R121

ReNew Issue 121

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ReNew Issue 121 is out now!

  • Looking into the technology crystal ball
  • The challenge is building
  • Building with SIPs
  • An evolution of materials and methods
  • Houses of the future
  • The future generation?
  • Built for and by the community: a wind farm in WA
  • The value of solar
  • Electric vehicles are coming—slowly!
  • Alternatives to old battery technology
  • Solar PV: new pieces in the energy puzzle
  • Meter smarts
  • LED to OLED: lighting the way forward
  • Water harvest
  • Renewables research
  • Renewable energy courses guide
  • Taking care of your batteries: a regulator buyers guide
  • Hybrid solar hot water
  • Green on the water—an update
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Issue Contents:

  • Looking into the technology crystal ball

    What\’s in the future for sustainable technology, and who decides? Michael O’Connell explores the opportunities and challenges.
  • The challenge is building

    We have the knowledge, so why aren’t we using it? Chris Reardon considers where to next for our built environments.
  • Building with SIPs

    Sid Thoo describes the design and construction decisions when building with new product SIPs—structural insulated panels.
  • An evolution of materials and methods

    Prefab, cross-laminated timber and materials reuse are all part of the cutting edge of sustainable building, writes Jack Nicholls.
  • Houses of the future

    Inspiring and practical houses of the future: Meg Warren’s build-in-progress, sustainable building standards and competitions + eco-village developments.
  • The future generation?

    60 community-owned solar, wind and hydro projects are in the pipeline, writes Robyn Deed.
  • Built for and by the community: a wind farm in WA

    Australia’s second community wind farm is about to come online. Project chair Craig Chappelle describes the long, but ultimately rewarding, process.
  • The value of solar

    The value of medium-scale solar has been realised in this Carnarvon power station, writes project engineer Toby Price.
  • Electric vehicles are coming—slowly!

    Lance Turner looks at what we can expect to see on our roads in the near future.
  • Alternatives to old battery technology

    Just how close are we to replacing lead-acid batteries for renewable energy storage?
  • Solar PV: new pieces in the energy puzzle

    Stephen Tansing looks at solar technology, current and future.
  • Meter smarts

    You can even monitor your energy use when you’re not home: Richard Keech puts Jemena’s new online portal to the test.
  • LED to OLED: lighting the way forward

    John Knox rounds up the latest lighting developments.
  • Water harvest

    Could stormwater solve the problem of water shortages in our impermeable cityscapes?
  • Renewables research

    Research into waves, intermittency and living labs. By Beth Askham.
  • Renewable energy courses guide

    Enrolment time is approaching for many courses. Find the right course in our guide.
  • Taking care of your batteries: a regulator buyers guide

    Using the right regulator in an independent power system is very important if you want your batteries to live a long and healthy life. We take a look at the types available, what they cost and where to get them.
  • Hybrid solar hot water

    It’s not easy making hot water during the winter months in Dunedin, NZ, so Michael Laba has done it in an unusual way.
  • Green on the water—an update

    Stef Palmer gives a ‘liveaboard’ report on the low carbon footprint catamaran project initiated earlier this year.