Category: Energy

1. Heating and Cooling Run the air-conditioning a little warmer in summer and a little cooler in winter. It will make a big difference. Air conditioners’ efficiency drops dramatically once the temperature difference between the inside of your home and the air outside is greater than eight degrees. An increase of the air conditioning temperature […]

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This is the title of an interesting article by Finn Peacock, an industry consultant and strong advocate of solar energy. The following is a much shortened version. The link to the original article is given below. The top 6 battery myths  Myth #1: Batteries improve the economics of solar power Many Solar PV owners look […]

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Electricity meters are often confusingly named but there are 3 basic types:- The old, Black Spinning Disc Meters that have been in use for about 100 years. These are also called accumulation meters as they add up the total amount of electricity used. They are like the odometer in the car. They simply tell you […]

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This article is intended to give you a factual, technical view of the State of the Grid without bias, political or environmental views. The ACCC Report The ACCC released a 400 page report, “Restoring Electricity Affordability and Australia’s Competitive Advantage in early July. The report has been widely reported and summarised in the media and […]

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When you slow most things down it is quite reasonable to expect that you will save a bit of energy, just think of the difference between running and walking or driving your car more slowly. In most cases a 10% reduction in speed gives you a 10% reduction in energy. Pool Pumps are different however […]

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The operating time of pool equipment required to maintain pool water in a good quality state can be reduced in winter as biological activity declines with the decline in water temperature and solar radiation. Some people even go so far as to turn their pool equipment off in winter because of concerns about the high […]

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This section is a regular feature of our newsletters.  It is intended to be unbiased, general Industry comment dealing in objective facts. What do Star Ratings mean?   They have been used in the US since the 1970s and in Australia since the 1980s.   There used to be a 6 star system, which was […]

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Connecting Gas and Electric pool heaters For systems installed after February 2018, you can ask us to connect new or existing pool heater to the Pooled Energy Intelligent Pool Controller (IPC). This will enable us to synchronise the heater operation with the other pool equipment and save energy as described below.  This arrangement also allows […]

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Lights went out for Earth Hour on March 24th, but this year, there was an unusual participant. Pooled Energy has shut down hundreds of swimming pools all across Sydney to support Earth Hour.

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Press Release by ARENA and POOLED ENERGY – 15th February
5000 swimming pools to trial technology that saves energy, manages peak demand, and improves Grid stability

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