Solar

To pay solar households fairly, we need to understand the true value of solar

Now that our rooftop solar industry has matured, we need to reconsider the purpose of FiTs and align them with our goals for the electricity system in the future.

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Best rooftop solar month for two years as Victoria breaks 1GW solar mark

Australia records best month for more than two years for rooftop solar, with WA setting records and Victoria breaking through 1GW rooftop solar mark.

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Canada’s first 100% renewable energy community project

Oxford County, Ontario, has just opened a wind farm as part of a project to go 100% renewables for electricity and heat.

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Rooftop solar rebate to reduce in three weeks

The long-standing upfront subsidy for rooftop solar systems will be reduced within a few weeks when the "deeming period" for PV systems declines from 15 years to 14 years.

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What’s a partial off-grid solar plus storage system?

Going partially off-grid is a smart alternative for homes who want to become completely energy self sufficient. So how's it done?

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Households will power half the grid by 2050, networks admit

Report from Australia's main network lobby and CSIRO suggests that by 2050, nearly half of all future generation – and storage – will be on site in homes, business and communities.

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Sonnen doubles sales as Australia battery storage market takes off

Sonnenbatterie says sales in Australia have doubled and it is now the biggest market outside Europe for the German premium battery storage developer. And even at the top end, prices have fallen to be comparable with grid costs.

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NSW charity group to save thousands with donated solar system

Not for profit charity Ronald McDonald House to save thousands of dollars a year on power costs, via 8.3kW rooftop solar system donated to its Orange, NSW branch.

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Re-use or recycle? The billion-dollar EV battery question

By 2035, batteries from retired EVs are expected to be worth tens of billions of dollars – and a big part of microgrids of the future. So how should we best use them?

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Charles Sturt University to add 1.7MW rooftop solar system

CSU signs contract to install 1.77MW solar across 11 buildings at its Wagga Wagga campus, to meet just under 20% of its electricity consumption.

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