Solar

Sydney Markets completes 640kW solar car park, nears 1MW of capacity

Sydney Markets has unveiled its new, purpose-built 640kW solar car park, taking its total installed solar capacity to 910kW, with more to come.

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Qld low-income, rental households targeted in 6MW rooftop solar trial

Qld govt rooftop solar trial targets state’s most vulnerable electricity customers – and its half a million rental households – in plan to deliver up to 6MW of new rooftop solar PV.

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Tesla launches Powerwall 2, says all solar homes will have storage

Tesla's launches 14kWh Powerwall 2, confirming pricing and predicting 100% of solar homes will have battery storage within 10 years.

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GreenSync energy monitoring technology added to Melbourne mini-grid trial

The energy management technology of Victorian company, GreenSync, will be used in a ground-breaking suburban Melbourne solar and battery storage trial that aims to take part of a Melbourne suburb off-grid.

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Power struggle: First Nations fight to stay on country, and off grid

Astronomical electricity bills are so often the final straw for Australia's remote Indigenous communities, consuming more than half of families' annual income and, in some cases, driving them off country. But with the help of renewables, they're taking the power back.

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Solar + storage microgrids to power two WA indigenous communities

A JV between Energy Made Clean and Aboriginal corporation Eastern Guruma has won the contract to install solar and battery storage microgrids at two Fitzroy Valley communities.

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LA city raises rooftop solar mandate, requires “zero net energy” homes

The northern LA city of Lancaster now requires new homes to have enough rooftop solar to meet all of their energy needs.

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How long will your solar panels last, and how well will they perform?

Millions of low-quality solar panels have been installed on Australian roofs, mostly because mums and dads lacked the expertise to differentiate panel quality.

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Victoria solar feed-in tariff more than doubles to 11.3c/kWh

Victoria solar households to get big lift in payments for exports to the grid, but Greens say households still being sold short.

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Lessons from the US on how to drive community solar

RMI's Shine Program has managed to deliver power purchase agreements at 40% below median bids for community solar projects.

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