Solar

Brisbane shopping centre to save $150k a year with rooftop solar

Alceon Group says 520kW rooftop solar system installed at Caboolture Square Shopping Centre will cut electricity costs by $150k a year, and be paid off within 5 years.

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Melbourne apartment complex switches on shared solar system

One solar system, five apartments, a baker, a hair salon, and an occupational therapist. Allume Energy has switched on its first suburban shared solar system that allows PV electricity to be distributed and billed to individual tenants, for 30% less than grid costs.

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100% renewable microgrid for Sweden’s rural community of Simris

In the rural town of Simris Sweden's south, French utility E.ON has been testing the islanding of a 100 per cent renewable microgrid.

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Sungrow adds 4.8kWh PowCube battery to Australia market

Sungrow Power has launched its next generation suite of inverter and battery storage technology in Australia, including the 4.8kWh lithium-ion PowCube.

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Solar Insiders Podcast May 20

Gippsland Solar’s Andrew McCarthy and a fascinating insight into the solar transition in the Latrobe Valley, the heart of Victoria’s brown coal industry.

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Solar beer: A tour of Australia’s PV powered craft breweries

To coincide with the 8th annual Good Beer Week (yes, that’s a thing) – the Clean Energy Council has released a shortlist of solar powered craft breweries.

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ARENA backs “solar gardens” trial, in bid to boost access to PV

ARENA puts $240,000 towards feasibility study into setting up five "solar gardens" around Australia – to extend the benefits rooftop PV to those who can't install their own.

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Leichhardt shopping centre to add 430kW solar car shade

Local Government Super to install 430kW solar car port at its MarketPlace Leichhardt shopping centre, to supply 40% of the facility’s energy demand.

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ACT to change law to drop gas and pave way for all-electric suburbs

ACT takes next step in trial of gas-free suburban living, with a proposed repeal of planning laws that have made gas connection mandatory to all new housing divisions in the Territory.

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Solar and battery microgrid nears completion at NT Air Force site

Carnegie Clean Energy says Delamere Air Weapons Range solar and storage microgrid is nearly complete, and ready to cut the facility's diesel use by 61%.

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