What blackout? Home batteries power through Queensland coal plant calamity

May 26, 2021

While debate builds around whether more big batteries could have saved the day in Queensland on Tuesday, the benefits of…

Australia’s “father of PV” says your next rooftop solar system might be tens of kilowatts

UNSW's Martin Green says the average Australian solar household will soon be installing "tens of kilowatts" on their rooftops, as…

May 20, 2021

Solar tax could trigger a mass exodus from the grid, new survey says

Survey finds solar households overwhelmingly oppose the AEMC's proposed rooftop solar tax, but how many would rather quit the grid…

May 12, 2021

Deakin Uni launches renewable microgrid, with Australia’s biggest on-campus solar farm

Renewable energy microgrid that includes 2MWh of battery storage and Australia’s largest on-campus solar farm at 7MW, switched on at…

April 22, 2021

Social housing tenants enjoy Tasmania’s first community microgrid with solar and Tesla batteries

Tasmania’s first community microgrid, with rooftop solar and Tesla battery storage, is successfully powering a group of social housing tenants…

April 7, 2021

Australians installed 31,000 batteries in 2020, led by households

New data shows Australians installed more than 31,000 battery energy storage systems around the country in 2020, a 20 per…

March 19, 2021

Community solar and battery project opens to investors “across Australia,” lowers cost barrier

The Orange Community Renewable Energy Park has opened the door to investors from all around Australia, as construction gets underway.

November 25, 2021

Rooftop solar industry “desperate for panels,” as supplies dry up

Australian solar manufacturer Tindo says shortage of panels and materials is leading to major solar supply crunch.

November 25, 2021

Solar Insiders Podcast: Australia’s sub zero solar state

South Australia becomes world’s first gigawatt scale grid to record negative demand, while new DC isolator rules cause relief and…

November 24, 2021

Inverter makers put in “impossible” position over integrated DC isolator rule change

Solar industry calls for clarity as inverters with integrated DC isolators face becoming non-compliant "overnight" due to changes to Australian…

November 23, 2021

“Huge win” for solar, with rooftop DC isolators no longer mandatory

Rooftop DC isolators are no longer mandatory for residential systems, paving the way for less complex – and potentially safer…

November 22, 2021

The top 10 solar postcodes driving Victoria’s 1GW rooftop rebate milestone

More than 1 gigawatt of new residential solar capacity has been installed via the Victorian Labor government's Solar Homes Program…

November 19, 2021

Panasonic unveils new home battery in two sizes: big and bigger

New home battery storage offering from Panasonic suggests it expects US households to install bigger and bigger solar systems and…

November 19, 2021

Gas is neither natural nor cheap, but the industry spin is working on households

New research warns gas brand is “strong and stubborn”, and that asking people to give it up – either for…

November 18, 2021

New solar carport solution can scale up to shade hundreds of cars

Japan-based Sinanen unveils scalable solar carport solution which ranges from being able to shade hundreds of cars, down to a…

November 18, 2021

Great Solar Business Podcast: How to use data to streamline your solar business

Dive into the world of ‘ones-and-zeros’ to find out how they can help grow your business, with Warwick Johnston from…

November 18, 2021