Key Resources


Reference:
Consumer guide to buying household solar panels (photovoltaic panels) (2011)
Agency:
Clean Energy Council
Contact :

Suite 201 18 Kavanagh Street Southbank VIC 3006 AUSTRALIA
Ph: 03 9929 4100 info@cleanenergycouncil.org.au www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au

Comment:

The use of solar panels has expanded quickly over the last couple of years and more consumers are looking for guidance so they can make an informed decision. The Clean Energy Council has prepared this guide so that you can make smart choices about a system that is right for you.
 

Download:
 

Consumer guide to buying household solar panels
(PDF 590KB)
 

Website:

http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/cec/resourcecentre
/Consumer-Info/solarPV-guide.html


The Clean Energy Council also produce a series of fact sheets which can be found here -
http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/cec/resourcecentre
/factsheets.html


 


Reference :
Your Home Technical Manual
Agency:
Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Contact :

GPO Box 854 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
1800 057 590 enquiries@climatechange.gov.au

Comment:

Your Home is a suite of consumer and technical guide materials and tools developed to encourage the design, construction or renovation of homes to be more sustainable. These fact sheets provide information on home energy use and supply.

Download:
 

Website:


http://www.yourhome.gov.au/technical/fs61.html

 

  
   
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Local Energy Supplier
 
 


 


Reference :
The Consumer Guide to Small Wind Turbine Generation (2010)
Agency:
Sustainability Victoria
Contact :
Level 28, 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000
Ph: (03) 8626 8700 info@sustainability.vic.gov.au
www.sustainability.vic.gov.au
Format
Book (60 pages)  
Comment:

This book outlines information to assist you to make an informed decision about whether to purchase a wind turbine system and what type of wind system to get. This resource covers small wind turbines that would suit the needs of a domestic dwelling or small business. These are less than 100kW maximum capacity and are most commonly in the range 1-10kW. While this book was produced for Victorian residents many of the guides principles are useful to start your wind power research.
 

Download 

 

The Consumer Guide to Small Wind Turbine Generation
(PDF 1.3MB)

Website:

http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/www/html/2770-wind-in-urban-areas.asp?intSiteID=4

 


Reference:
Energy Self Audit Tool for Tasmanian Farmers (2009)
Agency:
Hydro Tasmania Consulting
Contact :
89 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, Tasmania
Comment:

This tool highlights some of the most common energy saving opportunities for farms and provides the information necessary to conduct an energy self-audit as part of a farm energy management plan to identify energy use, set benchmarks and targets, and implement energy and cost saving measures.
 

Download
Energy Self Audit Tool for Tasmanian Farmers (PDF 790KB)
Website:

www.farmpoint.tas.gov.au/farmpoint.../Tasmanian_Farm_
Energy_Self_Audit_Tool.pdf
(PDF 790KB)

 

 


Reference:
National Australian Built Environment Rating System - NABERS
Agency:
New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage
Contact :
PO Box A290 Sydney South NSW 1232
nabers@environment.nsw.gov.au
Ph: 02 9995 5000
Comment:

NABERS is a online performance-based rating system for existing buildings. NABERS rates a building on the basis of its measured operational impacts on the environment, and provides a simple indication of how well you are managing these environmental impacts compared with your peers and neighbours.
 

Website:

http://www.nabers.com.au/

 

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Reference:
Living Greener - Hot Water Systems
Agency:
Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Contact :
GPO Box 854 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
1800 057 590 enquiries@climatechange.gov.au
Comment:

This online resource provides information about how to reduce your hot water usage and the difference hot water systems available including solar, gas and heat pump. Additional information is also provided about current and relevant grants or rebates available to reduce the cost.
 

Website:
http://www.livinggreener.gov.au/energy/hot-water-systems

 

 


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