Australian window shade maker taps solar with 800kW rooftop PV system

Hunter Douglas Australia installs 800kW rooftop solar system at Sydney warehouse and manufacturing plant, to cut costs and go a shade greener.

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Apple launches new $300m clean energy fund in China

Apple creates “first-of-its-kind” investment fund, tapping greater purchasing power to expand the clean energy options available to its smaller Chinese suppliers.

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Rooftop solar to generate more than coal by 2040, saving billions

AEMO's Integrated System Plan says continued high uptake of rooftop solar and other demand-side resources could see distributed PV supply the national grid with more power than coal by 2040, and cut grid infrastructure costs by nearly $4bn.

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Solar Insiders Podcast July 18

Two big reports - from the ACCC and the AEMO - give conflicting visions about the future of rooftop solar. Plus: Phoenix rising in the rooftop industry, and latest EV news.

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Ergon takes new tack to accommodate booming rooftop solar uptake

UPDATED: Regional Queensland network operator rolls out technology to allow more rooftop solar power to be exported to the grid, without disrupting supply.

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Coal to solar: Latrobe Valley rooftop PV rollout extended to public buildings

Total of 30 public buildings in Victoria's Latrobe Valley set to have rooftop solar installed at no cost, as part of state govt scheme.

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ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - in a report on how electricity consumers have been ripped off by network companies, generators and retailers - has targeted the technology with the least impact, and probably biggest benefit - rooftop solar - for the most dramatic action.

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Victoria networks ask if solar households should pay for grid upgrades. This was the response…

Powercor and CityPower ask: “Should investment in power quality be paid for by a) All customers or b) Customers with solar panels who export?” Customers say...

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Raising energy efficiency standard could save households billions

Strengthening the energy efficiency requirements of Australia’s residential building code could reduce household electricity and gas bills by $18.9bn between now and 2050, a new report has found.

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Solar accreditation and training out-of-date and fundamentally flawed

As the evolution of solar – and battery storage – powers on, Australia has the same solar accreditation it has had for a very long time. And it desperately needs updating.

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