Sunday, October 14, 2012

1 million Aussie homes to have solar panel within 12 months

More evidence (if you really needed it) of how much Australian's love solar:

"858,000 homes have solar PV panels with an installed capacity of just under 2 gigawatts"

According to the story in the SMH, with current rates of uptake, we'll hit the million mark in the middle of 2013, by which time over 10% of homes will have rooftop solar panels (read more here).

Also, last week saw the switch flicked on Australia's first "utility scale" solar farm/ power plant in WA. It's just 10 Mw, but with the price of solar panels still decreasing hopefully it will be the first of many.

TTKD October meeting: Men's Shed (not so secret) Men's Business!

Chris Wright from Shed West Kenmore will discus the role of Men's Sheds in promoting men's health and wellbeing and helping to create sustainable communities.

*What are Men's Sheds all about?

*What do they get up to in there?

*How can Men's Sheds help towards a sustainable community?

Thursday October 18

7.15pm for a 7.30pm start

Kenmore Library Meeting Room

TTKD Meeting Flyer Oct 12