Power Choices

Power Choices day - tips, tricks & scince

Come and discover some simple household tips to save money on your power bills. Find out how to put solar in. And learn the latest in renewable technology available locally.

The day includes:

– speakers on a range of power-saving topics, from energy efficient techniques for the busy householder, to the latest pathways and costs to “getting the solar on”, to some new developments in the science and tech. Speakers:

– the chance to join up to the Take Two Project, where your household can join with others in the shire to try out the ideas you’ve learnt on the day

– break-out sessions: choose the one that suits your situation or interests, get your questions answered

– activities and stalls – and morning tea

– a fun TV doco over lunch, or a tour of an eco-home (limited numbers)

Saturday 29 April 2017 at the CWA Hall, 199 Dowling St Dungog.

9.30am Georgina Clark on simple ways to save $$ and reduce your household energy use.

10.15 Dave Watson on how to get the solar on, costs, metering and maximising sun consumption.

10.45 Tom Chen on passive solar building.

11.00 Julio Braslavsky from CSIRO on new developments in energy including batteries and how they interact with the grid.

11.45 Choose your breakout group and ask questions of the experts.

12.15pm Join the Take Two project with Helen Rubeli.

12.30 Watch a free fun BBC doco on the bicycle-powered home.

1.30 Tour a solar passive house ($10, booking essential).

Cost: Tour $10, everything else FREE.

This is aimed at anyone who’d like to lower their electricity bills! But it’s also great for someone who’d like to get connected to renewable technologies too. And there’s a splash of science thrown in for good measure.

There will also be stalls, activities and displays to peruse.

Book A Tour Of An Eco-Friendly House

Passive solar building means: good positioning of the house site, smart use of materials, eaves, thermal mass, windows, and understanding how a place will be used. The result is warm in winter, cool in summer and much lower bills. Discover how it can work in a lovely local home. Limited places, $10 per person, 1.30-2.30pm Sat 29 April 2017. To book a place on the tour, please click here.

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