Households

Battery storage? Australia’s rooftop solar boom has only just begun

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The buzz might be about batteries, but the mass adoption of solar PV by Australian homes has only just begun, as prices reach levels that appeal to the late majority, and as early adopters look to upsize their systems.

Businesses

Battery to slash energy costs at SA art gallery

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A smart energy storage system has been switched on at the first of a series of public institutions seeking to reduce energy bills in South Australia.

Households

SA Libs promise $100m for home battery subsidy scheme

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South Australia opposition promises $100m in grants to help homes to buy and install battery storage in lead-up to state election.

Households

Looking for lower energy bills? New-build homes don’t always deliver

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Home buyers across Australia could face higher energy bills because of a loophole that allows builders to sidestep energy efficiency requirements.

Stories from Behind The Meter

Households

How to make serious cuts in home heating costs – and stay warm

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Rarely do we hear about policies designed to help people, particularly those with limited means, reduce the amount of energy they use to keep warm inside their homes. But it can be done.

Communities

How a Republican Mayor turned his struggling California city into a clean energy powerhouse

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California produces more solar power per capita than any other city in California, and it is close to producing more renewable energy than it uses.

Households

Big learnings from my first month with battery storage and more solar

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After five weeks with 8kW of solar panels and a 10kWh LG battery – including mostly perfect weather, some rainy days and one eight-hour grid outage – here’s how the system at my NSW home performed.

Off-Grid

Horizon Power takes Exmouth golf club off the grid, to save money

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WA regional utility takes Exmouth Golf Club off the grid, and supplies solar and storage in order to save costs.

What the Professionals Say

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Solar Insiders Podcast October 4

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Australia headed for one GW of rooftop solar installs this year, regulator cracks down on solar rorts, and making sense of volatile certificate prices.

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Solar Insiders Podcast September 22

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The difficulty in getting hold of Tesla Powerwall stock is keeping a lid on household battery storage sales in Australia. The Solar Insiders podcast takes a look at the market.

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Solar Insiders Podcast September 6

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Solar jumps 6GW benchmark; and why, some solar mea-culpas, and some crazy stories that illustrate why consumers struggle to understand their energy needs.

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Solar Insiders Podcast August 23

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Giles Parkinson and Nigel Morris discuss the fire risks in rooftop solar systems, and some dodgy sales practices for solar panels and battery storage.

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