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7 steps to reducing your energy bills
7 steps to reducing your energy bills
Thursday, 21 June 2018
As energy bills continually rise across the nation, Australians are always on the lookout to find renewable and sustainable ways to cut down on energy usage and save on the cost of rising energy bills. The Energy division at AICA have prepared 7 easy steps that you can take to reduce your energy use.  

7 steps to reducing your energy bills

Thursday, 21 June 2018
As energy bills continually rise across the nation, Australians are always on the lookout to find renewable and sustainable ways to cut down on energy usage and save on the cost of rising energy bills. The Energy division at AICA have prepared 7 easy steps that you can take to reduce your energy use.  

AICA Engineering awarded the Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award for 2018

Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Competing against respected industry professionals across Western Australia, AICA Engineering has taken home the coveted award of the Energy Efficiency Project of the Year for displaying engineering excellence in achieving project outcomes for the client. AICA’s highly acclaimed and innovative energy project helped a local commercial farm become self-sustainable by converting an existing grid-connected solar system to a state-of-the-art hybrid energy system using off the shelf products of multiple brands and developing a design to integrate all components inclusive of storage banks to work in parallel and being controlled centrally, which acted as the master.

Do you want to know how to better use your energy?

Friday, 08 June 2018
Understanding our country is currently experiencing an energy crisis, Australian residents are eager to learn better, more efficient ways to control and manage their household power usage.

Solar energy may be the answer to solving Australia’s water shortage

Friday, 01 June 2018
Australia is known around the world for our long hot summers and regular droughts but our need for clean, fresh water is becoming more apparent every year.

WA homeowners are set to expect a 7% energy bill rise from July 1

Wednesday, 30 May 2018
WA government owned Synergy has just announced there will be a 7 per cent increase in energy bills for every homeowner connected to the grid this July.

Almost half of Australian businesses have made the switch to solar

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Business owners across Australia have invested in the future of their company after rising electricity costs made it inevitable for them to install a renewable energy system.

As installation costs remain high why not invest in a more reliable solar system?

Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Over the past decade or so, solar panels have experienced a dramatic decline in expense to the point where they have gone from a huge cost factor to a rather minimal component.

WA power plants are being shut off due to huge solar energy output

Monday, 21 May 2018
In a national first, Western Australia’s south-west electricity grid has been forced to invoke ‘high risk sate’ operating procedures on coal and gas fired power stations to prevent the grid from becoming overloaded and threaten blackouts.

Renters happy to pay more for properties with solar energy

Wednesday, 16 May 2018
More households across Australia are investing in solar energy than ever before, but rental properties still haven’t caught onto the benefits of renewable energy.

Australia could become the world’s first 100% renewable energy powered continent

Wednesday, 16 May 2018
A leading renewable energy expert thinks Australia is failing to utilise its rich potential for solar energy, as just over 5 per cent of the nation’s total power generation comes from solar energy.

Solar energy rebate changes could create big problems for old solar investors

Friday, 11 May 2018
Between 2008 to 2012, the government was offering a substantially high rebate for the installation of rooftop solar systems. This posed as a great incentive for prospective solar buyers as it shaved a significant amount of cost from the system they were buying.

10 reasons why solar is the solution for you!

Thursday, 10 May 2018
Unlike damaging fossil fuels, solar energy produces no environmentally harmful emissions and as a solar panel is largely made up of silicon, there is also a very minimal environmental impact on getting the resources to create solar panels.

WA homeowners are to expect free solar installations and huge energy savings with new property developments

Tuesday, 08 May 2018
In an Western Australian first, new solar power purchase contracts are being piloted on a range of houses, apartments and townhouses, where rooftop solar systems will be installed at no expense to the buying homeowner.

Big business set their eyes on the future with groundbreaking investments in the solar industry

Monday, 07 May 2018
With the current rate of retail energy costs in Australia, big businesses are venturing out into the renewable sector, with an intent on investing in sustainable energy resources.

Australia’s solar boom set to supercharge the battery storage industry

Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Over the past few years, solar energy has exploded into the Australian energy market, with over 3.5 million solar panels installed last year, or an average of around 10,000 panels installed each day.

Students set up an Australian first solar energy apartment block to halve their energy bills

Monday, 30 April 2018
Fed up with the constant growing rate of high energy bills a group of NSW students took a chance on a big solar energy project and are now reaping the rewards.

Set your sights on a renewable future with solar and battery storage technology

Friday, 27 April 2018
Since solar energy was first introduced into the Australian market, the sceptics about whether solar systems are worth the investment have been silenced.

The battle of the batteries: Which storage solution is best for you?

Thursday, 26 April 2018
The continual advancements in battery technology are not only a win for the environment but also homeowners.

Australia’s renewable energy capacity is set to exceed a target the Federal Government said was impossible to reach by 2020

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
According to the Green Energy Market’s quarterly Renewable Energy Index, the amount of renewable energy is set to exceed the original target of 41,000 Gigawatt hours (GWh) Renewable Energy Target (RET) which was in place before being dumped for a lesser target.

A WA suburb looks to trial a community energy storage scheme as energy bills are set to rise again

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
The Mandurah City Council has voted in favour of trialling a community energy storage scheme which allows households with the benefit of having solar to store their excess energy generation in a locally shared battery.

The solar battery basics you need to know before getting off the grid

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
With the recent sudden declines in in the cost of battery storage systems, many Australians are looking towards batteries as a viable solution for the current energy crisis and a means to eliminate their electricity bills altogether.

New poll on energy shows Australians want energy efficiency and lower bills

Friday, 20 April 2018
With some of the highest energy bills worldwide, Australians are becoming increasingly fed up as the government takes a backseat while the energy industry giants continue to increase our bills.

Almost half of Sydney’s rooftops have the potential to be utilised for solar energy

Friday, 20 April 2018
A new study conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) found 40 per cent of rooftops in Sydney have the capability to produce the same amount of energy as a medium sized coal-generated power station, or the equivalent of 22% of Sydney’s CBD energy usage.

6 Things To Watch Out For When Investing In Solar

Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Although Australians are often looking to make a bargain on the products we buy, the relatively new and ever-changing technology of solar power has people jumping at the idea of an energy bill free future but understandably at a cheap rate of expense.

Renewables on track to replace all coal, oil and gas within two decades

Wednesday, 18 April 2018
As the world is becoming increasingly aware of the serious effect humans are having on the environment, we are beginning to look for solutions to reverse our impact in a sustainable manner.

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