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Commercial solar blow as GPT hits pause on 30MW PV rollout

Diversified property owner GPT Group has pressed pause on plans to install a further 30MW of commercial solar PV, citing fresh energy policy uncertainty stirred up by the Turnbull government's proposed National Energy Guarantee.

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Solar Insiders Podcast December 14

The Power of Choice requirements that new solar households must have smart meters is undermined by some pretty dumb rules.

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Solar & battery storage: Choosing the right system size

Choosing the right battery size for your home solar and storage system can be really complicated. Here are some tips to help guide the way.

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9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

2017 has been a year of records for Australian solar power, and the year's not even finished yet. Here are 10 of the highlights so far...

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Zen Energy gets retail licence to launch “baseload” renewable product

Zen Energy gets electricity retailer licence to offer "baseload renewable energy" product and proceed with 1GW solar and storage facility at the Whyalla Steelworks.

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Australia hits new rooftop solar high as homes and businesses get smart – and go big

Australian homes and businesses installed a record monthly total of 120MW of rooftop solar in November, beating the all-time high set in June 2012 and rounding off what is now certain to be a record breaking year.

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Todae lands 1.8MW rooftop array as Stockland aims for 12MW solar

Todae Solar has landed what is likely to be one of the largest rooftop solar installations in Australia – a 1.87MW expansion of the array on top of the Green Hills shopping centre in Sydney, as owner Stockland aims for 12.3MW of rooftop solar across its portfolio. Stockland has already installed 2.3MW on the rooftops […]

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ATA launches free home solar and battery advice service

Free online advice service launched by Alternative Technology Association aims to guide households on what size solar and battery storage systems they should install – and for how much.

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Qld car dealership to trial “urban solar farm” technology

Car dealership installs 330kW solar PV and 96kWh in battery storage, not just to slash power costs, but to test potential to generate revenue by selling excess energy to the grid.

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Solar unlimited: How to use inverters to get past export limits

Solar panel system owners are becoming more and more ambitious about what they want from their PV systems, and are now installing 10kW + PV arrays and over-sizing their inverters.

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