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ONLINE SOLAR POWER CALCULATOR Solar resource website Solar Calculator has developed an online solar power calculator for users that want to evaluate the cost, savings and solar output from any new solar panel or battery installation. Users need only provide their postcode, average electricity bill amount and energy retailer in order to use the calculator. Based on selections made by the user, the calculator displays results for the generation of solar power, electricity powered directly from solar panels and batteries, excess power exported to the grid, system cost, annual savings, payback period, ROI, lifetime savings and the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as a result of the system’s clean energy output. Users are able to add a battery to their desired solar panel system, opt to finance their system and factor in panel performance elements like shading. Available to use free of charge, the web-based solar power calculator is user friendly. However, more knowledgeable solar users can adjust advanced settings like the rate of bill inflation and system degradation and see the effect it has on their results. Solar Calculator is not affiliated with any energy companies or solar providers. It is a private, independent corporation that strives towards a clean, renewable energy future by providing tools to educate users on the benefits of solar power. Solar Calculator www.solarcalculator.com.au

MAINS POWER ELECTROMAGNET STEINERT Australia has been supplying tramp removal magnets for harsh working environments for many years. However, the challenge recently has been to provide a standalone power supply to run the magnet that can survive in extreme climates. The STEINERT MP mains power electromagnet is suitable for industry applications in the mining and resource recovery sectors. It does not need a separate power supply and has been specifically designed to run directly off the user’s mains power supply, requiring only a suitable three-phase power source. The simplicity of plugging the magnet into the site’s mains power source makes it easy to use. Once it is attracted, it stays firmly stuck until the time of release. It results in a reduced overall footprint as there is no area required for a control cabinet, as well as reduced installation and commissioning time. The Australian-made electromagnet is available in several sizes and models, including a self-cleaning model. It is also underground compatible (zone 21). Steinert Australia Pty Ltd www.steinert.com.au

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