June 28, 2012
The QLD Government recently issued a statement saying that the Solar Bonus Scheme feed-in tariffs in Queensland will decrease from 44 cents per kW/h to 8 cents per kW/h as of July 10th 2012.
What does this mean exactly?
Well, depending on the amount of energy you use and the amount of energy your system generates, feed-in tariffs are what you are paid by your energy provider for the extra power you may produce from your solar system. So once your system generates enough to fulfil the energy requirements in your home, your energy company will buy any extra energy your system creates.
Interested in installing a solar system?
If you have ever thought about getting a system installed, then now is the perfect time. We recommend you get in contact with Eco Power Savers, they can help you get started on how to get your system installed before the deadline. They can talk you through the process and how to get the best system for your home and even find a contractor to do the job for you.
Call Eco Powers Savers now on 1300 32 66 32 or visit their website www.ecopowersavers.com.au
For more information on the Solar Bonus Scheme changes, please follow this link: http://www.cleanenergy.qld.gov.au/demand-side/solar-bonus-scheme.htm
June 27, 2012
Cooper Bussmann, the leader in critical circuit protection, power management and electrical safety, has strengthened its industrial IEC fuse link and fusegear business following the acquisition of GE Industrial Systems’ British Standard fuse-link product portfolio.
The acquisition now means that familiar brands such as ‘Red Spot’ fuse holders and ‘Safeclip’ will join Cooper Bussmann’s already comprehensive range of overcurrent circuit protection products for IEC markets.
You’ve used the Olex Handbook as your go-to reference for more than 35 years. Now Olex are introducing an Australian first – the Olex Handbook App. Get all their product and technical information on your smartphone or tablet – any time, anywhere.
You’ll get all the cable info you need:
- characteristics and dimensions
- electrical characteristics
- current carrying capacity.
And there’s more.
Whether you are in the office, onsite or on the move, choosing the right cable for the right application is now even easier.
To download the app, go to your iPhone or Android app store, and search for ‘Olex Handbook’.
June 7, 2012
An experimental solar aircraft has made history by becoming the first of its kind to complete a 19 hour flight. The Solar Impulse took off from Spain – Madrid and landed at Rabat’s International airport in Morocco.
Bertrand Piccard, its Swiss pilot, said the target was not about “using solar energy for normal aircraft but to prove that we can achieve incredible, almost impossible objectives with new technologies without fossil fuels”.
“The aircraft can now fly day and night. It’s quite a show… it’s a technology we can trust,” he said.
The Solar Impulse project began in 2003 with a 10-year budget of $115 million and has involved engineers from Swiss lift maker Schindler and research aid from Belgian chemicals group Solvay.
On Tuesday, the aircraft crossed the Gibraltar Strait separating Africa and Europe at one of its narrowest points.
The flight is crucial for the project’s developers because it will help improve the organisation of a world tour planned in 2013.
“The flight was absolutely wonderful but I almost did not enjoy it because I told myself that Andre and I have the responsibility to bring this aircraft to Morocco,” Mr Piccard said.
The plane, which requires 12,000 solar cells, embarked on its first flight in April 2010 and three months later it completed a 26-hour flight, a record flying time for a solar powered aircraft.
With an average flying speed of 70 kilometres per hour, Solar Impulse is not an immediate threat to commercial jets, which can easily cruise at more than 10 times the speed.
The new Centrina LED is a cost effective, wall mounted bulkhead using energy efficient LEDs. The Centrina LED is ideal to use for security lighting around schools, hospitals, public buildings and industrial sites.
Features and Benefits:
- LED technology with integral driver offer 50,000 hours life and low maintenance
- Hinged prismatic lens with diffuser gives a downward asymmetric distribution
- Robust polycarbonate lens and die-cast aluminium body
- Easy to install with multiple cable entry options
- Integral seal offers IP54 weather protection
For more information on the new Centrina LED please contact your local John R. Turk