Many studies have shown that real-time energy monitoring leads to reduced home energy use.
In the latest ReNew magazine, we look at all the ways to measure and monitor energy use at home and try to tease out their benefits.
Smart meters, Zigbee networks, online solar monitoring – our energy monitoring special examines the nuts and bolts of the issue.
A house designed by University of Wollongong students as a fibro shack retrofit is competing in the Solar Decathlon in China.
Know your renewables: solar panel basics
Solar panels are appearing in roofs across Australia, but how do they actually work? ReNew’s technical editor Lance Turner provides an informative run-down.
Window and film buyers guide
Windows are crucial to a home’s energy performance. We take an in-depth look at what’s available to make your house comfortable and green.
The largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere is now operating in Victoria. Alicia Webb gives us an update on the state of the wind industry in Australia.
Also in the magazine
The lithium homestead
Small wind in developing countries
How sustainable is solar PV?
Benefits of biochar
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