Solar installed on 500 public housing homes in Queensland, focus turns to rental market

Qld govt scheme installs rooftop solar on 350 low-income homes in Cairns and Rockhampton, 130 in Lockhart River. Households expected to save up to $250 a year.

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SA Water set to add another 5MW solar, including floating PV array

SA Water awards tender to install 5MW solar across various facilities, and to develop a floating solar PV array, on path to zero net energy.

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NSW solar tariff cut – reward for slashing power price peaks

NSW pricing regulator flags a cut to state's solar feed-in tariff, linked to fall in wholesale power prices rooftop solar helped deliver.

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BYD goes big on small and flexible, in new battery storage push

Chinese battery maker BYD unveils updated range of modular “solar batteries” for Australian market, as it turns up the heat on Tesla and other rivals.

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Hydro-Quebec pursues new strategy with Lac-Mégantic microgrid

Canadian hydroelectricity giant unveils plans for Lac-Mégantic solar and battery storage microgrid, a project it describes as a major step in its technological evolution.

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Adding solar or batteries to an existing system? This might help

Adding more solar and/or batteries to your rooftop solar system is a complicated business. We have put together a tool to narrow down your range of options – and help you make the right decision.

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Brewer CUB aims to go 100% solar by end 2018

Australia's biggest brewer, CUB, signs deal with new 112MW solar farm near Mildura as part of its plans to go 100% renewables by the end of this year, saying it will lower and lock in electricity costs. The shift to renewables by Australia’s manufacturing base is accelerating.

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AusNet takes suburban Melbourne street off-grid for almost 24 hours

Mini-grid trial by Victorian network operator AusNet Services has, for the third time, taken part of a Melbourne street completely off grid – this time for 21 hours.

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CEFC backs push for solar and storage in all new-build homes

CEFC commits $90m debt finance to Mirvac plan to build more than 300 family homes, each with built-in solar and battery storage.

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Electrolux seeks to power Adelaide factory with solar and battery storage

Electrolux wants to power its only remaining Australian factory with a combination of 2.5MW of solar PV and 500kW battery storage.

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