Solar

Get in on the ground floor: how apartments can join the solar boom

Getting your strata committee to agree to solar panels is tricky, but it can be done.

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AGL to pilot “virtual” rooftop solar scheme for renters, apartments

AGL energy CEO says upcoming new pilot will offer access to a "rooftop solar discount" to households unable to install their own. And announces lift in solar tariffs.

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Queensland rejects battery swap, but restricts use of storage with premium tariffs

Queensland decides against proposed voluntary "buy out" of premium solar feed in tariffs in exchange for battery storage, but announces new rules to stop premium tariffs being rorted by batteries.

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Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Falling technology costs and yet another hike in electricity prices are combining to make rooftop solar an economic no-brainer for most Australian households and businesses. Just ask Cory Bernardi.

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On demand car operator Lyft aims for 100% renewable energy & self-driving Bolts

Lyft, the on-demand taxi service that competes head to head with Uber, aims for a 100% powered renewable energy powered Chevy Bolt.

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Solar and battery storage on Horizon: WA utility launches two major trials

Two trials by Horizon Power test grid value of distributed solar and storage, and role of utility-scale battery storage in smoothing and supporting an increasingly renewables-integrated network.

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WA national park taken off-grid by local network

Horizon Power's stand-alone power project taking Fitzgerald River National Park off-grid with solar, battery storage and back-up diesel.

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Brisbane Airport to add fleet of 11 BYD electric buses

Brisbane Airport's inter-terminal shuttle service will be run using 11 BYD electric buses, starting early 2018.

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Office products supplier COS installs 403kW solar across three sites

Australia’s largest privately owned office products supplier installs $1m of solar to cut grid power usage by 80%.

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Bigger is now better for rooftop solar – even for low energy users

ATA report finds 5kW-plus rooftop solar systems offer best bang for buck, no matter the household energy profile – and even if all generation exported to grid.

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