New smoke alarm laws – are you compliant?

Following recent tragic fire events in Slacks Creek, new laws have been introduced in Queensland regarding smoke alarms and more progressive changes are expected to be introduced over the next ten years.  Any newly constructed homes, or those that have had substantial renovations and require a building application to be submitted for approval, plus any…

Halcol Energy visit to All-Energy 2017

Last week we took a trip to Melbourne for the All-Energy Exhibition 2017. Our very own solar specialist, Martin Rudd,  did the rounds and met up with our various partners and suppliers. Martin is pictured here with representatives from Tesla and Sonnen, the Managing Director of So Far Solar as well as our partners from Flex.

Renewable energy generates enough power to run 70% of Australian homes

The renewable energy market in Australia is set to achieve the equivalent consumption of national household power, producing sufficient energy during the last financial year, to power 70% of residential properties. Statistics produced by Green Energy markets during their first Australian Renewable Energy Index, conclude that the division is expected to generate sufficient power, once…

Who Is Sonnen? A German Energy Giant

Sonnen GmbH (to give it its full name) is a German energy company that’s headquartered in Wildpoldsried, Oberallgäu. The company makes energy storage systems for small businesses and households.  It’s seen as Germany’s market leader, as well as being a big player in international markets and Sonnen also is the centre of a renewable energy…