Solar

Solar policy support: A vote catcher or a corner turned?

It's great to see renewables get some election-time policy attention in a way that makes consumers part of the transition. But from an industry perspective, we flag a level of caution.

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Major Australian beef farmer shifts second facility to clean energy – this time, 100%

Teys Australia unveils $42m plan to make one of its NSW facilities completely energy self sufficient via technologies including solar, storage, solid waste digestion and biomass boilers.

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Victoria regulator lifts fixed rooftop solar tariff, slashes peak rate

Essential Services Commission ups rooftop solar tariffs for minimum "single rate" in Victoria, but slashes the peak rate for solar exports by more than half.

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Thin-film solar petrol tank pilot sparks new business for old energy player

US petroleum industry veteran Sprague Resources to install thin-film solar across its fuel storage tanks – and help other refiners do the same – after success of 87.5kW pilot array.

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Western Power to install 57 stand-alone solar and battery systems at W.A. farms

Plans to fit 57 regional W.A. properties with stand alone solar and battery storage underway, after three companies signed up to deliver the off-grid power systems.

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Demand response for households – how does it work, and can it really earn you money?

Amber Electric is a power retailer that wants its customers to use more power at cheap times, and less power at expensive times. Sound suspicious? Here's how – and why – it works.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Murdoch media’s attack on solar

A breakdown of the Murdoch media’s ham-fisted attempt to demonise rooftop solar incentives, and Nigel Morris catches out some solar cowboys.

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SA Water begins 154MW solar roll-out, on path to “net zero” power bills

SA Power Networks subsidiary Enerven awarded contract to deliver SA Water's 154MW solar and 34MWh storage roll-out – putting the utility on track to achieve "net zero" electricity costs by 2020.

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Solar hot water rebate opens for applications in Victoria

Victorian households can claim up to $1,000 rebate on solar hot water systems as of this week, in latest offering from state government Solar Homes package.

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Residential revival: How home solar broke records in 2018

Just when you thought Australia's residential market had peaked, 2018 delivered a record year of installs, with a big boost from the Victoria Solar Homes rebate.

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