Strong uptake in farming areas has helped drive big increase in rooftop PV penetration in WA, and 4 postcodes now rank in Australian top 20.
ACT and NSW utilities to boost metering charges for new solar installations by factor of nearly 10.
Another WA housing estate to trial solar, storage using unique shared strata model to benefit investors and tenants, cutting grid energy consumption by 60%.
Northern Territory mine to tap solar power plus vanadium redox battery storage for energy supplies, the latest miner to turn to renewables.
Spanish govt proposes self-consumption fee for solar households that add battery storage that would double the system’s pay-back time. Law would also include an infringement penalty double that for leaking nuclear waste.
Rooftop solar distribution data reveals some interesting patterns, linking some of Australia’s most conservative electorates with high PV uptake.
Energy Made Clean wins tender for 1.1MWh battery system for ground-breaking large-scale community energy storage trial in Western Australia.
Central Victorian NGO launches 2nd round of bulk-buy community solar offer, in hope of attracting 150 more households to cheaper, easier rooftop solar.
NSW motor-sport precinct that aims to host electric vehicle racing events plans to go-offgrid, using solar and battery storage.
Australia’s first council and community-owned solar project could be completed by the end of 2015, with campaign to attract local investors set to launch.