Businesses

Solar Bay inks deal to install solar on nine major shopping centres

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Commercial renewables installer and financier inks deal with Real Asset Management to lease rooftops of nine of its suburban shopping malls in NSW and Qld, and fit them out with solar PV.

Households

Why we need the Approved Solar Retailer program – and why Victoria is demanding it

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A new rule requiring all Victorian retailers to get CEC accreditation to participate in the state solar rebate will be annoying news for some. But it will cause problems for only a few.

Households

Victoria government closes Solar Homes rebate to “approved” retailers only

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Victoria government says rooftop solar retailers wishing to participate in Solar Homes subsidy must be signatories to Clean Energy Council Code of Conduct. Industry has mixed response.

Households

Home hydrogen storage for rooftop solar? UNSW team says it’s coming in 2020

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UNSW and Tamworth company H2Store win investor support for hydrogen storage that could be applied to home solar storage by late 2020.

Stories from Behind The Meter

Households

Our journey to rooftop solar in coastal Victoria

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At the time we were building our new house we considered solar panels, but cost and return on investment weren’t convincing. Six years later, the ballgame has changed.

Communities

How I got solar installed at my NSW school – and how you could, too

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Last year I single-handedly organised, lobbied and arranged funds for a $100,000, 100kW solar panel installation for my school in Sydney’s south. Here’s how it was done.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: The solarisation of South Australia’s grid

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The solarisation of South Australia’s grid, and hunting down solar cowboys in Victoria

Households

Personal air conditioning: A low energy option for keeping your cool

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Can portable, personal cooling devices keep you cool in summer? And what are the potential energy/carbon benefits? I tested two quite different personal air conditioners.

Off-Grid

WA is swapping 54km of poles and wires for solar and battery storage

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Horizon Power is decommissioning 54km of poles and wires and replacing them with 13 Micro Power Systems combining solar, battery storage and a back-up diesel generator.

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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.