Solar

How to avoid rooftop solar scammers – tips from Solar Victoria as rebate kicks in

The body set up to oversee Victoria government's residential solar rebate warns consumers to be wary of “scammers and inaccurate marketing” by PV cowboys pushing dodgy products and trying to cash in on the scheme.

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Is New Zealand about to get its first rooftop solar subsidy?

Greenpeace calls on New Zealand government to shift fossil fuel subsidies over to solar, to fund installation of rooftop PV and battery storage for 500,000 Kiwi homes.

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What is a solar PPA?

Thinking of going solar? It's not all about panels on roofs. There are many benefits – economic and environmental – for businesses that choose to go solar via a power purchase agreement.

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Solar and flow battery to power Great Barrier Reef research station

University of Queensland-run research hub on Heron Island to be more than 80% solar powered, with addition of 500kW PV and 600kWh vanadium flow battery system.

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Victoria rooftop solar rebate opens for applications, after “flood” of interest

Applications officially open for Victoria Labor’s 50% rooftop solar rebate, a scheme that has attracted more than 10,000 registrations of interest and a “flood of inquiries” since announced three weeks ago.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Sonnen CEO on why Australia is leading market for battery storage

An interview with Sonnen CEO Christoph Ostermann, plus a look at why the states are taking the lead on battery storage, AGL’s withdrawal from residential solar, and much more.

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To look forward, look back: Australia’s first grid-connected rooftop solar system

In the current madness that masquerades as Australian energy policy, looking back may be the balm to continue looking forward. So let's step back to 1994 and see how far we've come.

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Rooftop solar kept out of the shade with new Victoria planning rules

Victoria government amends planning laws to protect the state’s more than 330,000 rooftop solar systems from being overshadowed by neighbouring developments.

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Sony commits to source 100% of electricity from renewables

One of the world’s largest electronics and entertainment companies commits to securing 100% of electricity for business from renewables by 2040, with interim goal of 30% by 2030.

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Another remote indigenous community shifted to solar, as NT “transforms” power delivery

Warruwi remote NT indigenous community gets 175kW solar array, as Power & Water Corporation – with backing from ARENA – changes the way it delivers power.

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