Welcome to our new Long Form Blog Page

Our long-form blog posts use to be on a separate WordPress site which you can still access through the drop-down menu along with our general scanning blog on Tumblr. All new posts will appear here as well as on Medium

Why you must consider “overclocking” the solar inverter when installing roof panels

Extra panels to “overclock” your panels are a great investment. My overall calculations for the year are that we have made a 14.72% return on our solar system. That means that the return on the extra panels is about 25% due to the reduced capital investment required, which is not too shabby. Over 10 years that is about A$3,000 on an original investment of A$1,239.

An Open Letter to Jon Faine on Electric Cars and Government Policy in Australia

Following the Labor Party announcements on electric cars, I was on the open line talkback with Jon Faine at 774 Melbourne Radio this morning talking about electric cars. I suggested incentives for electric car adoption as long as it was paired to new solar rooftop panels, and that Australia should be manufacturing electric car batteries. Jon and I disagreed on a few things. There is little time for nuance on talkback so I thought I would write this letter to put more detail around my expressed views.