Solar

Toyota debuts new Prius with rooftop solar option

The 2017 Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle is the first commercially available, mass-produced passenger car to feature an optional solar charging system.

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Five reasons your company should buy off-site renewables in 2017

If your company has not yet engaged in an off-site renewable energy transaction, here are five reasons why you should get started in 2017.

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California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

As regulators consider strict new guidelines for Australian home battery installations, US battery maker SimpliPhi is making its move, keen to promote the key strengths of its proprietary technology – safety, reliability and flexibility.

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German battery maker to offer “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage "free" electricity deal to muscle in on Australia's peaking power market.

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Melbourne’s first Tesla Powerwall home battery system – one year on

Nearly one year ago, Greens MP Greg Barber installed 5kW of solar alongside Melbourne's first 6.4kWh Tesla Powerwall home battery. Here's a look at how it has performed.

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Is Malcolm Turnbull’s solar + storage array enough to go off grid?

The Prime Minister has a lot of solar and a lot of storage at his Point Piper home, and would need a lot more to go off grid. Most households would need more storage.

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Forget coal power – the path to grid stability begins at home

There’s a simple and achievable way to ensure electricity grid reliability on extreme heat days, and it's on and under our own roofs.

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Are corporate renewable deals set to boom in Australia?

Contracting for renewable energy development by corporate big energy users has been slow to catch on Down Under. But a new report suggests that is about to change.

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SA govt to install solar at 40 schools, fund lighting upgrades

South Australian government announces $15m scheme to fund rooftop solar and energy efficiency upgrades for schools across the state.

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How to make microgrid economics work

Turns out making microgrid economics work is increasingly possible. It’s a matter of ‘stacking value.’

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