Eight Acres - the blog — renewable resources

The solar bore pump

Aug 05 2015 1 Comment Tags: bore, Cheslyn Rise, renewable resources, solar, water

Windmills were once ubiquitous in the rural landscape, but you might have noticed something new appearing in their place. Increasingly farmers are choosing to replace old windmills and equip new bores and dams with solar panels instead.

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Permaculture - Use and value renewable resources

May 06 2013 0 Comments Tags: permaculture, renewable resources

In his book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability, David Holmgren, one of the founders of permaculture, has written about 12 design principles.  The fifth permaculture principle is use and value renewable resources.  In this post I summarise this chapter and give examples from my own experience.

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Is it worth installing grid-connected solar panels?

Mar 07 2011 0 Comments Tags: renewable resources, solar

We had a solar panel salesman call up and ask to come out and talk to us about his product.  I thought it was a good opportunity to do some easy research.  We'd been thinking about solar panels since my parents-in-law installed a few.  We weren't sure if it was worth doing or not.  This is my analysis of our situation.

Depending where you live in Australia, most states will pay a feed in tariff for...

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