Friday, February 17, 2012

Solar air-conditioning forum

If you want to find out how solar panels can power your air conditioning either at home at or the office head along to the Sustainable Jamboree forum on Sat 25 February at Mt Ommaney Library.

Most people know about solar hot water and solar panels and how they can lower your electricity bills but did you know that solar can also directly power your air conditioning? 

Dane Muldoon of the Solar Guys will present a range of available technologies for commercial use including three methods of cooling: indirect evaporative – Coolerado; solar PV air-conditioning – Pioneer Air; and Adsorption – Invensor.

Mr Muldoon will provide an update on currently available technology for commercial installations, beyond what his own company delivers.

CSIRO solar air-conditioning expert, Dr Stephen White will also present (via remote link up) with an overview of cutting-edge solar cooling research.

It's a little difficult to find a good source of information on solar air conditioning that's not from a company but wikipedia does have some information. There is also some information at the Solar Guys, but please note this is not an endorsement. Otherwise the bestway to find out about solar aircon would be to attend the forum.

Sat 25 February 2012
1 – 3pm, 
Mt Ommaney Library, 
Dandenong Rd, Mt Ommaney

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

February Transition Town Kenmore Meeting: Keeping Chickens

Keeping chickens and enjoying fresh backyard eggs is becoming more and more popular. Would you like to learn about keeping chickens in your backyard? 

This month we are lucky enough to have Andrew O’Hara from Backyard Chooks in Moggill coming to speak to us.
Andrew is passionate about beautiful heritage chickens, and is keen to share information on all you need to know about taking care of your own.

As usual the meeting will be followed by supper and conversation. Please feel free to bring along a plate to share.

Thursday February 16
7.15pm for a 7.30pm start
Kenmore Library Meeting Room