Saturday, 6 June 2009

How do you convert a bus to electricity?

Perhaps a strange ask, but I'm wondering (after a fair bit of googling) if anyone in Australia currently converts gas/petrol/diesel vehicles to electricity?

If not, has anyone converted their own vehicle? I remember featuring a guy years ago who did, is it something you'd consider, what are your thoughts on EV's?

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Solar Rebates ... times running out!

An image showing it's age, or perhaps the age of its subjects.

If you haven't already heard of the solar rebate program it might be time to cast your eye over it - it's ending June 30.
The rebate scheme means you can score a solar system (no they're not offering you the earth, moon and stars)at no to very low cost. We've paid a refundable $2,500, a 1kWh system will be installed, and when all the paperwork is over, it will be returned, we're looking at a cost of around $450 for our energy provider to hook it up to the grid. It's part of the government committment to 20% renewable energy.

government rebates

If you follow the link it will show you all current government rebates, follow the solar systems and communities link to find a provider near you, contact them to see what they will provide, some people are clubbing together in communities and getting even better deals. Oh, you have to earn less than $100,000 per year. Not much of an issue for most of us plebs.