Solar

Five things I’ve learned about solar and storage

Three months after installing rooftop solar and battery storage on the 30-yar-old home I bought early last year, there is absolutely no doubt it has made a huge difference to the nature of my bills, the source of my energy, and the way I use it.

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Byron club eyes EV charging stations and storage after big solar install

Byron Bay Services Club considers EV charging station and battery storage after installing a large rooftop solar array.

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One Step Off The Grid is taking a break

One Step Off The Grid is taking a break over the holiday season. We'll be back soon...

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Top 5 residential solar and battery storage tips for consumers in 2017

As 2016 draws to an end, rooftop solar in Australia is experiencing another boom – this time with warnings. So here's a list of some top tips for consumers of residential solar and battery storage, gathered from the observations and recommendations of industry players and experts.

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Mildura Airport installs 100kW solar to cut grid costs, boost reliability

Australia's "busiest regional airport" adds 100kW of rooftop solar to cut electricity costs, boost security of supply in North Western Victoria.

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US rural electric cooperative sets 100% renewables target

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) in New Mexico wants to serve all its customers during the summer peak with 100% solar power by 2023.

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How utilities can deal with the threat of community energy

Community energy is the next big threat to utility companies – unless they manage to become part of this emerging energy economy.

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SAPN completes battery installs for northern Adelaide solar + storage trial

SA Power Networks installs the last of 100 battery storage systems in northern Adelaide VPP trial – the largest actually commissioned, for now, in Australia.

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World’s largest virtual power plant trial a big hit with SA consumers

AGL Energy says SA virtual power plant well ahead of schedule after 150 first round battery systems snapped up by consumers.

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What’s happening to residential electricity prices – and why

AEMC report says most Australian households can expect to pay between 4-10% more for their 2017-18 electricity bills, thanks largely to the cost of the RET and the exit of Victoria's Hazelwood brown coal plant. But is it really as black and white – or even green – as all that?

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