Solar

Solar and battery “pod” to power a north Queensland farm, in govt-backed trial

Belgian-made renewable power “pod” combining solar, battery storage and a generator to be trialled on a north-west Queensland farm, in bid to offer rural customers more reliable, affordable electricity.

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Queensland to get battery boost as government launches grant and loan scheme

Queensland Labor launches scheme offering 1500 Queensland households and small businesses interest-free loans and grants of $3000 to buy batteries or combined solar-battery systems.

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Monash Uni charges ahead with Australia’s biggest behind-the-meter battery system

Monash Uni installs Australia's largest commercial behind-the-meter battery storage system – a 1MWh hybrid system combining vanadium flow and lithium-ion.

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Newcastle begins work on 5MW solar farm at former coal mine site

First sod turned at the site of the 5MW Summerhill Solar Farm, on a disused landfill and former colliery, that will supply all of City of Newcastle's daytime energy needs.

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UTS to source half its electricity demand from Walgett Solar Farm

University of Technology Sydney inks deal with Epuron to buy the output of its 32MW Walgett Solar Farm in northern New South Wales.

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Solar prosumer funded start-up DC Power pilots “fair dinkum” retail offer

Residential solar focused power retailer DC Power Co closes "oversubscribed” fundraising round and switches 800 investors to beta service ahead of February 2019 public launch.

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Victoria rooftop solar rebate to be extended to renters, if Labor re-elected

Victoria Labor says it will extend its rooftop solar rebate to the state’s tens of thousands of renters, if re-elected in the state poll two weeks from now.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Fair Dinkum, we’re serious about solar power

The Solar Insiders team gets Fair Dinkum about solar, because that’s what we do, that’s who we are, that’s what we are about. Do you have a strawberry?

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How do clouds affect your solar?

How much difference do clouds really make for our solar? It’s a question we get asked often, so we’ve run the numbers to shed some light on the topic.

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AusNet flags hefty connection fees for rooftop solar in Victoria

AusNet says its networks might need to be upgraded as more and more households install rooftop solar. And where it does occur, it wants the new customers to pay for it.

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