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Company selling “Australia’s cheapest battery” is in liquidation

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Victorian energy storage business that offered “the most affordable battery in Australia” – and longest warranty – has gone into liquidation.

Households

Small solar installs pass 3 million mark in Australia

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Small-scale solar systems installed by Australian homes and businesses have passed the three million-mark, with one in five homes now generating their own power.

Households

Thinking about battery storage? Five things you should do first

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There is a lot you should do before getting battery storage for you home. Here are 5 steps households should take before making the leap.

Households

Fridge chewing more power than it should? Ask your smart meter

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Is your TV running? Not the opening line of a joke, but serious question smart meter giant Landis+Gyr wants to be able to answer for customers – before they even ask.

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Off-Grid

“IceGrid” proposes stored wind power for remote Canada provinces

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Proposal to replace diesel plants with grid-connected, wind powered, battery energy storage microgrids throughout the northwestern Canadian provinces wins CanInfra prize.

Off-Grid

My long switch to solar

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After many years of planning, I finally flicked the switch and installed a rooftop solar energy system. But that is just the beginning of our household’s journey away from fossil fuels.

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Birdsville bids farewell to geothermal, opts for solar and battery storage instead

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Plans to replace Australia’s only utility-owned geothermal power station in remote Queensland town of Birdsville dumped in favour of distributed solar and storage.

Businesses

Sydney manufacturer taps portable solar technology for 290kW system

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Sydney manufacturer uses portable solar technology from local start-up 5B for part of a 290kW system. Here’s why.

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Solar Insiders Podcast June 20

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Solar boom, or solar clamp-down?

Households

What the hell is ‘The Good Solar Guide’ and why did I write it?

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Two years ago, I sat down and started to write. The result is called “The Good Solar Guide: 7 steps to tiny bills for Australian homeowners” – and it was launched last week in Adelaide.

Solar Insiders Podcast June 8

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Solar blackout scares, panels overboard

Communities

Making the case for 10-year renewable electricity tariffs

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For a fair, efficient, low-cost pathway to 100% renewables, we need to put front-of-meter renewables on a level footing with rooftop renewables and enable customers to sign 10-year front-of-meter PPAs.

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