Solar

WA VPP project promises 90% solar self-consumption for cost of “a coffee a day”

Australia's "first" privately funded VPP hopes to sign up 1000 homes and businesses in south-west WA to zero up-front cost deal for solar and battery storage.

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Trial to run Monash University on 100% renewables backed by ARENA

ARENA tips $2.9m into microgrid trial to use a locally designed smart software platform to help run Monash University's Clayton campus entirely on renewables.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Solar’s big year, and Senec storage

Solar’s big year, an interview with German battery storage maker Senec, and a round-up of the highlights of the All Energy conference.

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Ausgrid hopes community storage can help it engage with consumers

Australia's networks have gone from raising the drawbridge to lowering it, inviting new technologies and ideas on to their platform. And sooner or later they are going to be competing for access to the consumer.

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Solar Victoria sets up taskforce to combat rooftop rebate scams

Consumer Affairs Victoria joins taskforce to combat high-pressure sales tactics, inaccurate marketing and poor service as state government solar rebate scheme takes off.

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Australia rooftop solar installs surpass 1GW in September, overtaking 2017 total

SunWiz data shows Australia installed another 125MW of small-scale rooftop solar in September, taking total for calendar 2018 to 1.09GW and beating 2017 total with three months to go.

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NT government set to review solar feed-in tariff, as grid reforms kick off

Northern Territory electricity and solar feed-in tariffs set for review, in bid to boost uptake of rooftop solar, battery storage, and other energy efficient technologies.

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Farmers to tap solar and battery storage, in latest Victoria microgrid trial

Victoria microgrid project wins state funding to demonstrate the value of energy resilience and self-sufficiency for rural industries.

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NSW councils sign up for Moree solar farm to slash electricity costs

Group of 18 councils in NSW sign up to take the output from Moree solar farm to slash their electricity bills by around one third.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Why are some councils turning off solar?

Some councils have rejected large scale and rooftop solar installations. Plus: A preview of the All-Energy conference.

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