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ReNew Issue 126

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ReNew Issue 126 is out now!

  • Who needs fossil fuels?
  • All your EV charging questions answered
  • Carrying power
  • Off-grid living: 10 years on solar
  • Traveller tales
  • Camp out, green style
  • Cooking with the sun
  • Sustainable stays
  • Solar on the move
  • Using lithium batteries on the road
  • Know your renewables: electrical terms (part 1)
  • DC appliance mini-buyers guide
  • Maximiser makeover
  • Solar panel buyers guide
  • Warm sun, cool house
  • Solar cooling options
  • Rockpile cooling
  • Bushfire preparation
  • Salvage It: Ultra low current LED flasher
  • ATA member profile: A passion for information
  • Book review: Taking time to change gears
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Issue Contents:

  • Who needs fossil fuels?

    Swinburne University is designing a Mad Max-inspired car that could survive in a post-apocalyptic world devoid of fuel or power, writes Clint Steele.
  • All your EV charging questions answered

    Why doesn\’t an EV battery equal a tank of fuel, and just how fast can you charge an EV? Bryce Gaton answers common questions.
  • Carrying power

    Can pedal power be used to replace a car? Adam Peck examines the emergence of cargo bikes.
  • Off-grid living: 10 years on solar

    In our new section on off-grid living, Rob Burlington describes his home\’s 10 years of energy and water independence.
  • Traveller tales

    Practical, creative, inspiring tales of sustainable travel, the ReNew reader way! And our reader prize winner announced.
  • Camp out, green style

    Getting away from it all may be great for our stress levels, but what about stress on the environments we visit? Elizabeth Claire Alberts discusses some important considerations to minimise the impact.
  • Cooking with the sun

    Australia’s abundant sunshine should inspire more solar cooking, writes Stephen Williams.
  • Sustainable stays

    40+ places where you can have your carbon-neutral breakfast and eat it too. By Olivia Wykes.
  • Solar on the move

    Collyn Rivers considers some of the traps when designing solar systems for caravans.
  • Using lithium batteries on the road

    Rodney Dilkes describes the many advantages of lithium batteries for caravan energy systems.
  • Know your renewables: electrical terms (part 1)

    We explain the basics of power, energy and what\’s watt.
  • DC appliance mini-buyers guide

    Many AC appliances have DC-powered counterparts for use with battery-based systems. Lance Turner looks at what\’s available.
  • Maximiser makeover

    John Knox explains the new features of the ATA\’s maximiser, great for improving the performance of solar-powered pumps and motors.
  • Solar panel buyers guide

    We’ve contacted photovoltaics manufacturers for details on warranties, cell types, size and price to help you decide which solar panels are best for you.
  • Warm sun, cool house

    Martin Chape describes how he put an old evaporative cooler to good use, automating the system in the process.
  • Solar cooling options

    We often get asked about solar cooling systems. Here\’s a quick summary of some of the different types.
  • Rockpile cooling

    What do you do with a big pile of old tiles left over from re-roofing your home? Turn them into an air conditioner, of course! Alan Leenaerts explains how.
  • Bushfire preparation

    John Hermans shares the ways he and his household have set up their house to increase protection of property and livelihood.
  • Salvage It: Ultra low current LED flasher

    You can turn an old electric clock into an incredibly low current draw LED flasher and it will cost you almost nothing. Julian Edgar shows how.
  • ATA member profile: A passion for information

    Jenny Paradiso is an ATA business member. Green at heart, her solar installation business began after helping out family and friends with buying their solar systems, writes Beth Askham.
  • Book review: Taking time to change gears

    Review of \’Changing gears: A pedal-powered detour from the rat race\’ by Greg Foyster.