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Australian window shade maker taps solar with 800kW rooftop PV system

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Hunter Douglas Australia installs 800kW rooftop solar system at Sydney warehouse and manufacturing plant, to cut costs and go a shade greener.

Businesses

UK coal freight giant signs deal to source 100% renewable electricity

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While DB Cargo UK freights coal and petroleum, a new deal will see all its rail sites and offices powered by 100% renewable electricity.

Businesses

Apple launches new $300m clean energy fund in China


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Apple creates “first-of-its-kind” investment fund, tapping greater purchasing power to expand the clean energy options available to its smaller Chinese suppliers.

Businesses

Show me the money: The business opportunity of grid-interactive buildings

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Building owners should care about grid integration services because such services save them money, and can provide new sources of revenue.

Stories from Behind The Meter

Off-Grid

Redflow ships “biggest” battery order, to help power Fiji digital TV roll-out

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Australia’s Redflow has shipped its largest-ever order of zinc-bromine flow batteries, to provide energy storage for Fiji’s new digital television network.

Households

Victoria networks ask if solar households should pay for grid upgrades. This was the response…

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Powercor and CityPower ask: “Should investment in power quality be paid for by a) All customers or b) Customers with solar panels who export?” Customers say…

Off-Grid

The sneaky war against renewables in the bush

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If you live in a remote area of Victoria the government will subsidise your off-grid fuel needs … and not if you power your off-grid home with solar.

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.

What the Professionals Say

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Solar Insiders Podcast July 18

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Two big reports – from the ACCC and the AEMO – give conflicting visions about the future of rooftop solar. Plus: Phoenix rising in the rooftop industry, and latest EV news.

Businesses

Solar accreditation and training out-of-date and fundamentally flawed

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As the evolution of solar – and battery storage – powers on, Australia has the same solar accreditation it has had for a very long time. And it desperately needs updating.

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Solar Insiders Podcast July 4

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The highs and lows of the solar industry, feed in tariffs slashed, and some battery storage offers to be avoided. And a guide to good solar.

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Solar Insiders Podcast June 20

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Solar boom, or solar clamp-down?

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