Solar

2MW solar plant powers Jordan refugee camp – a world first

Syrian refugees at the UNHCR's Azraq camp in Jordan have electricity for the first time in 2.5 years, after a 2MW solar PV plant – funded by IKEA – was switched on this week.

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Lismore community solar plant switched on, marking Australian first

One of Australia’s first community-funded, council operated solar farms is up and running this week, after the switching on of a 99kW rooftop PV system at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre in Lismore, NSW.

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Mullumbimby aims for 100% renewable energy – by 2020

Community group in Northern Rivers town of Mullumbimby aiming for 100% renewables - by 2020.

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Rooftop solar: Sydney and other city CBDs have barely tapped ‘solar goldmines’

Sydney's CBD has huge untapped rooftop solar potential that could save businesses and homes $70m a year on power costs, according to new study that has lessons for all Australia's capital cities.

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Horizon Power extends WA off-grid solar and storage trial

WA network operator to take more remote regional customers off grid, with solar, battery storage and back-up diesel, after success of 2016 pilot.

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Tech giants lead corporate push to 100% renewables

Move over utilities: Five of America’s largest tech companies have signed PPAs for nearly 3,100MW from renewable resources.

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Go Big: Six reasons why you should be a rooftop solar champion

Investing in a home solar system that is larger than your immediate needs might seem irrational, but there are many great reasons why you should maximise your rooftop potential.

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Tesla’s ‘solar roof’ open for orders – and down payments – in Australia

Tesla opens orders for its much-hyped solar roof, with installations of two varieties of its PV tiles to begin installations in the US mid-year and in Australia in 2018.

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AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

Eight homes successfully separated from main electricity grid and operated as stand-alone solar and battery storage powered mini-grid, in Melbourne trial.

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Australia installs 71MW solar in April, continues record start to year

Rooftop solar installations in Australia continue record-breaking trend in first four months of 2017, with WA the biggest mover.

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