Households

Rooftop solar rebate to reduce in three weeks

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The long-standing upfront subsidy for rooftop solar systems will be reduced within a few weeks when the “deeming period” for PV systems declines from 15 years to 14 years.

Households

Households will power half the grid by 2050, networks admit

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Report from Australia’s main network lobby and CSIRO suggests that by 2050, nearly half of all future generation – and storage – will be on site in homes, business and communities.

Households

Re-use or recycle? The billion-dollar EV battery question

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By 2035, batteries from retired EVs are expected to be worth tens of billions of dollars – and a big part of microgrids of the future. So how should we best use them?

Businesses

Charles Sturt University to add 1.7MW rooftop solar system

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CSU signs contract to install 1.77MW solar across 11 buildings at its Wagga Wagga campus, to meet just under 20% of its electricity consumption.

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Communities

Canada’s first 100% renewable energy community project

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Oxford County, Ontario, has just opened a wind farm as part of a project to go 100% renewables for electricity and heat.

Communities

NSW charity group to save thousands with donated solar system

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Not for profit charity Ronald McDonald House to save thousands of dollars a year on power costs, via 8.3kW rooftop solar system donated to its Orange, NSW branch.

Communities

How solar PV is helping China’s poorest

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China’s new solar poverty alleviation project will use solar PV to increase the income of 200 million Chinese households living below the poverty line.

Households

My home Redflow ZBM2 energy system installation

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Redflow CEO Simon Hackett shares some insights into his own home energy storage installation, including 2 x 10kWh Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromide hybrid flow batteries.

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Households

What’s a partial off-grid solar plus storage system?

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Going partially off-grid is a smart alternative for homes who want to become completely energy self sufficient. So how’s it done?

Households

Solar expert says let them lease batteries, not own them

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We know early adopters are embracing domestic battery storage, but what’s the best ownership model for the less tech savvy among us? Could leasing be the way to go?

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CEC gets ruthless on solar panel quality

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Publication of an updated list of approved solar panels which saw an incredible 76% of solar brands no longer listed as approved for use in Australia.

Households

How low do battery prices need to go?

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Early adopters are already getting their batteries installed around the country, and it’s only a matter of time before more solar homes do the same. How much further do battery storage prices need to fall before they make sense as an investment?

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