilient and sustainable

    Rebuilding has been slow since the Black Saturday bushfires. We visit new homes in Yarra Glen and Marysville to see what’s different.
  • Baby steps after the floods

    Architect Mark Thomson is trying a hands-on approach to rebuilding in flood-affected areas.
  • Bushfire zone windows and doors

    Find out the window requirements in bushfire prone areas, or listen to the audio files at www.ata.org.au/bushfire
  • Solar panel buyers guide

    All the details on solar panel warranties, cell types, size and price to help you decide which system is best for your home.
  • East-west solar tracker

    This simple solar tracker pleases the neighbours and improves the system’s performance.
  • Off the grid in the city

    Find out why a battery backup on your grid-connect system can be an advantage.
  • Putting solar panels to the test

    Curious about the real performance of photovoltaic panels, ReNew reader Colin Dedman has put seven brands to the test.
  • Smart sustainable reno

    The pool has been transformed into a rainwater tank and cooling system, and there’s also a novel solar wall. Check out this innovative renovation.
  • Waste woody biomass

    Biomass is often the forgotten renewable energy. David Coote explains how woody biomass has been used in Europe to meet renewable energy targets.
  • Mythbusting electric vehicles

    Are EVs a real solution for low carbon transport or a technological red herring? Members of ATA’s Electric Vehicle Branches investigate.
  • Voltron, the electric RG250

    Christopher Jones shows us how he converted a petrol bike to clean, quiet electric power.
  • Biodiesel or veggie oil?

    Find out some of the challenges, and many benefits of running a vehicle on biodiesel or veggie oil.