Businesses

Thin-film solar petrol tank pilot sparks new business for old energy player

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US petroleum industry veteran Sprague Resources to install thin-film solar across its fuel storage tanks – and help other refiners do the same – after success of 87.5kW pilot array.

Off-Grid

Western Power to install 57 stand-alone solar and battery systems at W.A. farms

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Plans to fit 57 regional W.A. properties with stand alone solar and battery storage underway, after three companies signed up to deliver the off-grid power systems.

Businesses

SA Water begins 154MW solar roll-out, on path to “net zero” power bills

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SA Power Networks subsidiary Enerven awarded contract to deliver SA Water’s 154MW solar and 34MWh storage roll-out – putting the utility on track to achieve “net zero” electricity costs by 2020.

Businesses

Mt Gellibrand wind farm to help power Geelong oil refinery

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Geelong fuel refiner and retailer Viva Energy announces PPA with Acciona Energy to source around one-third of its electricity a year from the 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Murdoch media’s attack on solar

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A breakdown of the Murdoch media’s ham-fisted attempt to demonise rooftop solar incentives, and Nigel Morris catches out some solar cowboys.

Households

Residential revival: How home solar broke records in 2018

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Just when you thought Australia’s residential market had peaked, 2018 delivered a record year of installs, with a big boost from the Victoria Solar Homes rebate.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Sales in the gutter

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It has been a great year for solar, but as we reveal today, there are still some disturbing sales practices taking place. Customers be warned.

Off-Grid

How to power through a heatwave – in comfort, on 100% solar energy

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Does rooftop solar really struggle in the heat? Real data from two rooftop solar systems show how they reliably soldiered on during a recent Adelaide heatwave.

Households

Solar Insiders Podcast: Highs and lows, best and worst of 2018

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It’s been a huge year for solar in Australia in 2018. In the final podcast of the year, we review the highs and lows, the best and the worst, and take a peek at next year.

Off-Grid

Mineral Resources to install big battery at Mt Marion lithium mine

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Mineral Resources installs battery at its Mt Marion lithium mine to reduce gas burning, and is looking to hydrogen, more batteries and solar to reduce costs of fossil fuels.