Newsletter Archive

E-News Issue #4

5 November 1997

World News

BP Solar Australia, the country's largest PV manufacturer, won an international tender to supply a 1 kW grid connected array on 665 homes in the Olympic 2000 Athletes Village. It is expected to be the world's largest solar suburb and should produce 1,000,000 kWh per year of PV power. This will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2500 tonnes/year.

How much Power?

One of our staff recently shopped around for a 12V CD player. The range was actually fairly limited. Tandy sell a few but the main brand was a JVC who make several 12V units. Be aware that all JVC units have a unique 12V input jack and they want $59 for the lead!

One of their larger units (AUD $450) which takes 3 CDs used the following power:

On: 150 mA
Radio or Cassette: 200-800 mA
CD Player: 350-900 mA

On a reasonable volume the cassette averaged 300 mA and the CD Player 400 mA.

If you have any interesting comments or questions about powering various products, let me know!

Cheers from Dave and all the RPC crew.

Dave Lambert (Director)

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We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.


QLD:
Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Southport), Nerang and Hinterland (Beaudesert) and out West (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Killarney)


NSW:
Northern NSW (Tweed Heads to Yamba, including Evans Head, Byron Bay and Ballina); the Far North Coast Hinterland (Grafton via Lismore to Murwillumbah) and out West (Casino to Tenterfield, including Drake and Tabulam, as well as Woodenbong and Bonalbo)

For larger system we also go up to Brisbane or down to Coffs Harbour and even Glen Innes. Other places by arrangement.