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Martin Kovacs

Martin Kovacs Martin Kovacs is a freelance journalist with a background in the IT and petroleum industries. Having started out reporting on petroleum, Martin branched out into IT, and over the past few years has been a regular freelance contributor to a number of publications. Martin continues to write for both industries.


Nissan Leaf: Review, Pricing & Specs

Posted by May 22nd 2019

The latest-generation Nissan Leaf electric car is set to make its debut in Australia in August. When it comes to pricing and specs, how does the Leaf stack up?


How does electricity get to your home?

How does electricity get to your home?

Posted by April 29th 2019

Electricity networks draw on a variety of generation sources and cover vast distances to keep the lights on and appliances running in households around Australia, and you should keep in mind that a range of …


South Australian virtual power plant

What is the South Australian virtual power plant?

Posted by April 29th 2019

The South Australian government's recently unveiled plan to create a 250 MW virtual power plant (VPP), encompassing a network of at least 50,000 home solar and battery systems, utilising Tesla technology, has brought further attention …


The biometric scanners keeping your tech safe

Posted by March 12th 2018

From fingerprint to iris scanners, biometric verification is becoming an increasingly standard smartphone feature, utilised across a range of applications.


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What do real estate agents actually do?

Posted by March 12th 2018

Buying or selling a property is a significant undertaking and real estate agents can streamline the process. What do agents do and how can they help?


AlphaESS SMILE5 Energy Storage Review

Posted by October 12th 2017

Sporting a ‘sleek and elegant’ design, the AlphaESS SMILE5 energy storage system is equipped with a modulated battery and runs an intelligent algorithm.


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SolaX Power Storage Battery Review

Posted by October 10th 2017

SolaX Power has partnered with LG Chem to introduce the SolaX Battery, utilising lithium-ion battery technology and providing for plug-and-play installation.



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Ampetus Energy Pod Battery System Review

Posted by October 3rd 2017

Ampetus Energy says its Energy Pod system, featuring a voice user interface, “is the most affordable, sensible solution on the market”.


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Redback Solar Battery System Review

Posted by June 14th 2018

Redback Technologies' Redback System utilises smart technology, with it designed to provide households greater control over energy consumption.