Other Renewables

Microgrids aren’t being built fast enough: Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew made a blunt case for microgrids last week as it toppled thousands of electric poles and wires across four American states.

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Solar shading, and what to do about it

Solar shading is the dirty phrase of the solar industry. There are plenty of people who have been sold a solar system only to find that its output is far less than what was promised.

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One quarter of Australian businesses generates solar power, survey says

Survey finds nearly one-quarter of businesses already generating some power with rooftop solar – 83% seriously considering it.

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Is it worth charging off-peak to sneak in a second cycle for your battery?

The idea of sneaking in a battery cycle first thing in the morning doesn’t bear fruit, because most households are already exporting energy during their morning peak.

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Selecting storage solutions in residential PV systems

Combining PV with a storage solution, homeowners gain from a variety of possibilities and benefits. However, it is important to know how to select the right kind of storage solution..

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Redflow reports strong interest in household flow battery technology

Redflow's Simon Hackett sees strong interest in Australian flow battery technology, and is rolling up his sleeves and giving installation instructions himself.

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Gone with the wind: How one community embraced its wind farm

For the host communities, a wind farm isn’t just about economics: the project is also part of the communities’ sense of self.

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How residential demand tariffs could add $1000s to your bill

As residential demand tariffs are rolled out around Australia, we take a look at what they are, how they works, and why many households should avoid them at all costs.

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A battery power revolution in the making on Tasmania’s Bruny Island

Analysts predict a huge future for battery energy storage. On Tasmania’s Bruny Island we have a chance to see what this might look like.

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The fall and fall of rooftop solar prices: four years of data

After four years of tracking Australia's rooftop solar system prices, we take a look back over our data at some of the noteworthy trends that have emerged over this period.

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