Swap2Solar

Solar Panel
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Swap2Solar

Solar is a sustainable energy source and an alternative to fossil fuels. The first solar cell was constructed by Charles Fritts in the 1880's. 230 plus years later, energy produced by solar is still a fraction of all energy consumed globally.

Our team chose to create a solar calculator that enables and empowers individuals to make an informed choice to answer the question ‘why’ they should choose to switch based on the financial savings along with reducing their carbon footprint.

Datasets Used: 
Energy consumption over time in Newcastle households - https://data.gov.au/dataset/sample-household-electricity-time-of-use-data Energy consumption per household by local government area (Ausgrid) - https://data.gov.au/dataset/ausgrid-average-electricity-use-2011 ABS Postcode and local government area reference table - http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1270.0.55.006July%202011?OpenDocument Postcode data for small-scale installations http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/RET/Forms-and-resources/Postcode-data-for-small-scale-installations Geoscience Australia Solar Radiation data data.nsw.gov.au Energy consumption data Solar installations by postcode

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