Solar

Solar gardens could deliver major savings for “locked out” consumers

Australia could see “solar gardens” begin to sprout as early as 2019, after a major report found shared solar model not only feasible, but able to knock up to $370 a year off cost of electricity for consumers "locked out" of rooftop PV.

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My electric car, your solar home, a microgrid, and the future

US collaboration between LO3 and MotorWerks will test tools to let consumers buy and sell electricity within microgrids using their homes and vehicles.

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NT schools to go solar, as government-funded installs get underway

NT Labor government hits go on $5m Rooftop Solar Schools program, which it expects to cut energy costs by around 40% for selected schools across every Territory region.

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Barwon Water completes 250kW solar project on Victoria’s Surf Coast

Victorian regional utility switches on second major solar project for 2018 – a 250kW PV array built next to a storage facility and the site of a new sustainable housing development.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: The RCR collapse; and two great new solar initiatives

This week we go to Sundowners, discuss the collapse of RCR, and interview Andrea Gaffney from Planet Renewables, and Chris McGrath from solar innovators 5B.

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World-leading rooftop solar trading trial kicks off in Fremantle

WA energy minister launches "world-first" active, billed, peer-to-peer trading trial allowing 40 households to buy and sell rooftop solar energy generated on their rooftops, across the grid.

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Goanna set to soak up the sun and put power back into the hands of Australian households

The introduction of a new solar battery will put Australians one step closer to achieving the dream of a $0 electricity bill.

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Aged care company to cut grid power consumption in half with solar, LED lighting

Opal Aged Care to install more than 3.4MW solar PV and 28,000 LED lights at 54 properties across NSW, Victoria and Queensland, and cut its grid power consumption by 42%.

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Canberra Deep Space complex to go solar, as CSIRO launches tender

NASA-owned, CSIRO-operated Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is looking to go solar, via a power purchase agreement and a purpose built large-scale solar farm.

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Why we should thank John Howard for starting the rooftop solar boom

Thanks to the actions of millions of Australian households, the process of modernising our grid is well underway, and households are collectively saving billions of dollars off their electricity bill.

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