Solar

Victoria “Community Grid” grows, in bid to cut network costs by $30m

Victorian Community Grid Project that promises to save United Energy $30m in avoided network costs adds key new solar and storage system to collection.

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South Australia solar market slump blamed on Liberals policy void

South Australia rooftop solar market falls sharply in April, confirming reports from solar retailers who blame uncertainty caused by policy cloud of new Liberal government.

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Townsville resort bets on solar, efficiency to cut grid power by 70%

A luxury resort in Townsville in Queensland’s north is looking to cut its grid power consumption by up to 70 per cent, through a suite of cutting edge renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades.

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Looking for energy independence? Make your solar smarter

As rooftop solar uptake increases, and the cost of batteries decreases, integrating smart management and storage can boost energy independence dramatically.

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Solar Insiders May 9

Australia’s will reach 7GW of rooftop solar in May; why South Australia has hit a wall; and what’s happening at Tesla.

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Melbourne’s Crown Casino installs 300kW rooftop solar system

Melbourne's Crown casino complex is now partly solar powered, after the installation of a 300kW rooftop PV system on its admin building.

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IPART takes hard line on solar as it slashes feed-in tariff

IPART confirms plans to effectively penalise NSW solar households for the lower electricity prices their rooftop PV has helped to deliver, by cutting the recommended feed-in tariff in half for 2018/19.

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Australia beats 100MW rooftop solar installs for 7th month in a row

Australia rooftop solar installations top 100MW for the seventh month on a row.

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WA residential solar PPA could be “absolute game changer”

Buyers of new-build homes at a property development in Perth’s northern suburbs are being offered an innovative rooftop solar power purchase agreement that promises to cut their daytime power costs by 40%.

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Image of the Day: Have Tesla Powerpack – “who needs Ergon?”

North Queensland business going off-grid with rooftop PV and a Tesla Powerpack battery system proudly proclaims: Who needs the network?

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