Households

Chinese solar inverter brand de-listed over safety issues

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CEC says all inverters by Shenzhen Sofarsolar “de-listed” from organisation’s catalogue of compliant products, after tests turned up a potential safety issue.

Households

“Interest free” loans for solar and storage for South Australia households

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South Australia Labor government offers “interest free” loans to 10,000 households to install rooftop solar and battery storage

Communities

Carnegie to build renewable micro-grid on old Holden site in Elizabeth

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Carnegie Clean Energy wins $3m SA govt grant to build 2MW/500kWh battery storage and renewable-based micro-grid on old General Motors Holden site.

Households

NSW smart pool pilot wins $2.5m ARENA grant

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ARENA backs NSW start-up pilot to pool Australia’s backyard pools: slashing their share of household energy consumption and making them work for the grid.

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Communities

Renewables hub, or coal museum? Australia’s energy debate plays out in Latrobe Valley

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The future of a retired brown coal power plant in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley paints a neat picture of the current state of Australia’s energy debate: enshrine fossil fuels, or embrace the new energy future?

Off-Grid

Tesla EV charged with diesel generator still cleaner than conventional car

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Critics argue EVs charged with fossil fuelled electricity are as dirty, if not dirtier than conventional ICE cars. We put that to the test.

Off-Grid

Healing with solar in Puerto Rico

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As Puerto Rico’s hospitals languish without power more than four months after Hurricane Maria, a team of clean-energy evangelists are working to use solar power to rebuild.

Off-Grid

California winery microgrid wins top environmental award

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Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards and Winery, home of a microgrid noted for its performance during the California wildfires last year, now has received an additional accolade.

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Solar Insiders Podcast February 20

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Have we underestimated uptake of EVs in Australia? Plus: A new take on shared solar.

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Solar Insiders Podcast February 7

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A look insider Tesla’s world’s biggest virtual power plants, and why Craig Kelly gets a Zero for his barmy comments about electric vehicles.

Businesses

The solar market consolidation that never happened

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Remember the predictions that the solar market would consolidate from 4000 businesses to four or forty major solar companies serving the Australian market? The opposite happened.

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Solar Insiders Podcast December 21

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In the final episode of Solar Insiders for the year, Giles Parkinson and Nigel Morris chronicle what went right, and what went wrong, in the local solar market, and what we can expect from storage.

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